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Work directly with a small business lawyer to form your new business legally and successfully.

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Launch by LegalShield Provides Legal Assistance For Business Formation

LegalShield has helped over 50,000 business owners successfully navigate the common legal challenges of starting and running a business. With over 48 years in business and 39 provider law firms in all 50 states, we offer online legal services to get your business the help it needs quickly, easily, and affordably.

Get a legal consultation with a local lawyer who understands in business law. They can answer all of your legal questions for a low monthly membership fee instead of their typical hourly rate.

This gives you access to a business formation lawyer for advice on any legal matters when starting your business.

Everything You Need to Start a Business

With LegalShield, you'll get the help you need to secure the legal protection and tax benefits of a business entity while saving time, money and stress. Benefits include:

  • Consultation with an experienced business formation lawyer
  • Business name check
  • Secure your Federal Tax ID (EIN)
  • Legal document filing to start your business
  • Articles of Organization
  • 3 months of membership fees are included in the $145 price (includes legal advice and support)
Already have a business entity?

If you are a current business owner and need legal support, our small business plans are tailored for you. 

Only around 20% of new businesses make it past their first year, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.*

A legal plan from LegalShield gives you access to small business lawyers in your local area that can help you select the right business structure for your new business and file the appropriate legal forms.

Get help suited to your specific legal needs like document review for contracts or agreements; debt collection; letters or phone calls.

Our provider lawyers’ years of experience can ensure your business entity is set up legally and successfully. This could reduce your chances of an IRS audit in the long haul.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Business Employment Dynamics, Establishment Age and Survival Data

See What Our Customers Say

  • My experience with LegalShield has been awesome and I could not be happier about my decision years ago to become a member. The process to get my LLC launched was seamless and extremely easy. They treated me with utmost respect and dignity throughout the process as well as keeping me informed of the status of my launch process. A heartfelt thank you for helping me make a lifelong dream of becoming a business owner come true.
    Dimitri V.
    Arizona Member
    My experience with LegalShield has been awesome and I could not be happier..
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    I am a new member to LegalShield and I am in the process of starting to sell and create my own LLC.
    I called my Provider Law Firm in Atlanta and the have been fantastic! So far, I have wills for my wife and self in process and signed up for Launch LegalShield Small Business to get my LLC filed.
    Attorney gave me options and I chose to utilize them... they had my business filed within 4 hours same day!!! They have been fantastic...
    Thomas
    Georgia Member
    I am a new member to LegalShield and I am in the process of starting to sel..
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    Best experience I have ever had with any of the law firms in 15 yrs of being a member and associate. They went above and beyond the norm to give me the details necessary to setup my LLC. Keep up the great work and we will hit 10% market penetration.
    Rosanne G.
    Texas Member
    Best experience I have ever had with any of the law firms in 15 yrs of bein..
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will you help me pick the business entity that’s best for my business?

Yes. The first step of the process is to have a phone consultation with your business formation lawyer. During the call you’ll discuss the details of your business idea and your lawyer will help you determine the right type of business entity for your situation. Working directly with a local small business lawyer, as opposed to just filling out an online form, is one of the main differences between Launch by LegalShield and other “start a business” legal services.

How much does it cost to start a business in my state?

Every new business must pay a filing fee. Each state sets their own fee and LegalShield makes no money on the filing fees. To estimate your state filing fees, use our state filing calculator

How long does the process take? When can I get my Tax ID?

Your membership application is typically processed the same day you submit your information and payment, but can take up to 48 hours (excluding holidays and weekends). During the checkout process, you’ll be asked to select a time for your small business lawyer to contact you. Once your membership application is processed, your lawyer will reach you to you in as little as four hours or at the time you’ve selected. After your consultation, the rest of the  process takes between 3 and 5 business days on average.

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How It Works

Launch by LegalShield matches you with a business provider lawyer who will work with you to set your business up properly. In just a few simple steps you’ll be able to get your business off the ground legally and correctly so you can focus on other aspects of your company with peace of mind.

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Form Your Business With the Protection of LegalShield

$145 + state filing fees

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