The LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a business structure that was invented to offer an array of benefits typically provided by other traditional business forms. An LLC enjoys the same type of limited liability as a corporation, but like the sole proprietorship and partnership, it is not taxed as its own entity. Like a corporation, a LLC can have unlimited shareholders, called members. But a key difference is if one of these shareholders dies or files for bankruptcy, the LLC is dissolved and will stop operations unless the remaining members form a new 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?
Businesses in North Carolina can organize using whatever form they choose. The office of the Secretary of State is the organization that accepts filings by those who want to open LLC's. However, there may be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by North Carolina laws that govern the formation and actions of LLC's. These laws should certainly help you decide whether to organize as an LLC. The business structure that is appropriate for your business may 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?
Businesses in Indian Trail may sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by North Carolina law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC is a difficult decision. An attorney practicing business law in North Carolina can give you valuable advice.