The LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a business structure that was invented to offer an array of advantages usually 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. LLC's, like corporations, may also have as many shareholders, or members, as desired. The LLC, however, is dissolved if one of those members files for bankruptcy or dies. Different forms of limited liability companies have been around for hundreds years, but the modern LLC, like the legislature enacted in Ohio, became more popular in the past several decades.
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 just by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. However, there can 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 may lead to increased profits, but the process may take some time.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Huron might sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Ohio law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Lawyers practicing business law in Ohio can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.