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. Many business forms have traditionally been aimed at the goal of limited liability, but the LLC is the most modern of these forms, having become popular since the enactment of laws in Kansas that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
In Kansas, a business can be formed using the form that it chooses. Opening an LLC just requires that the business founders file a form with the Secretary of State. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Kansas there are particular laws that govern the actions of LLC?s. When deciding whether to form a LLC, you should consider which laws would apply to your company. Although it might take some time to find, choosing the right business structure for your company will lead to increased profitability.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Liberal may change their forms in specific circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Kansas law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Lawyers practicing business law in Kansas can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.