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. LLC's, like corporations, may 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 traditionally 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 start as an LLC, a company just files the necessary form with the Secretary of State. However, fees are regularly required to form a LLC. The actions of LLC's as well as the costs for operating them are determined by Washington law. You should consider these laws when deciding whether to organize your business as an LLC. Finding the right business structure for your company might take some effort, but it will ultimately make your business more profitable.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Mercer Island may change their forms in particular circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Washington law.
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.