The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal business structure that seeks to combine advantages from across several other traditional business forms. A LLC has the advantages of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. 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 Ohio, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Ohio 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. There can be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable Ohio laws govern the formation of LLC's and their actions. 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 Sandusky County 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?
A lawyer versed in Ohio business law will be able to advise you of the advantages and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.