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Whats the benefit of an LLC over a DBA.

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Whats the benefit of an LLC over a DBA.
Dear JACUSTOMER - "LLC" stands for Limited Liability Corporation and "DBA" stands for "Doing Business As". With an LLC the owners or principals are not generally liable for the debts of the corporation since it is a separate entity while under a DBA it is simply a proprietorship of the owner and the owner is personally liable for the debts of the business. A DBA really has no legal significance other than to identify the business in contracts or for advertising purposes.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

are personnel assessts protected under an llc. like if something happened and the company was to be sued would the owners personnel assessts be protected and if your a dba would it still apply.

That's exactly right. So long as the owner doesn't personally guarantee the debts of the LLC the personal assets are safe. A DBA offers no protection.
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