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. Many business forms have traditionally 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?
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. 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. When deciding whether to form a LLC, you should consider which laws would apply to your company. Although it might take some time to find, choosing the right business structure for your company will lead to increased profitability.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Westerville may change their forms in particular circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined 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.