The legal business form of the LLC, or Limited Liability Company, offers the benefits 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 treated more like a sole proprietorship or partnership for tax purposes. Like a corporation, the LLC can also have an unlimited 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. Many business forms have historically been aimed at the goal of limited liability, but the LLC is the most modern of these forms, having become popular since the enactment of laws in Minnesota that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Minnesota 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 Minnesota law determines the costs for creating 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 may take some effort, but it will ultimately make your business more profitable.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Changing business forms in Hugo can be done if a company's situation meets certain conditions. Conversion to a LLC is possible if Minnesota law permits it in your situation.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Minnesota business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.