The legal business form of the LLC, or Limited Liability Company, offers the advantages of several other traditional business forms. A LLC has the advantages of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. LLC's, like corporations, may also have as many shareholders, or members, as desired. The LLC, however, is dissolved if one of those members files for bankruptcy or dies. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Illinois since the legislature enacted laws authorizing its creation.
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 just by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. Fees are frequently charged for opening LLC's, however, and Illinois law determines the costs for creating LLC's. These laws should certainly help you decide whether to organize as an LLC. The business structure that is appropriate for your business might take some effort to find, but finding the right business form can reward you with increased profitability.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Under certain conditions, a business in Sullivan may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by Illinois law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC is a difficult decision. An attorney practicing business law in Illinois can give you valuable advice.