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LLC Formation

$199.00

$199 is our base price to handle a limited liability company (LLC) formation on your behalf, preparing the forms, answering your questions and including the options as described.

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Form a Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Only a law firm, with certified paralegals and licensed attorneys working on your matter, can provide you the features and security you need for a properly formed and managed LLC. Our exclusive benefits include:

What’s Included:

  • We’re a law firm. We are not anonymous, we maintain malpractice insurance, and we train our employees to maintain the confidentiality and anonymity of our clients.
  • Availability of licensed business attorneys to answer your questions (for an additional fee)
  • Attorney-client privilege and confidentiality
  • Review by a licensed attorney
  • Name availability verification (if available)
  • High-quality, template operating agreement
  • (You can) obtain a bank account anywhere in the US
Registered Agent Services

A registered Agent is a person or company with a mailing address (not PO box) in the state your company is registered who can receive service of process and governmental notices on behalf of your company. This is not a physical address for your company. The Law 4 Small Business difference: You’re not alone — We review legal notices sent to your company, and will give you feedback / guide you, if requested.

Client understands and acknowledges that purchasing the services herein are subject to the following:

General Terms and Conditions

  • This service includes our preparation, processing and handling (valued at $150) of your formation, and the submission of your application (remainder of fees). Our services are completed once your entity is formed, and we’ve completed any additional options or professional assistance you ordered.
  • We cannot guarantee that your desired company name is available, nor that it can be filed exactly as you’ve requested. For example, some states (and especially the IRS) have legal requirements on names (i.e. cannot use profane language or perpetuate a fraud) and some agencies have limitations on spacing, punctuation and capitalization.
  • You will be billed $129/year after the first year, for Registered Agent services. If you cancel, we will resign as your Registered Agent and your LLC will go into “not good standing” with the Secretary of State and eventually be dissolved, if you do not find a replacement Registered Agent.
  • Expedited times are approximates only. Law 4 Small Business will usually process your order in 1 to 2 business days, but we are dependent on the relevant state agencies and sometimes, the US Postal Service.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • We will REFUND YOU IN FULL, at your request, provided we have not performed any services on your behalf.
  • We are a law firm and governed by the Professional Rules of Conduct for Attorneys in all states we are licensed. This means you have certain rights as a client. One of those rights, when we charge you for this service, is your money will be held in an IOLTA Trust account, and we are required to REFUND YOU FULLY for any services not performed.
  • We reserve the right to amend these policies, without notice, especially when required to bring our policies into compliance with the Professional Rules of Conduct or any legal or fiduciary requirements for trust account maintenance and accounting.
  • Note that our services INCLUDE preparation, processing and handling (valued at $150), even if we end up not submitting your entity formation to the state (for whatever reason). Therefore, if we’ve spent time on your behalf in the preparation, processing or handling of your order, we reserve the right to deduct $150 from any refund you request. Preparation, processing and handling includes trying to contact you to verify and approve our work, even if you fail to respond to us.
  • We will cancel your order, at our discretion, if you are unresponsive or otherwise fail to answer our questions to our satisfaction. If we cancel for this reason, we will issue you a full refund, less $150 for our services related to the preparation, processing and handling of your order, and less any other services we have provided (i.e. if you ordered a document, and we sent you that document, we will deduct the cost for that document from your refund). Typically, we will not cancel your order, unless we have been unable to move your order forward for eight (8) months or more.
  • We will first attempt to issue you a refund using the same payment method you used to pay for your order. If that fails (i.e. because we’re beyond the deadline to do this — typically six (6) months for credit cards), we will issue a check to the name used on the payment method (i.e. if Joe ordered from us, but used Jane’s credit card, we will issue the refund to Jane).
  • Finally, if we are unable to contact you after a long period of time (as defined by New Mexico’s Uniform Unclaimed Property Act), we are legally required to follow the requirements of this Act. Specifically, this Act requires that we issue public notice in appropriate newspapers and follow a specific process in an attempt to reach you. If we fail to reach you, as required in the Act, we are required to give the funds to the State of New Mexico, less our expenses in trying to find you. If we do find you (or your estate contacts us), we will issue an appropriate refund to you (or your estate) less any services already performed (i.e. less $150 for our services related to the preparation, processing and handling of your order, and less any other services we have provided), and less our expenses performing the activities required under the Act).

