Starting a new business

Starting a New Business is Exhilarating

Working with an experienced attorney will help make sure your business is set up legally and correctly so you can get on to making customers smile.

$145 + State Filing Fees

The Benefits of Working with an Attorney to Start Your Business

Working with a provider attorney well versed in the process of entity formation provides significant advantages over trying to figure everything out on your own.

Increase Speed

If you’ve never formed a business entity before, you may have to spend hours researching how to do it correctly.

Business attorneys know exactly what to do and can have your entity formed legally in a few days.   

Reduce Stress

Legal business entities limit your personal liability, but only if you’ve prepared and filed all the paperwork correctly. 

Rather than stress and guess, have an experienced attorney handle the filing for you and rest easy knowing it was done right.

Maximize Protection

Which entity is best for your situation? Do you know how to obtain your tax Id number and set up your bank accounts properly? 

An attorney will make sure you maximize your legal protection and set your business up for success.

LegalShield has developed a network of law firms across the United States with extensive experience in the entity formation process. Skip the stress of trying to find the right attorney and let LegalShield handle the heavy lifting while you enjoy the other aspects of starting your business.

What Our Members Are Saying

Attorney was very engaging and asked multiple times if I had additional questions and explained the Launch by LegalShield team would complete the process.
Richard E.
Illinois Member & Independent Sales Associate
My experience with the attorney was a good one. He helped me understand that it made better sense to start my LLC at the beginning of the year as opposed  

Why Use Launch by LegalShield?

When you purchase Launch by LegalShield, you’ll work directly with a local attorney who will help you select the right entity and handle the entire formation process for you. It’s the stress-free way to set your business up for success.

Also, you get three months of our small business legal plan so you have access to an attorney who can help you tackle common legal tasks like securing business licenses, negotiating contracts and hiring employees.

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How Launch by Legalshield Works

Business Questionnaire

Before you speak, to an attorney, we’ll ask you to tell us a little about yourself and your business so that your attorney can be prepared for your consultation.

Consultation with Your Attorney

A business attorney in your areas will help you make key decisions that will affect your business for years to come, such as which type of business entity you should form.

Business Name Check

Your attorney will ensure that your planned business name does not infringe on any existing copyright or conflict with an existing business. 

Articles of Organization or Incorporation

Your attorney will prepare all of the documents needed to form an LLC or corporation for your business.

Filing Business Formation Paperwork

With your approval, your attorney will file all necessary paperwork to form your new business with your Secretary of State, and facilitate the payment of state filing fees.

Federal Tax ID (EIN)

Your attorney will get you a Federal Tax ID for your business, which you’ll need to open a bank account, apply for permits or hire employees.

What’s Included in the Small Business Legal Plan?

Having quick, affordable access to an entire team of attorneys helps you sail through legal issues and get back to growing your business.

Launch by LegalShield includes three months of essential legal services for no additional cost. Core plan benefits include the following.

Legal consultation from a provider attorney on business legal matters, with legal research for each issue, if needed.

  • A provider attorney can write letters or make phone calls on behalf of your business.
  • Your provider lawyer can review business-related legal documents and provide feedback.
  • Your provider attorney can write debt collection letters each month.
  • Your provider attorney can help if you’re notified of an IRS audit on your federal tax return.

Visit our plan overview page to learn more about the three different small business plans we offer or, get started with Launch today.

Small Business Legal Plan
Start Your Business With Confidence

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Whether you file yourself or through LegalShield, every new business is required to pay a one-time state filing fee.

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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 Plans?

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.