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LLC (Limited Liability Company)

The easiest, most flexible way
to launch your business

  • Shield your personal assets from business liabilities
  • The flexibility to run your business as you wish
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Starting at $149 plus state filing fee. See price details or sample documents

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Over 1 Million Businesses

Over the past 12 years, we've gotten pretty good at helping people launch their businesses. In fact, we've helped over 1 million of them.

Lifetime Customer Support

Our customer care representatives in California and Texas will be there to support you throughout the lifetime of your business.

Crafted by Top Attorneys

Our attorneys continually maintain our documents to be up-to-date with the latest legal requirements in each state.

Easy as 1-2-3

  • Answer a few easy questions in as little as 15 minutes.
  • We'll assemble your documents and file them directly with the Secretary of State.
  • You'll receive your completed LLC package by mail.

What's the difference between an LLC and a Corporation?

Not sure if an LLC or Corporation is right for you? Fortunately, there are a few simple guidelines many new owners go by.


Fewer formalities and legal requirements

For example, you don't have to hold board meetings or maintain records detailing how every company decision is made.

Ease of set up and management

Just set up and get to running your business.


Plan to raise money from outside investors

The stricter formalities give investors the knowledge they desire about how your company is run.

Plan to go public in the future

Are you shooting for the stars for a big exit?

Learn about starting a Corporation

Ready to launch?

Our flexible pricing options make it easy to get started.



+ state filing fee

The Basics to Get You Started

Filing of your LLC state documents and personalized operating agreement

Standard Turnaround

30 business days



+ state filing fee
Everything from Economy plus:

Deluxe LLC Kit

All of your documents organized in a custom-embossed binder

QuickBooks Online

3 full months of QuickBooks Online




+ state filing fee
Everything from Standard plus:
Priority Turnaround

7-10 business days

Attorney and Tax Support*

30 days to get all your legal and tax questions answered by licensed attorneys and tax professionals

$30 Off Your Federal Tax ID

See full package details Start My LLC

You can choose your package at checkout.

More questions?

  • What is a limited liability company?
    A limited liability company, or LLC, is a business entity created under state law that combines characteristics of both a corporation and a partnership. Like a corporation, the owners of an LLC are generally not personally liable for company debts. Like a sole proprietorship or a partnership, an LLC has operating flexibility and is, by default, a "pass through" entity for tax purposes. This means that the LLC does not pay taxes on its profits, but instead, profits and losses are "passed through" to the owners, who must then pay tax on their share of LLC income.
  • Does an LLC need to hold formal meetings?
    The answer is usually no, unless the LLC's operating agreement requires meetings. The LegalZoom operating agreements make meetings optional. This is one of the key advantages of an LLC - fewer formalities. This means less paperwork and less chance that the members will accidentally violate the law and possibly lose their liability protection.
  • Is an LLC right for me?

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