i think the situation with the llc is under fire and perhaps a bit exaggerated but i did hear that assent has shut down an llc. however,if the owners of the llc are licensed,they will not be shut down but will need to have their traders licensed. i think what we will see happen is a change in the way these llc's are structured. they can be structured in such a way that traders still get leverage without a license and 25k. sharing part of your profits comes to mind.