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. Limited liability has traditionally been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in New York, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
New York allows a company to incorporate using the business form it chooses. To start as an LLC, a company just files the necessary form with the Secretary of State. However, there can be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by New York laws that govern the formation and actions of LLC's. Applicable laws are a primary consideration in the decision of whether to organize as an LLC. The right business structure for your company might be difficult to find, but different structures can end up saving your company a lot of money.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
A business in Waverly 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 New York laws.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Whether it would be advantageous for your business to form or convert to a LLC is a difficult decision. An attorney practicing business law in New York can give you valuable advice.