The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a business structure that combines the benefits of many traditional business forms. A LLC has the advantages of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. 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. Many business forms have traditionally 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 Virginia that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Virginia. An LLC is started just by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. However, there can be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by Virginia 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 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?
Businesses in Henrico County might sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Virginia law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Virginia business law will be able to advise you of the advantages and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.