The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal business structure that seeks to combine benefits from across several other traditional business forms. Limited liability is an advantage that the LLC shares with the corporation, but instead of being taxed as its own entity, it is treated more like a sole proprietorship or partnership for tax purposes. 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. 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 Utah that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
In Utah, 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 often charged for opening LLC's, however, and Utah 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 Ogden 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 Utah laws.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Utah business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.