How to Create an LLC in 3 Simple Steps

How to Create an LLC in 3 Simple Steps

by Brette Sember, Esq., November 2017

Setting up an LLC is a great way to start or evolve an existing business. Even if you think it's time to form an LLC, you may feel the process to establish an LLC seems overwhelming. With LegalZoom, the entire process is handled online with no difficult instructions and no printing or downloading.

Our 3-step process was created by well-known attorneys at prestigious American law firms who are experts in how to create an LLC. Get started now with these simple steps:

1. Complete the LLC Questionnaire

Fill out our simple questionnaire. You have the option of forming a new LLC or converting an existing partnership or sole proprietorship into an LLC. We offer provisions you can select to protect you from personal liability.

2. We File Your LLC

Our LegalZip® software creates your unique LLC documents and we file them for you with your state Secretary of State (or required state agency). Next, we create and file your individual Articles of Organization (sometimes called a Certificate of Organization) and a company-specific operating agreement.

3. Wrap-Up of Your LLC

Once we receive your filed Articles of Organization back from the state, we will send them to you with the rest of your formation documents, along with easy instructions about exactly what you need to do next to ensure a successful launch of your LLC.

Click here for a more detailed view of how to get an LLC, including government processing times.