Launch Your Business Quickly With LegalShield
Launch by LegalShield provides an affordable suite of legal services that form your business entity correctly, so you get the legal protection you need to be successful.
Three Key Elements of a Successful Business Launch
Growing a successful business over the long-term requires a solid foundation at the start. Selecting the right type of entity for your situation, checking that your business name is available for registration and filing for a tax id number and all mandatory business licenses and permits are the first three steps you must take to form your entity correctly.
Unlimited Legal Advice for Common Business Circumstances
Even the smallest, simplest businesses need legal help beyond forming a legal entity. Unlike any other “start a business service,” Launch by LegalShield includes three months of a Small Business Legal Plan. The legal plan allows you to call a provider law firm to get legal advice on an unlimited number of legal matters. If you start a business, you will have many important legal questions. It’s unavoidable. With Launch by LegalShield, the answers you need to keep moving forward will be only a call away. *
Here are some common things that pop up for most businesses:
- Internal governance documents
- Needing an operating agreement
- Setting up business bank accounts
- Writing sales contracts
- Creating employment agreements
- Negotiating vendor contracts and leases
- Applying for special licenses and permits
- Protecting intellectual property rights
- Navigating tax law
Contract Review and Legal Representation that Drives Growth
When you need to draft a sales contract, negotiate the terms of a lease with a landlord or hire your first employee, LegalShield has your back. While you can find a variety of services that will provide you an online form that spits out generic entity filing documents, none of them will provide the “real” one-on-one legal services that Launch by LegalShield includes for no additional fee. There really is no comparison.
The small business legal plan that is included with your launch package includes the following additional legal services:
Ongoing Legal Support for All Stages of Business Growth
Once your business leaves the launch phase, it will enter the orbit of ongoing operations. Ongoing operations raise new challenges that your LegalShield Small Business Plan can help you with. To continue to have access to these legal services beyond the first three months, while optional, it will be important to continue to maintain your small business legal plan. Membership fees for a Small Business Legal Plan start as low as $49.00 per month. Plus, you’ll enjoy a preferred member discount of 25% off the standard corporate hourly rate of a provider attorney when needed for additional needs fees and 100’s of Member Perks that can save you more money on popular products and services than the cost of the plan.
An experienced provider attorney in your local area will have your business entity up and running quickly and correctly.
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How It Works
Get support in three easy steps. It’s that simple.
Sign up for Launch by LegalShield, and then head to accounts.legalshield.com to set up your account.
Download our app, it's like having an attorney in your pocket. Our customer service agents are available 24/7 to help guide you.
From the app you can choose to call your law firm, submit a traffic ticket, start your Will or other documents, request emergency legal help, and more. It’s that easy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Instead of paying an attorney by the hour, you pay a small monthly fee (starting at $24.95) and have access to an independent attorney that will provide a huge variety of legal services without a huge legal bill. Services like consultation with an attorney, document review, drafting of debt collection letters and defense at civil trials are included as standard benefits. Using the plan just once can save you literally thousands of dollars. Watch the video on our home page for more information.
Using the plan is as simple as signing up and contacting our team. Once you’re a member, customer support will connect you with an independent attorney in your area who specializes in the specific legal issue with which you need help. Also, you can download our super simple app to quickly access your legal benefits and member perks anytime.
Personal Plans from LegalShield cover any and all legal issues. Most day to day legal issues are covered by the standard member benefits with no additional fees. If your specific legal need is a bit more exotic and requires additional attorney support beyond the standard benefits, you can use your attorney to help you at 25% off their standard hourly rates. No matter the situation, you’re covered at a substantial savings.
If you still have questions about coverage, please review our Plan Overview page, our Coverage & Pricing Page, or our Membership Agreement. If you prefer to speak to someone live, simply contact our customer support team to discuss your specific situation.
While LegalShield does not employ the attorneys that provide the services to members, LegalShield has a network of dedicated independent law firms across the United States and Canada made up of seasoned lawyers with an average of 22 years experience. The law firms in our network provide legal protection to over 4.1 million LegalShield members any time they need it, even in covered emergency situations, 24/7, 365 days a year. You can view the names and background information about the provider law firms and many attorney profiles in our Law Firm Finder.
It’s important to note that all of our business plans cover your business, not you personally. Each business plan allows you to designate a certain number of authorized spokespeople to work with our attorneys on behalf of your organization. Designated spokespeople must be employees, owners, partners or officers of your company. If you need personal legal help, check out out our personal plan
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The dedicated independent law firms in our provider network cover the United States and Canada 24/7, 365. There are 900+ attorneys in the network.