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?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Wisconsin. An LLC is started just by filing the appropriate 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. 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?
Under specific conditions, a business in Greenfield may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by Wisconsin law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Wisconsin business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.