Berkeley, CA asked in Tax Law, Business Formation and Business Law for California

Q: Hello, I am planning to found my own consulting firm. Should it be a LLC or sole proprietor?

Hello, I am planning to found my own consulting firm. I am helping startups in the US and EU with public policy, grant strategy, fundraising and business partnerships. Should it be a LLC or sole proprietor? Which one will be better for tax-wise?

1 Lawyer Answer
Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
  • Rohnert Park, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The answer depends upon three initial focus points: [1] your exposure to liability ... [2] your desired management structure and [3] how you would like to see ownership and succession. The next step for you would be to schedule at least two free initial calls with attorneys of your choice ... by video call or telephone call ... for the next discussion.

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