The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal business structure that seeks to combine benefits from across several other traditional business forms. A LLC has the benefits of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. An LLC can also have an unlimited 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 historically 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 Oklahoma that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Oklahoma. An LLC is started simply by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. Fees are often charged for opening LLC's, however, and Oklahoma law determines the costs for creating 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 may take some effort, but it will ultimately make your business more profitable.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Claremore may sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Oklahoma law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Oklahoma business law will be able to advise you of the benefits and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.