The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal business structure that seeks to combine benefits from across several other traditional business forms. An LLC enjoys the same type of limited liability as a corporation, but like the sole proprietorship and partnership, it is not taxed as its own entity. 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. Various forms of limited liability companies have been around for hundreds years, but the modern LLC, like the legislature enacted in Pennsylvania, became more popular in the past several decades.
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. 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?
A business in New Cumberland may change its form under certain conditions. Whether or not a business is eligible for conversion to a LLC is a determination made by applicable Pennsylvania laws.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Pennsylvania business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.