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Lan asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

Firms offering professional services are prohibited from becoming limited liability partnerships.?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It depends, grasshopper, it depends.

    In some states, professional services have to be rendered by PLLCs, professional limited liability partnerships, just as an ordinary business corporation ("inc" or "corp") may not render professional services: the corporation must be a PC, professional corporation. In at least one state (NY), professional services may be rendered by ordinary LLPs, but if they incorporate, it must be as a PC. Nobody really understands why.

    In other states, it makes no difference: the "business" form of entity is used but its members, the professionals, are subject to the same professional rules as if they were practicing as sole practitioners.

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