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. 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?

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, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Ohio there are certain laws that govern the actions of LLC?s. You should consider these laws when deciding whether to organize your business as an LLC. Finding the right business structure for your company might take some effort, but it will ultimately make your business more profitable.

Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?

Changing business forms in Portage County can be done if a company's situation meets particular conditions. Conversion to a LLC is possible if Ohio law permits it in your situation.

How Can an Attorney Help?

The decision of whether to form or convert to a LLC is best considered with the advice of local lawyers practicing business law in Ohio.