Texas Professional LLC (PLLC) Formation

When is a Texas PLLC required?

A business entity that is formed for the purpose of providing a "professional service" (i.e., a service that requires a Texas license) may need to be a professional entity like a professional corporation (PC) or professional LLC (PLLC).

What is a Texas PLLC?

A Texas "professional limited liability company" or PLLC is a type of Texas limited liability company that is created for the purpose of providing a professional service. A "professional service" is any type of service that requires a Texas license.

Classic examples of "professional service" providers would be architects, attorneys, CPAs, dentists, physicians, and veterinarians.

What kinds of businesses are required to create a professional LLC/entity?

Any profession that requires a license to perform a service may need professional entity like a PLLC. The Texas Secretary of State has created a very useful chart that describes the permissible entity types for various professions.

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?

Yes, paperwork can be filed with the Texas Secretary of State to convert a Texas LLC to a PLLC.  You'll likely need to amend your company agreement as well.  Shoot us an email if you're considering converting your LLC to a PLLC.

What are the benefits of using a PLLC?

There are no legal benefits to using a PLLC rather than an LLC. The PLLC is often only used when required. If a PLLC is used it MUST be owned only by professional individuals or professional entities. For example, a PLLC that provides legal services MUST be owned by licensed attorneys (or another professional entity owned by licensed attorneys).
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IMPORTANT: We do not have a separate order form for PLLCs. If you use the button above to hire us, make sure to include the letters "PLLC" at the end of the desired name so that we know to make your LLC a PLLC.

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