The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal business structure that seeks to combine benefits from across several other traditional business forms. Like a sole proprietorship or partnership, an LLC is not taxed as its own entity. However, it still has the advantage of limited liability, the same as a corporation. 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. Various forms of limited liability companies have been around for hundreds years, but the modern LLC, like the legislature enacted in Tennessee, became more popular in the past several decades.

Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?

The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee law determines the costs for creating LLC's. In deciding whether you should organize as an LLC, you should consider carefully the applicable laws. Finding the right business structure for your company can lead to increased profits, but the process may take some time.

Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?

A business in Gallatin 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 Tennessee laws.

How Can an Attorney Help?

The decision of whether to form or convert to a LLC is best considered with the advice of local attorneys practicing business law in Tennessee.