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. 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 New Hampshire, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
In New Hampshire, 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. There may be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable New Hampshire 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 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 Dover may sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by New Hampshire law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys practicing business law in New Hampshire can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.