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Get Affordable Legal Advice When Starting a Business

Confidently launch your business and receive three months of legal support and guidance from your dedicated law firm.

Get a lawyer to form your LLC for only $149 + Filing Fees 

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Get Started

You’re not on your own. We provide direct access to thousands of lawyers to help form your LLC.

Launch by LegalShield includes:

  • Formation of your single member LLC
  • 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
  • Three months of legal support for you and your business
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More than just a DIY solution

Unlike other LLC formation services, we don’t offer quick DIY solutions that leave you to figure out the details on your own. With Launch by LegalShield, your lawyer will assist you through the entire LLC formation process. We’re here every step of the way.

And we don’t just disappear once your business is formed. You’ll receive three months of continued support with legal advice and consutation on a wide variety of business and personal matters.


How it works

  1. Complete your formation questionnaire

    Complete your formation purchase, and then access your business portal to complete the business formation questionnaire.

  2. Let our lawyers do the work

    Schedule a consultation with your lawyer and discuss your LLC/business formation needs.

    Your lawyer will run a check on your business name to make sure it’s available, as well as complete all the paperwork, including Articles of Organization.

  3. Business details

    Approve your filing information, including your business name, and request your Federal Tax ID.

  4. Run your business with confidence

    With your new business launched, feel secure with three months of legal support for you and your business.

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“Let me run it by my lawyer”

Having access to a lawyer can help you:

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Enter contracts

Having proper contracts for vendors and clients can protect both parties.

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Hire employees

Understanding state and federal employment laws can avoid headaches down the road.

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File for licenses/permits

Access to legal consultation removes the guesswork.

Ready to start your business on the right foot?

LegalShield has helped thousands of entrepreneurs launch their LLCs and successfully navigate the complexities of running their business. Now let us help you.

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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. After your consultation, the rest of the process takes between 3 and 5 business days on average.


How Much Are State Filing Fees?

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