What does P.C. after an attorney's name stand for?
Naming a Professional Entity
Have you noticed the initials P.C. or P.A. when visiting your doctor, dentist or lawyer? These initials indicate the professional has incorporated their practice. State laws dictate the indicator that must be part of the corporate name-PC for Professional Corporation, PA for Professional Association, and PLLC for Professional Limited Liability Companies. Depending upon your state of incorporation, there may also be restrictions that require the profession to be listed as part of your company name (i.e., Smith Architects, PC).