The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal business structure that seeks to combine advantages 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 benefit of limited liability, the same as a corporation. An LLC can also have an endless amount of shareholders, like a corporation. However, the LLC is dissolved if one of those members dies or files for bankruptcy. For hundreds of years, limited liability has been a main goal of some business forms, but since the Tennessee legislature enacted laws authorizing its formation, the modern LLC has become more and more popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Tennessee allows a company to incorporate using the business form it chooses. To start as an LLC, a company just files the necessary form with the Secretary of State. There can be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable Tennessee laws govern the formation of LLC's and their actions. 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?
A business in Smithville may change its form under particular 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?
Attorneys experienced in Tennessee business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.