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. 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. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Kentucky 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 Kentucky. An LLC is started simply by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Kentucky 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?
Businesses in Louisville may sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Kentucky law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys practicing business law in Kentucky can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.