Should Investors Buck The Status Quo With LLCs?

Law360, New York (March 5, 2012, 1:20 PM EST) -- Sometimes change is good.

Too often, investors and entrepreneurs just stick with the status quo, in terms of structuring a venture capital or private equity investment. One notable example is requiring that target portfolio companies formed as limited liability companies reincorporate into a “C” corporation because … well … that is just how it is always done.

Actually, the decision is a bit more thoughtful than that. One concern that investors have with LLCs is the typical pass-through tax election these entities make to provide economic...
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