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. Limited liability has traditionally been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Mississippi, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Mississippi 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. There can be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable Mississippi laws govern the formation of LLC's and their actions. When deciding whether to form a LLC, you should consider which laws would apply to your company. Although it might take some time to find, choosing the right business structure for your company will lead to increased profitability.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Under certain conditions, a business in Forest may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by Mississippi law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Mississippi business law will be able to advise you of the advantages and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.