Business Formation

If you are considering opening a new business or joining forces with an existing business you should take the proper steps to form a business entity that is appropriate to your particular situation. By doing so you can limit, and possibly avoid, problems that could arise during the course of running your business, such as personal liability. Also, by forming the proper business entity, you can make the challenges of closing a business a smoother and less difficult process. The most common forms of business entities in the State of Washington are the following:

  • Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC)
  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Sole Proprietorship