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. Also like corporations, LLC's can have as many shareholders, or members, as it likes. Unlike a corporation however, the death or bankruptcy of one of the members will dissolve the LLC. Limited liability has historically been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Indiana, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Indiana can organize using whatever form they choose. The office of the Secretary of State is the organization that accepts filings by those who want to open LLC's. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Indiana there are particular laws that govern the 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?
Changing business forms in Shelbyville can be done if a company's situation meets specific conditions. Conversion to a LLC is possible if Indiana law permits it in your situation.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Indiana business law will be able to advise you of the benefits and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.