The legal business form of the LLC, or Limited Liability Company, offers the benefits of several other traditional business forms. A LLC has the benefits of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. Like a corporation, the LLC can also have an unlimited amount of shareholders, called members. Unlike a corporation however, if a member dies, files for bankruptcy, or otherwise leaves the LLC, the company is dissolved. Many business forms have historically been aimed at the goal of limited liability, but the LLC is the most modern of these forms, having become popular since the enactment of laws in Illinois that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Illinois. An LLC is started simply by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. However, there may be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by Illinois laws that govern the formation and actions of LLC's. Applicable laws are a primary consideration in the decision of whether to organize as an LLC. The right business structure for your company may be difficult to find, but different structures can end up saving your company a lot of money.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
A business in Milan may change its form under particular conditions. Whether or not a business is eligible for conversion to a LLC is a determination made by applicable Illinois laws.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys practicing business law in Illinois can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.