Limited Partnership

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A type of partnership in which there are one or more general partners and one or more limited partners.

An entity known as a limited partnership consists of one or more general partners and one or more limited partners. The limited partner(s) invest funds in the partnership but are only partially liable for the partnership's debts and obligations. The general partner(s) run the partnership and are personally liable for its debts and liabilities.

The limited partner(s) in a limited partnership are typically passive investors who invest money in the partnership and share in its profits. They have no further obligations besides their investment, and they are not involved in the running of the partnership. The partnership's activities are managed and decisions are made by the general partner(s), on the other hand. Members also have unrestricted liability for the debts and liabilities of the partnership, which makes them liable for any losses or damages sustained by the partnership.

Due to their capacity to combine resources, share in the gains, and limit liability for investors, limited partnerships are frequently employed in real estate, private equity, and venture capital investments. Small and family-owned firms also utilize them to recruit outside investors without ceding control of the enterprise.

But creating a limited partnership can be challenging and requires extensive legal and accounting knowledge. The partnership agreement must outline the responsibilities of the general and limited partners as well as the partnership's conditions, including how much capital each partner will invest and how profits will be divided. Moreover, limited partnerships are subject to continuing compliance, registration, and tax reporting requirements under both state and federal laws.