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. 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. Various forms of limited liability companies have been around for hundreds years, but the modern LLC, like the legislature enacted in Texas, became more popular in the past several decades.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Texas 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 Texas 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?
Businesses in Brazoria County may sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Texas law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Texas business law will be able to advise you of the benefits and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.