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. Many business forms have historically been aimed at the goal of limited liability, but the LLC is the most modern of these forms, having become popular since the enactment of laws in Texas that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
In Texas, a business can be formed using the form that it chooses. Opening an LLC simply requires that the business founders file a form with the Secretary of State. Fees are generally charged for opening LLC's, however, and Texas 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?
Businesses in El Paso 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.