The legal business form of the LLC, or Limited Liability Company, offers the advantages of several other traditional business forms. Like a sole proprietorship or partnership, an LLC is not taxed as its own entity. However, it still has the benefit of limited liability, the same as a corporation. Like a corporation, a LLC can have unlimited shareholders, called members. But a main difference is if one of these shareholders dies or files for bankruptcy, the LLC is dissolved and will stop operations unless the remaining members form a new LLC. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Kansas since the legislature enacted laws authorizing its creation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Kansas may 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. Fees are frequently charged for opening LLC's, however, and Kansas 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?
Changing business forms in Gardner can be done if a company's situation meets certain conditions. Conversion to a LLC is possible if Kansas law permits it in your situation.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Kansas business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.