The legal business form of the LLC, or Limited Liability Company, offers the benefits 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 advantage of limited liability, the same as a corporation. Like a corporation, a LLC can have unlimited shareholders, called members. But a key 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 formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Kansas. An LLC is started simply by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. There may be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable Kansas 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?
Under particular conditions, a business in Lansing may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by Kansas law.
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.