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. Many business forms have traditionally 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?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Minnesota. An LLC is started just by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. Fees are frequently 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 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 New Hope might sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed 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.