Important LLC Disclaimers

  • L4SB makes no representation as to whether you are “transacting business” in your home state, or any other state. If you decide you’re transacting business in state other than the state where your LLC is formed, talk to L4SB to discuss registration requirements in any state where you may be “transacting business”.
  • Attorney-client privilege and confidentiality is not absolute. If L4SB is subpoenaed by a court or state entity of competent jurisdiction, L4SB will have to respond although L4SB will coordinate with you and/or your local attorney.
  • It is critical you do not commingle funds, undercapitalize your LLC, or do anything else that would permit a plaintiff to “pierce the corporate veil”, otherwise you could lose your liability protection. Talk to L4SB to learn more.
  • You may be required to file initial reports or annual reports for your LLC. We are not responsible for these reports, although we will answer your questions if you ask us.

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Also see the bottom of this page for frequently asked questions and more details about what is included in your purchase.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About this Service

“Member Managed” means the LLC is simply managed by the Members. All Members have similar powers to run day-to-day operations of the business, and the Operating Agreement will specify what powers the Members have that do and do not require a vote.

“Manager Managed” means the day-to-day operations of the LLC is managed by a Manager. The Manager has certain powers, as specified in the Operating Agreement, that do not need the approval of the Members. Note that Members will always have some powers reserved to a vote, such as assigning a new Manager, or dissolving, or bringing on new Members. A Manager does not need to be a Member, but one or more Members can certainly be the Manager.

Typically, I advise clients that it’s often best to go with a “Member Managed” LLC unless one of two things is present:

  • One or more Members will run day-to-day operations, and other Members will not (i.e. silent investors, for example). It’s often convenient to make as Managers the day-to-day operating Members, so they can run the business without having to always call a vote.
  • One Member is really the “one in charge.” This Member can be assigned as the Manager, and have additional powers assigned to him or her.

This is often a very complicated subject that is often ignored. If you have questions, please contact us.

No. The Registered Agent is a specific person or entity, available at a specific address, where service of process and legal notices can be sent (think sheriff showing up with a summons).

This means you want a Registered Agent who:

  1. has a valid office that is staffed during normal business hours (i.e. be careful with those “cheap registered agents” you find on the Internet),
  2. knows something about the law, and knows how to properly accept service (i.e. again, be careful with registered agents who are not attorneys), and
  3. can convey some level of attorney-client privilege and confidentiality. This means the staff will be properly trained not to give out sensitive information, thereby better protecting your anonymity.

A Registered Agent can simply scan in your material, and email it to you when received.

This is different from a “Physical Mailing Address.” Such an address would can receive actual mail, perhaps checks, credit cards and more. These things cannot be scanned. They must be physically handled and relayed. They don’t have to be staffed the same way a Registered Agent’s address needs to be staffed. Such addresses also have an impact with Google and other search engines, which are becoming ever increasingly smart and will “flag” addresses that are shared by too many businesses.

What this means is, you’re considering a competitor of ours who is not a law firm or attorney.

If you do this, you can potentially destroy the liability protection a LLC offers. Why? Because a Secretary of State’s office will certainly accept a LLC registration where an address is the same for both the “Registered Office” and the “Physical Mailing Address” of the LLC. However, under statute you are required to truthfully disclose where the LLC is located. Unless you have an actual lease, permitting you to conduct business, out of the Registered Agent’s office, you haven’t been truthful in your LLC registration. This can be utilized by a competent plaintiff’s attorney to argue they should be permitted to pierce the corporate veil.

Contrast this to a “virtual office” or “virtual mailbox.” In such a scenario, you have actually leased the service, and therefore are in control of the service, and therefore have been truthful in your LLC registration. This cannot be utilized by a plaintiff’s attorney to attempt to pierce the corporate veil of your LLC.

Therefore, beware when purchasing legal services — even something as simple as a LLC formation — from anyone other than a properly licensed attorney or law firm.

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