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. Limited liability is an advantage that the LLC shares with the corporation, but instead of being taxed as its own entity, it is viewed more like a sole proprietorship or partnership for tax purposes. An LLC can also have an endless amount of shareholders, like a corporation. However, the LLC is dissolved if one of those members dies or files for bankruptcy. Different forms of limited liability companies have been around for hundreds years, but the modern LLC, like the legislature enacted in New York, became more popular in the past several decades.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in New York may 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. Fees are regularly charged for opening LLC's, however, and New York law determines the costs for creating LLC's. These laws should certainly help you decide whether to organize as an LLC. The business structure that is appropriate for your business might 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?
Changing business forms in Suffolk County can be done if a company's situation meets specific conditions. Conversion to a LLC is possible if New York law permits it in your situation.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in New York business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.