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. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Louisiana since the legislature enacted laws authorizing its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Louisiana allows a company to incorporate using the business form it chooses. To begin as an LLC, a company simply files the necessary form with the Secretary of State. Fees are generally charged for opening LLC's, however, and Louisiana law determines the costs for creating LLC's. In deciding whether you should organize as an LLC, you should consider carefully the applicable laws. Finding the right business structure for your company can lead to increased profits, but the process may take some time.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
A business in Crowley may change its form under specific conditions. Whether or not a business is eligible for conversion to a LLC is a determination made by applicable Louisiana laws.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Louisiana business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.