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. Also like corporations, LLC's can have as many shareholders, or members, as it likes. Unlike a corporation however, the death or bankruptcy of one of the members will dissolve the LLC. Limited liability has historically been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in North Carolina, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
In North Carolina, a business can be formed using the form that it chooses. Opening an LLC simply requires that the business founders file a form with the Secretary of State. However, fees are generally required to form a LLC. The actions of LLC's as well as the costs for operating them are determined by North Carolina 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 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 Albemarle 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 North Carolina laws.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in North Carolina business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.