The legal business form of the LLC, or Limited Liability Company, offers the advantages of several other traditional business forms. Limited liability is an advantage that the LLC shares with the corporation, but instead of being taxed as its own entity, it is viewed more like a sole proprietorship or partnership for tax purposes. 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. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Michigan since the legislature enacted laws authorizing its creation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Michigan. An LLC is started just by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Michigan there are certain laws that govern the actions of LLC?s. You should consider these laws when deciding whether to organize your business as an LLC. Finding the right business structure for your company might take some effort, but it will ultimately make your business more profitable.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Kalamazoo may change their forms in particular circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Michigan law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Whether it would be beneficial for your business to form or convert to a LLC is a difficult decision. An attorney practicing business law in Michigan can give you valuable advice.