Form an LLC Quickly and Legally
To enjoy the liability protection and tax benefits LLCs offer, it's important that your documents are prepared and filed correctly. LegalShield attorneys can do it for you.
$145 + State Filing Fees
Don’t Wrestle With a Form, Work With a Firm
Many “start a business services” are nothing more than a confusing online form that asks you to answer hard questions and then spits out a generic document you have to file yourself. These automated services leave people confused and frustrated.
Launch by LegalShield is different. You work with a local business attorney who will talk to you about your business, make sure an LLC is the best option for you business, complete all necessary paperwork and file it for you.
Limited Liability Company Overview
What is an LLC? An LLC is a business structure that classifies your business as separate from you and allows you to run your business in a more professional manner.
What are the benefits of operating my business as an LLC? An LLC protects your personal assets (like your home and personal bank accounts) from business lawsuits and debt, offers flexible tax options that allow you to avoid double taxation and gives you the ability to open business bank accounts, hire employees and apply for business licenses and permits.
How does an LLC differ from S and C Corporations? Corporations have more formal requirements (such as having to issue stock), less tax options and require a more complex management structure.
Do I need an attorney to form an LLC?
Having an experienced business attorney help you set up your LLC makes the process much faster and less stressful. Also, you will know your LLC was set up correctly and legally.
The LLC Formation Process
Here is an overview of the process and the decisions you need to make to form an LLC.
- Decide if an LLC is the best option for your specific needs
- Pick a name and make sure it won’t infringe on any existing copyrights or trademarks
- Select a registered agent that agrees to accept legal documents on behalf of the LLC
- Decide if your LLC will be Member Managed or have formal Managers
- Download, fill out and submit Articles or Organization to the Secretary of State
- Apply for an IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN)
If any of the above steps seem complicated or overwhelming, don’t worry. Launch by LegalShield allows you to consult with local business attorney who will advise you on the right direction and prepare and file all of the LLC paperwork for you. You’ll have a shiny new LLC just a few days after you complete the intake questionnaire.
The Cost of Forming an LLC + Ongoing Legal Support
Launch by LegalShield is a one time fee of $145. Every state requires filing fees (typically $50 - $450). You can check your state filing fees by using our handy calculator. EIN numbers are issued by the IRS for free.
The good news is that LegalShield makes forming an LLC simple, fast and affordable. The even better news is that we include three months of our small business legal plan for no additional charge.
If you have questions about obtaining business licenses and permits, need an operating agreement or other business documents reviewed or want your attorney to make phone calls to help negotiate an office lease, it’s all included for one payment of $145. Seriously.
No other company offers anything close to what’s included in Launch by LegalShield.
$145 + State Filing Fees
Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans
LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.
Speak with your provider attorney on an unlimited number of business legal issues.
One hour of legal research on each matter is included at no additional charge.
Your provider attorney can make phone calls or write letters on your behalf.
Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of debt collection letters are included each month at no additional charge.
Have your provider attorney review documents and draft contracts.
Preparation of documents is provided under the preferred member discount.
Your provider attorney can defend you in covered civil lawsuits.
Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of pre-trial and trial hours are included at no additional charge.