Experienced Attorney Helping you Form an LLC in Missouri
Guiding you through the LLC formation process
Forming a limited liability company (LLC) can provide business owners with numerous benefits not available to owners of partnerships or sole proprietors. At the Law Offices of Kenneth P. Carp in St. Louis, we will guide you through every step of forming an LLC for your business and will make sure that all procedures are followed in compliance with state business laws. If you are considering LLC formation, call our office today at (636) 947-3600 to schedule a free consultation.
Why choose an LLC?
Business owners have multiple options when choosing a type of business entity. You can even run a business with no formal registered entity, which leads people to commonly ask: Why should I go through the process of forming an LLC?
LLCs have numerous benefits, including the following:
- Pass-through taxation
- Protection of personal assets from most business-related liability
- More flexible management options than a corporation
- Fewer compliance requirements than a corporation
- Little restriction on ownership
- Greater credibility
How is an LLC formed in Missouri
Missouri law has specific requirements for LLC formation in this state. First, you must choose a unique name for your business that has not already been registered with the Secretary of State. If you are not quite ready to register, you may reserve a business name for a period of time prior to registering.
Next, you must file an Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State. These Articles must contain specific information including the name and address of the business, the purpose of the business, details regarding how the business will be managed, and more. You must also appoint a registered agent for your LLC. Though Missouri law does not require you to also file an operating agreement, it is highly advisable to develop one for your own purposes.
Finally, you need to make sure you comply with all tax requirements regarding your LLC. These requirements will be ongoing and can be complex. An experienced attorney can advise you on your options and can make sure you are in full compliance with the law.
Contact a St. Louis business attorney for assistance today
When it comes to your business, you always want to make sure that you receive the maximum possible benefits with the fewest complications. Experienced St. Louis and St. Charles business attorney Kenneth P. Carp is committed to helping Missouri residents make the best choices for their business and ensuring that every step is completed in the right way. If you would like to discuss how we can help you and your business, please do not hesitate to call today at (636) 947-3600 for a free, no-obligation consultation.