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, the LLC can also have an endless amount of shareholders, called members. Unlike a corporation however, if a member dies, files for bankruptcy, or otherwise leaves the LLC, the company is dissolved. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Minnesota since the legislature enacted laws authorizing its creation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Minnesota may 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. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Minnesota there are particular 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 Elk River may change their forms in specific circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Minnesota law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Minnesota business law will be able to advise you of the advantages and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.