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- Limited Liability Partnership (Llp)
- A type of partnership recognized in a majority of states that protects a partner from personal liability for negligent acts committed by other partners or by employees not under his or her direct control. Some states also protect partners from personal liability for contract breaches or intentional torts. Some states restrict this type partnership to professionals, such as lawyers, accountants, architects, and health care providers.