Millions of investors have never owned a stock or bond but instead have most of their net worth tied up in a family business or startup. In the past twenty years, Limited Liability Companies, or LLCs, have become one of the most popular ways to hold ownership stakes in these types of businesses. It is important for you, as a new investor, to understand how they work, why you should care about LLCs, and some of the tax implications. This collection of LLC articles will explain the basics to you so you can educate yourself before meeting with a qualified professional.
All limited liability operating companies, or LLCs, are supposed to be governed by a contract that the investors sign amongst themselves. This contract is known as an LLC operating agreement. Here are just a few of the most important provisions you are likely to see in a standard LLC operating agreement.
A Delaware LLC offers a lot of advantages such as low or no taxes, asset privacy, and low annual filing expenses. In fact, investing through a Delaware LLC is often a top choice of many professionals, along with Nevada LLCs. Here are just a few reasons you may want to consider holding your investments through one of these entities.
Families often pool money together to form small businesses, invest in shares of stock, or rdevelop eal estate. Walton Enterprises, LLC, for example, is a famous family limited liability company through which members of Sam Walton's family control Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a regional bank named Arvest, and other investments. Discover how family limited liablity companies can work for you.
To help make limited partnerships as useful as limited liability companies, roughly half of the states in the United States have allowed for the creation of a new type of entity known as a limited liability limited partnership or LLLP. It functions similarly to an LLC. How does this new competitor work and is it right for your family business or investments?