The LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a business structure that was invented to offer an array of advantages typically provided by other traditional business forms. A LLC has the advantages of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. LLC's, like corporations, may also have as many shareholders, or members, as desired. The LLC, however, is dissolved if one of those members files for bankruptcy or dies. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Missouri since the legislature enacted laws authorizing its creation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Missouri allows a company to incorporate using the business form it chooses. To start as an LLC, a company just files the necessary form with the Secretary of State. However, fees are regularly required to form a LLC. The actions of LLC's as well as the costs for operating them are determined by Missouri law. In deciding whether you should organize as an LLC, you should consider carefully the applicable laws. Finding the right business structure for your company may lead to increased profits, but the process may take some time.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Waynesville may change their forms in certain circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Missouri law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Missouri business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.