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. 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. Limited liability has traditionally been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Ohio, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
In Ohio, a business can be formed using the form that it chooses. Opening an LLC just requires that the business founders file a form with the Secretary of State. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Ohio there are particular laws that govern the 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?
Businesses in Ontario 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.