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CHOOSE THE ENTITY TYPE THAT FITS YOUR BUSINESS

Limited Liability
Company (LLC)

An LLC is great for seasoned entrepreneurs and new business owners alike. 

Corporation
(C-Corp | S-Corp)

If you’re looking to scale your business quickly and issue shares to investors, choose a Corporation.
Start your Professional Company today to ensure that your practice is protected and compliant. 

Need help deciding which entity is right for you?

Step 1: Answer our questions.

Step 2: We form your business.

Step 3: Run your company!

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Types of Business Entities

FIND THE ENTITY THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Business Type

Features

Protections & Taxes

Negatives

LLC

Allows the most flexibility in terms of management and structure

Can have unlimited members

Can be owned by another LLC, corporation, or any other legal entity

Protects personal assets and liability from lawsuits

Offers pass through taxation for business owners

Requires separate tax filings

Will require regular fees and forms to maintain

Can’t go public

Not recognized internationally

S-Corp

Allows for issue of shares

Shareholders must be US residents

Owners only get common stock

Protects personal assets and liability from lawsuits

Offers pass through taxation for business owners

Requires separate tax filings

Will require regular fees and forms to maintain

Requires a firm structure, with a board of directors

Must keep records and hold annual meetings

C-Corp

Allows for issue of shares

Owners can get preferred stock

Best option to eventually go public

Protects personal assets and liability from lawsuits

Taxed at the corporate level and at the personal level

Requires separate tax filings

Will require regular fees and forms to maintain

Requires a firm structure, with a board of directors

Must keep records and hold annual meetings

Sole Proprietorship

Doesn’t require any setup or fees

Can only have one owner

May still require licenses or forms, depending on state regulations

There is no personal liability protection

Only taxed on a personal level

Can complete taxes without a separate filing

No limited liability protection

No company structure or organizing documents

Limited business rights

Features

Allows the most flexibility in terms of management and structure

Can have unlimited members

Can be owned by another LLC, corporation, or any other legal entity

Protections & Taxes

Protects personal assets and liability from lawsuits

Offers pass through taxation for business owners

Requires separate tax filings

Negatives

Will require regular fees and forms to maintain

Can’t go public

Not recognized internationally

Features

Allows for issue of shares

Shareholders must be US residents

Owners only get common stock

Protections & Taxes

Protects personal assets and liability from lawsuits

Offers pass through taxation for business owners

Requires separate tax filings

Negatives

Will require regular fees and forms to maintain

Requires a firm structure, with a board of directors

Must keep records and hold annual meetings

Features

Allows for issue of shares

Owners can get preferred stock

Best option to eventually go public

Protections & Taxes

Protects personal assets and liability from lawsuits

Taxed at the corporate level and at the personal level

Requires separate tax filings

Negatives

Will require regular fees and forms to maintain

Requires a firm structure, with a board of directors

Must keep records and hold annual meetings

Features

Doesn’t require any setup or fees

Can only have one owner

May still require licenses or forms, depending on state regulations

Protections & Taxes

There is no personal liability protection

Only taxed on a personal level

Can complete taxes without a separate filing

Negatives

No limited liability protection

No company structure or organizing documents

Limited business rights

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We will structure your company for you, so you can be sure its done correctly.

Business Licenses

Does your business need a license? We can help determine and apply for you.

Some clients that we’ve started businesses for…

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The attorneys at Fisher Stone are amazing. They helped me get my business off the ground. Extremely professional. Great addition to the neighborhood.

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Honestly some of the easiest and most light hearted people I’ve ever worked with… Could not imagine working with anyone else!

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re on the fence about what type of entity is best for you and your business, look through these frequently asked questions. If you still want guidance, you can schedule a free strategy session with one of our attorneys. 

What is a limited liability company?2020-10-22T11:59:52-04:00

An LLC, or a limited liability company, is a business entity that shields owners and shareholders from some personal liabilities including debts, unlike a sole proprietorship or professional company. LLCs, however, are not corporations and are therefore not taxed directly. Instead, shareholders are taxed on their profits from the LLC.

What is the benefit of creating a corporation?2020-10-22T12:26:17-04:00

Corporations create several unique benefits in that corporations are a separate entity from their shareholders. This offers protection for the shareholders from all debts or lawsuits that the corporation may encounter, so long as the corporation conforms to their legal requirements. A corporation can only be legally sought after for its assets, not the shareholders’.

Is there a difference between a C-Corporation and an S-Corporation?2020-10-22T12:15:43-04:00

C-Corporations and S-Corporations vary in several ways regarding liabilities and taxation. An S-Corporation isn’t taxed directly on its net profit, but shareholders must pay for their income from the S-Corporation. A C-Corporation is taxed directly on its income and its shareholders are taxed on their profits from the C-Corporation.  The advantage of a C-Corporation is it provides greater liability protection and tax benefits for shareholders.

Will I need any licenses or permits to start a business?2020-10-22T12:13:22-04:00

Permits and licenses are conditional based on which city, county, or state the business operates in. Having an attorney is vital for your business to remain legally compliant.

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