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. Many business forms have traditionally been aimed at the goal of limited liability, but the LLC is the most modern of these forms, having become popular since the enactment of laws in Wisconsin that authorized its formation.
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. Fees are regularly charged for opening LLC's, however, and Wisconsin law determines the costs for creating 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?
A business in Howard may change its form under certain 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.