The LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a business structure that was invented to offer an array of advantages normally 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. For hundreds of years, limited liability has been a main goal of some business forms, but since the Montana legislature enacted laws authorizing its formation, the modern LLC has become more and more popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
A business in Montana can be organized using the form that it chooses. If the founders want to organize as an LLC, all that is necessary is filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. There can be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable Montana laws govern the formation of LLC's and their actions. These laws should certainly help you decide whether to organize as an LLC. The business structure that is appropriate for your business might take some effort to find, but finding the right business form can reward you with increased profitability.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Under specific conditions, a business in Billings may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by Montana law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Montana business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.