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While envisioning your restaurant concept, it is very important to consider the legal structure of your business.  Assets and operations of the restaurant business should be housed within a formal limited liability entity.  A limited liability company or corporation should be selected rather than a proprietorship or general partnership.  Articles of organization or incorporation should spell out the owners and the structure of the entity.  Liability protection is very important and can be accomplished with the proper entity.  In addition, the type of entity will have an effect on the income taxes of the owners.  ORBA can help you weigh the pros and cons of limited liability companies versus corporations.