Limited Liability Companies
Memphis LLC Formation Attorney
A limited liability company (abbreviated as LLC) is a recently-developed business entity that is designed to combine some of the best aspects of a corporate business entity with other forms of business entities. Because an LLC is considered a “creature of statute” – that is, because this business form does not exist if there are not state statutes authorizing the same – it must be formed in strict compliance with the authorizing statutes.
An LLC is a very popular business form that appeals to many entrepreneurs; however, it may not be the best choice for every situation. Speak with the Memphis LLC formation attorneys of Douglass & Runger, Attorneys at Law, to learn more about LLCs and how they can assist you in achieving your business goals.
Benefits and Drawbacks of an LLC
Like a corporation, an LLC provides its owners with limited liability. This means that the owners of an LLC are not responsible for the debts and liabilities incurred by the LLC – even if the LLC becomes insolvent and owes more than it is worth. This can provide new entrepreneurs with some measure of safety and security, encouraging them to take risks secure in the knowledge that if their business fails they are not personally responsible for the LLC’s debts. Additionally, unlike corporations, LLCs tend to be easier to establish and require fewer formalities.
An LLC may not be right in all situations, however. An LLC may have disadvantageous tax implications. In addition, while corporations have clear-cut roles and responsibilities, roles and responsibilities in an LLC may be more unclear and resulting in confusion.
How an LLC is Formed in Tennessee
Individuals wishing to establish an LLC in Tennessee will need to follow these steps: