The LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a business structure that was invented to offer an array of benefits usually provided by other traditional business forms. A LLC has the benefits of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. LLC's, like corporations, can also have as many shareholders, or members, as desired. The LLC, however, is dissolved if one of those members files for bankruptcy or dies. For hundreds of years, limited liability has been a primary goal of some business forms, but since the Mississippi legislature enacted laws authorizing its formation, the modern LLC has become more and more popular.

Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?

Mississippi 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. However, there may be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by Mississippi laws that govern the formation and actions of LLC's. In deciding whether you should organize as an LLC, you should consider carefully the applicable laws. Finding the right business structure for your company can lead to increased profits, but the process may take some time.

Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?

A business in Petal may change its form under particular conditions. Whether or not a business is eligible for conversion to a LLC is a determination made by applicable Mississippi laws.

How Can an Attorney Help?

The decision of whether to form or convert to a LLC is best considered with the advice of local attorneys practicing business law in Mississippi.