The LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a business structure that was invented to offer an array of advantages usually 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. Also like corporations, LLC's may 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. Many business forms have traditionally been aimed at the goal of limited liability, but the LLC is the most modern of these forms, having become popular since the enactment of laws in North Carolina that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
North Carolina 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, there can be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by North Carolina laws that govern the formation and actions of LLC's. 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?
Businesses in Burlington may change their forms in particular circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by North Carolina law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in North Carolina business law will be able to advise you of the advantages and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.