Many people that I talk to about starting a business are tempted to use numerous formation websites such as LegalZoom or Rocket Lawyer.
For some people who don’t care about doing things correctly and without good customer service, this might be the right choice, but for others, it could be a HUGE mistake.
Don’t believe me?
I get emails like this all the time…
And another one…
Don’t end up like Paul or Collin.
Here are some points to consider when thinking about whether forming a business entity with LegalZoom:
- LegalZoom is NOT a law firm so they cannot offer legal advice. One of the main benefits of having a business lawyer in your corner is that you can get insight on the type of business entity is the right one for your business, including taking into consideration your liability protection, tax liability, and your filing requirements that may vary depending on the type of entity that is right for you. Early consultation with a business lawyer can help you assess all of the options and choose the right entity.
- LegalZoom will NOT generally help with followup items like annual compliances. Filing the incorporation documents are the first step in the process. After filing, you’ll need to maintain annual filings regularly and after certain events arise in your business. Keeping track of these things and responding in the right way is crucial to avoid any issues.
- LegalZoom can be more expensive than a business lawyer. Although the upfront costs of a legal website business entity filing are generally going to be lower than hiring an attorney, I’ve seen that sometimes people run into problems that end up being more expensive to fix. As a business owner, it is important to take these longer-term costs into account when making your decision.
A business lawyer is one of the two most important people that a new business owner needs.
The other is an accountant.
A business lawyer will come in handy in giving advice on registration, drawing up contracts, and any advice you may need to start and grow your business.
When you’re in business for yourself, you’re always looking for the best options for your business.
I’ll save you the hours of research and have compiled you with 3 top alternatives to LegalZoom you can use right now…
You can mail me at email@example.com
1. Mollaei Law
Mollaei Law is a law firm specializing in offering legal services for entrepreneurs (including starting a business).
Whether you’re looking to form an LLC or Corporation, or register a Trademark for your product or service, or need assistance drafting and reviewing contracts, email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started with your business.
Email me at email@example.com if you have any questions
BizFilings offers its customers an order processing to ensure that the business stays legal for their lifetime.
The services offered in each package (basic, standard, or complete) vary but all packages include business name verification, preparation, and filing of all documents, plus a 24-hour monitoring tool for one to assess their compliance with legal regulations. Each package also includes 6 months of free Registered Agent services.
Rocket Lawyer offers clients years of experience and assures clients of a relatively stress-free time once they entrust their business to them.
Rocket Lawyer has the added advantage of Google Ventures backing up their service of incorporating your business. Google has given its stamp of approval for this and has invested in its company.
Which Alternative Do You Choose?
No matter which legal alternative to LegalZoom you choose, always make sure to have a business lawyer work with you personally.
If you have any questions about which service is right for you, contact a business lawyer, Sam Mollaei, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org
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