The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a business structure that combines the advantages of many traditional business forms. A LLC has the benefits of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. LLC's, like corporations, can also have as many shareholders, or members, as desired. The LLC, however, is dissolved if one of those members files for bankruptcy or dies. Limited liability has historically been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Washington, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Washington allows a company to incorporate using the business form it chooses. To begin as an LLC, a company simply files the necessary form with the Secretary of State. However, there may be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by Washington 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 Liberty Lake may sometimes change form. A company is eligible for conversion to an LLC if its situation falls under circumstances that are detailed by Washington law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Washington business law will be able to advise you of the benefits and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.