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. Like a corporation, the LLC can also have an endless 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. For hundreds of years, limited liability has been a main goal of some business forms, but since the Washington legislature enacted laws authorizing its formation, the modern LLC has become more and more popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Washington may 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 can be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by Washington laws that govern the formation and actions of LLC's. When deciding whether to form a LLC, you should consider which laws would apply to your company. Although it might take some time to find, choosing the right business structure for your company will lead to increased profitability.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Changing business forms in Airway Heights can be done if a company's situation meets certain conditions. Conversion to a LLC is possible if Washington law permits it in your situation.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Washington business law will be able to advise you of the advantages and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.