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ONe of the things you might consider is a series LLC. This type of LLC allows you to create a series of LLC, much like subsidiaries of a corporation without having to pay multiple filing fees. The advantage of this approah is that each LLC is separate so that its liabilities are separate frrom the assets of the other LLCs in the series. One of the drawbacks is that all states may not recognize the series but a growing number are. This allows you to have each location as a separate entity or all the locations in a specific state held in a single LLC . An LLC allows you to be taxed as a partnership or if you elect as a corporation. The LLC format does not require as many legal formalities to maintain. Delaware and Nevada are among the state taht allow series.
An alternative is an S Corp. This type of corporation also taxes the shareholders like a partnership. It can have subsidiaries. However there is more cost in forming the subsidiaries. There are also more limitations in the types of shareholders you can have in an S Corp.
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