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, the LLC can also have an endless amount of shareholders, called members. Unlike a corporation however, if a member dies, files for bankruptcy, or otherwise leaves the LLC, the company is dissolved. Different forms of limited liability companies have been around for hundreds years, but the modern LLC, like the legislature enacted in Wisconsin, became more popular in the past several decades.
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 certain conditions, a business in Viroqua may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC is determined by Wisconsin law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Wisconsin business law will be able to advise you of the advantages and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.