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. For hundreds of years, limited liability has been a main goal of some business forms, but since the Wisconsin legislature enacted laws authorizing its formation, the modern LLC has become more and more 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?

Under specific conditions, a business in Pewaukee may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by Wisconsin law.

How Can an Attorney Help?

The decision of whether to form or convert to a LLC is best considered with the advice of local lawyers practicing business law in Wisconsin.