The LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a business structure that was invented to offer an array of benefits 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 treated more like a sole proprietorship or partnership for tax purposes. 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. Many business forms have historically been aimed at the goal of limited liability, but the LLC is the most modern of these forms, having become popular since the enactment of laws in Ohio that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Ohio. An LLC is started simply by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. However, there may be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by Ohio laws that govern the formation and actions of LLC's. In deciding whether you should organize as an LLC, you should consider carefully the applicable laws. Finding the right business structure for your company can lead to increased profits, but the process may take some time.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Delaware may change their forms in specific circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Ohio law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Ohio business law will be able to advise you of the benefits and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.