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. Like a corporation, the LLC can also have an unlimited amount of shareholders, called members. Unlike a corporation however, if a member dies, files for bankruptcy, or otherwise leaves the LLC, the company is dissolved. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Oklahoma since the legislature enacted laws authorizing 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. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Oklahoma there are specific 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 may 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 Seminole 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?
Whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC is a difficult decision. An attorney practicing business law in Oklahoma can give you valuable advice.