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Limited Liability Companies For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-85659-8
360 pages
August 2014
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Introduction  1

Part I: The ABCs of LLCs  7

Chapter 1: What Is an LLC, Really?  9

Chapter 2: LLCs: More Handy Than Duct Tape!  23

Chapter 3: Determining Whether an LLC Is Right for You  45

Part II: Your First Steps: Forming Your LLC 67

Chapter 4: Playing — and Winning — the Name Game 69

Chapter 5: Choosing the Best State for Your LLC  85

Chapter 6: Creating and Filing Your Articles of Organization  97

Chapter 7: Converting Your Current Business into an LLC  115

Part III: Structuring Your LLC  133

Chapter 8: Tell Uncle Sam How It Is! Choosing How You Want to Be Taxed  135

Chapter 9: Make It Official! Getting Started on Your Operating Agreement  149

Chapter 10: Structuring Your Partnership  165

Chapter 11: Using Your LLC to Attract Investors  189

Chapter 12: Doing the Membership Shuffle  199

Part IV: Running Your Brand-New LLC  213

Chapter 13: Maintaining Your Records (And Your Sanity)  215

Chapter 14: Making Cents of Taxes  229

Chapter 15: Expanding Your Empire: Going National!  241

Chapter 16: Dissolutions: Ever  y Beginning Has an End  251

Part V: LLCs on Steroids: Advanced Strategies  271

Chapter 17: Using LLCs to Cover Your Assets  273

Chapter 18: Protecting Real Estate with LLCs  291

Part VI: The Part of Tens  301

Chapter 19: Ten Good Reasons to Form an LLC  303

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Keep Your Liabilit  y Protection Intact  313

Glossary  321

Index  327

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