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. Also like corporations, LLC's can 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. Limited liability has historically been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Pennsylvania, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Pennsylvania can 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, there may be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by Pennsylvania 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 may 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?
Changing business forms in Coraopolis can be done if a company's situation meets particular conditions. Conversion to a LLC is possible if Pennsylvania law permits it in your situation.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Pennsylvania business law will be able to advise you of the benefits and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.