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. An LLC enjoys the same form 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 main 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 traditionally 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?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in North Carolina. An LLC is started just by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. There can be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable North Carolina laws govern the formation of LLC's and their actions. You should consider these laws when deciding whether to organize your business as an LLC. Finding the right business structure for your company might take some effort, but it will ultimately make your business more profitable.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
A business in Marion may change its form under specific 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.