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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.

Launch Your Business Quickly With LegalShield
Three Key Elements of a Successful Business Launch
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Three Key Elements of a Successful Business Launch

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.
 

Forming a legal business entity can protect your home and other personal assets from lawsuits related to your business.

Using a legal entity, such as an Limited Liability Company (LLC), may provide you to enjoy several important tax benefits.

Having a business entity, separate from your personal identity, conveys a much higher level of professionalism.

Legal Support for Launching Your Business

When you sign up for Launch by LegalShield, a provider attorney will handle the entire entity formation process for you. Besides eliminating guesswork and stress, you’ll rest easy knowing that everything was prepared and filed correctly.

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Some people start their entrepreneurial journey as a sole proprietor, conducting business under their own name and social security number. However, even the smallest businesses should strongly consider forming a more sophisticated business entity. When set up and managed correctly, legal entities can shield your personal assets from business lawsuits and provide significant tax benefits.

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Some people start their entrepreneurial journey as a sole proprietor, conducting business under their own name and social security number. However, even the smallest businesses should strongly consider forming a more sophisticated business entity. When set up and managed correctly, legal entities can shield your personal assets from business lawsuits and provide significant tax benefits.

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MEET FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS

Some people start their entrepreneurial journey as a sole proprietor, conducting business under their own name and social security number. However, even the smallest businesses should strongly consider forming a more sophisticated business entity. When set up and managed correctly, legal entities can shield your personal assets from business lawsuits and provide significant tax benefits.

Unlimited Legal Advice for Common Business Circumstances
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Unlimited Legal Advice for Common Business Circumstances
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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:
 

Contract Review and Legal Representation that Drives Growth
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Ongoing Legal Support for All Stages of Business Growth
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Ongoing Legal Support for All Stages of Business Growth

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.
 

Speak with a provider attorney on an unlimited number of business legal matters

A provider attorney can write demand letters to help with your debt collection efforts

A provider attorney can make calls or write letters on behalf of your business for other business legal matters such as issues with employees, clients, vendors or any other third parties.

Fill out any document template from our website and have a provider attorney provide feedback

One hour of legal research on each matter is included at no additional charge.

Your attorney can support you during IRS audits and, with our SMB Plus and Pro plans, represent you at trial should your business be a named defendant in a covered civil trial.

Launch Your Business with LegalShield

An experienced provider attorney in your local area will have your business entity up and running quickly and correctly.

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[Our Provider Attorney] was friendly, thorough & very knowledgeable in answering all our questions. She totally sold us on signing up as LegalShield members. Before talking with [Our Provider Attorney] we thought all that LegalShield claimed to offer was too good to be true…but it is true! We’ve already had our Wills completed and one other legal matter handled by their great legal team at no extra cost!
Paula S.
Oregon Member

How It Works

Get support in three easy steps. It’s that simple.

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Become A Member

Sign up for Launch by LegalShield, and then head to accounts.legalshield.com to set up your account.

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Download LegalShield App

Download our app, it's like having an attorney in your pocket. Our customer service agents are available 24/7 to help guide you.

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Get Legal Help

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the attorneys I'll work with?

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.

Who is covered under the Business Plan?

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

There is more information about this specific question near the top of the Coverage & Pricing Page.

Do you have attorneys in my area?

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.

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