The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a business structure that combines the benefits of many traditional business forms. An LLC enjoys the same form of limited liability as a corporation, but like the sole proprietorship and partnership, it is not taxed as its own entity. Like a corporation, a LLC can have unlimited shareholders, called members. But a main difference is if one of these shareholders dies or files for bankruptcy, the LLC is dissolved and will stop operations unless the remaining members form a new LLC. Limited liability has traditionally been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Wisconsin, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
In Wisconsin, a business can be formed using the form that it chooses. Opening an LLC just requires that the business founders file a form with the Secretary of State. There can be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable Wisconsin laws govern the formation of LLC's and their actions. 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?
A business in Cedarburg may change its form under particular conditions. Whether or not a business is eligible for conversion to a LLC is a determination made by applicable Wisconsin laws.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Lawyers practicing business law in Wisconsin can advise you on whether it would be favorable for your business to form or convert to a LLC.