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. An LLC has the same advantage of limited liability that a corporation does, but without being taxed as its own entity. Instead, it's taxed more similarly to a sole proprietorship or partnership. An LLC can also have an unlimited amount of shareholders, like a corporation. However, the LLC is dissolved if one of those members dies or files for bankruptcy. Limited liability has historically been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in New Mexico, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
New Mexico allows a company to incorporate using the business form it chooses. To begin as an LLC, a company simply files the necessary form with the Secretary of State. There may be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable New Mexico laws govern the formation of LLC's and their actions. When deciding whether to form a LLC, you should consider which laws would apply to your company. Although it may 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?
Under particular conditions, a business in Socorro may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by New Mexico law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in New Mexico business law will be able to advise you of the benefits and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.