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. LLC's, like corporations, can also have as many shareholders, or members, as desired. The LLC, however, is dissolved if one of those members files for bankruptcy or dies. For hundreds of years, limited liability has been a primary goal of some business forms, but since the Indiana legislature enacted laws authorizing its formation, the modern LLC has become more and more popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Indiana allows a company to incorporate using the business form it chooses. To begin as an LLC, a company simply files the necessary form with the Secretary of State. There may be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable Indiana laws govern the formation of LLC's and their actions. 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?
Businesses in Crown Point may sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Indiana law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys practicing business law in Indiana can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.