Written by America's leading LLC expert! If you run your own business, you've probably heard about limited liability companies. Business owners who operate LLCs aren't personally liable for business debts. But is an LLC right for you? Nolo's Quick LLC provides essential information for business owners in every state. It explains, in plain English, the advantages and drawbacks of forming an LLC -- including limiting your personal liability. Nolo's Quick LLC covers who should -- and shouldn't -- form an LLC, how to operate an LLC easily, choosing between a member-run or a manager-run LLC, LLCs compared to corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships, how to keep your tax status simple at the start, how to elect corporate tax treatment when (and if) you're ready and the ongoing legal and tax paperwork that's required. Practical, concise and easy to read, the 4th edition of Nolo's Quick LLC provides the latest facts, figures and tax information you need to know about this valuable business option.