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So right now the structure is C-Corporations involving different businesses?
If this is the same owner right now you have what is known as a controlled group. Where all the C-Corps should be taxed as on entity. This is if there is the same ownership in each of the different companies.
Assuming that it is not a controlled group if you convert the entity with the NOL you would lose that benefit.
Is there any real property in the C-Corporation. If there is you would have to be concerned with BIG (Built in Gains tax). The built in gains tax would only apply if you sold the property with 10 years of the conversion.
If the C-Corporations have retained earnings, these earnings would still be taxable when distributed to the shareholders. The S-Corporation would have some discretion on when this is done.
You would not be able to change to an LLC. You would only be able to convert to a S-Corporation. If you want an LLC, this would need to be newly formed.
There are a few ways to avoid the double taxation. One of these is threw salaries and bonuses. This may be an option instead of converting to an S-Corp.