A type of limited liability partnership (LLP), which operates to “significantly further the accomplishment of one or more charitable or educational purposes". Unlike a non-profit charitable organization, L3Cs may make a small profit, as long as that is the secondary goal of the organization.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A company organized to perform services or engage in activities that benefit the public. Unlike a nonprofit, an L3C is operated like a regular profit-making business and is allowed to make a profit as a secondary goal. A small but growing number of states -- including Illinois, Michigan, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming -- have passed legislation allowing L3Cs.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:27 pm