i HAVE NOTICE THAT SOME ATTORNEY AT LAW HAVE "LLP" on their heading, can you explained. Are they real attorney?
In addition, some states require that attorneys and other licensed professionals form their practice as either a "Professional Corporation," (hence P.C.), or as a Professional Limited Liability Company (or partnership), (PLLC, PLC, or PLLP or PLP..or in your state, LLP). This has nothing to do with the lawyers themselves. It is simply the form of business entity that they have set up.
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LLP stands for "Limited Liability Partnership." It is a type of business entity or organization, like an LLC (Limited Liability Company), LP (LImited Partnership,), etc.
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Lawyers can only practice as an LLP in California, not an LLC. As my colleagues have pointed out, it means a LImited Liability Partnership.
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