Texas Professional LLC (PLLC) Overview
What is a PLLC?
A "professional limited liability company" or PLLC is a type of limited liability company that is created for the purpose of providing a professional service. Generally speaking, a "professional service" is any type of service that requires a license from the state.
Classic examples of "professional service" providers would be architects, attorneys, CPAs, dentists, physicians, and veterinarians.
Should your business be a PLLC?
What kinds of businesses are required to use a PLLC?
What rules govern Texas PLLCs?
Chapter 301 of the Texas Business Organizations Code sets out the rules related to PLLCs and other professional entities.
Can I convert my Texas LLC to a Texas PLLC?
What are the benefits of using a PLLC?
Can a Texas PLLC be owned by one person?
A Texas PLLC can be owned by 1 person (aka a single-member LLC), but can also have multiple owners.
Can a Texas PLLC be governed by a unlicensed professional?
Zachary Copp, Esq.
Mr. Copp is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the founder of The Copp Law Firm. He has been licensed in Texas for 19 years and personally formed over 3,000 Texas LLCs since 2015. He was recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers® for seven straight years. See full bio →
I am considering hiring an attorney for converting my llc to a pllc. I also have had several unfortunate issues (CPA didn’t file yearly form; attorney didn’t pass along mail stating my LLC would be forfeited). I’m working with the comptroller to reinstate my llc now. I’d love a consultation.
Natalie, I’m glad we were able to connect and resolve your issues.
I am interested in converting my counseling practice from an LLC to a PLLC. First, I would like someone to advise me on whether this is necessary and if it is, am interested to know how much you would charge to help me convert my business. My business name is Revive Counseling LLC. Thank you!
Mark, the general rule is that if the business requires a Texas license it will need to be a professional entity. However, every licensing agency has the ability to override the general rule. The Texas Secretary of State has put together a great permissible entity chart that outlines the options for the various license types. For example, if you are a Licensed (Mental Health or Professional) Counselor, your options are PC, PLLC or PA. If you’d like for me to convert your Texas LLC to a PLLC, you can submit everything I need via the link above.
If I am trying to create a single-member LLC as a registered nurse, am I required to form a PLLC? I would prefer to just form an LLC since it will only be me. Thank you!
A registered nurse cannot use an LLC for the provision of nursing services. The entity must be a PLLC (or PC). You can confirm this via the Secretary of State’s Permissible Entity Chart.