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. Also like corporations, LLC's may have as many shareholders, or members, as it likes. Unlike a corporation however, the death or bankruptcy of one of the members will dissolve the LLC. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Pennsylvania since the legislature enacted laws authorizing its creation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Pennsylvania may organize using whatever form they choose. The office of the Secretary of State is the organization that accepts filings by those who want to open LLC's. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Pennsylvania 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 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 Bellevue might sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Pennsylvania law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Lawyers practicing business law in Pennsylvania can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.