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. 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. Various forms of limited liability companies have been around for hundreds years, but the modern LLC, like the legislature enacted in Louisiana, became more popular in the past several decades.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Louisiana 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. Fees are often charged for opening LLC's, however, and Louisiana law determines the costs for creating LLC's. When deciding whether to form a LLC, you should consider which laws would apply to your company. Although it may 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?
Changing business forms in Calcasieu Parish can be done if a company's situation meets particular conditions. Conversion to a LLC is possible if Louisiana law permits it in your situation.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys practicing business law in Louisiana can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.