Start your business with confidence

Start your business with confidence

If you’re ready to form an LLC on your own—or need an attorney—we’ve got your back.
Starts at + filing fees. Learn more

Whether you’re ready to form an LLC on your own—or need an attorney’s help every step of the way—we’ve got your back. Starts at + filing fees. Learn more

  

"LegalZoom was an incredible partner. My business feels so sound that I can’t wait to hire more people… and have LegalZoom there with me as I grow."

Shannon Greevy

LLC customer

Women at her business
I can do most of the work myself

Basic

+ state filing fees

I only need what it takes to make my business
official
Includes:
  • Articles of organization, the document needed to officially register your LLC with the state
  • Name check service, to confirm that your preferred business name is valid and available to be reserved
  • Digital welcome packet, which includes a step-by-step checklist to follow after your LLC is officially registered

Pro

+ state filing fees

I need all the essentials to help me operate in a compliant
way
Includes Basic package, plus:
  • An operating agreement, which helps you set entity guidelines and settle disputes
  • An EIN, which is used to file taxes, open bank accounts, and build your staff
  • A comprehensive guide to business licenses for your location and industry
  • 30-minute consultations with tax prep and business insurance advisors
I want access to attorney support

Attorney Assist
Pro

+ state filing fees

I want access to experienced business attorneys as I make my business official
Includes Pro package, plus:
  • Hands-on guidance available from experienced business attorneys in our network, averaging 4.8/5 stars
  • Unlimited 30-minute attorney consultations about new legal topics related to your business (first 90 days of subscription included, auto-renews at /month on day 90)
  • Any changes that may be needed to your LLC formation documents for the first 90 days

Attorney Assist
Premium

+ state & federal filing fees

I want it all, plus a qualified attorney to handle trademark filing for me
Includes Attorney Assist Pro package, plus:
  • Attorney-led trademark filing, where a qualified attorney performs research, files, and manages minor roadblocks for you with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • The LegalZoom Guarantee, where we cover our fee to register a different mark if your first one is rejected

What's included

Basic
Pro
Attorney Assist Pro
Attorney Assist Premium

Pro

+ state filing fees

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Attorney Assist Pro

+ state filing fees

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Attorney Assist Premium

+ state & federal filing fees

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Business formation basics

Articles of organization

Name check service

Business filing service

Digital welcome packet

Compliance essentials

Operating agreement

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN)

Business licenses & permits guide

Financial account authorization letter

Tax & insurance guidance

30-minute consultation with a business tax prep advisor

Personalized consultation with a business insurance advisor

Organizational tools

Founder's Kit

Attorney guidance

Unlimited 30-minute attorney consultations about new and unique legal topics or issues
3-month
subscription included§
3-month
subscription included§

Attorney review of your legal contracts & documents
3-month
subscription included§
3-month
subscription included§

Additional business services

One copyright registration per month
3-month
subscription included§
3-month
subscription included§

Full library of customized legal forms
3-month
subscription included§
3-month
subscription included§

Entity amendment with rush service included for 90 days

Attorney-led trademark filing

Attorney of record with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Support

Available support channels
Email & chat
Email, chat, & phone
Email, chat, & phone
Email, chat, & phone
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Why start an LLC

Protect yourself

Ensure you're not on the hook for business liabilities.

Make things easier

LLCs have simpler record-keeping rules. Corporations are stricter.

Save on taxes

You get to decide how you're taxed—as an LLC or a corporation—for potential savings.

Frequently asked questions

  1. No, but you might want one. Forming an LLC helps protect your personal assets. It also unlocks the ability for you to open bank accounts, enter into contracts, hire employees, and get business licenses and permits.

  2. Both protect owners so they're not personally on the hook for business liabilities or debts. But, key differences include how they're owned (LLCs have one or more individual members, and corporations have shareholders) and maintained (corporations generally have more formal record-keeping and reporting requirements).

  3. You choose. Single-member LLCs can file as a sole proprietor. Multi-member LLCs can file as a partnership. Any LLC can file as a C or S corporation.

  4. We know this is an important question—and how to start an LLC is fairly simple. First, select the package that best fits your business' needs. Next, answer a few questions and consider additional business services that can help you stay compliant, giving you less to worry about. After you confirm and place your order, we'll check the information provided for completeness and consistency, check your name with the state, and file your paperwork.
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  5. It depends. Our price plans start at (plus filing fees), and you can add more services as you go to suit your business. Something to keep in mind—these costs are often tax-deductible.

  6. Our do-it-yourself packages (Basic, Pro) don't include access to an attorney—but our attorney-assisted packages (Attorney Assist Pro, Attorney Assist Premium) include unlimited 30-minute consultations with independent attorneys from our network, with each consultation focused on a new legal topic or issue related to the formation and launch of your LLC.

Why choose us

2 million+

businesses

Helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into
businesses over 2 million times.

1 million+

subscriptions

Offering customers compliance and advisory legal solutions in over 1 million subscriptions.

650,000+

consultations

Providing access to our independent
network of attorneys over 650,000 times.

We do right by you

We will refund our fee within the first 60 days if you're unhappy with our services. Learn more

Meet our customers

Coolhaus

Coolhaus

"LegalZoom was a game changer for us as we were starting our business over a decade ago! It was easy to use with an unintimidating, friendly platform, and solid customer service. And very importantly, the experience was quick, and the process was affordable."
Natasha Case, LLC customer
Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons

Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons

"Working with LegalZoom has been surprisingly seamless. I was able to create my LLC application in under an hour. I'm so stoked on the convenience and efficacy of LegalZoom's user experience from start to finish."
Nick Fowler, LLC customer
Majestic Bliss

Majestic Bliss

"LegalZoom has helped our business in many phases of its creation, from filing the DBA, obtaining a reseller's permit, and to the crowning point of helping us become an LLC."
Marcela Arrieta, LLC customer

Questions?

Call an agent at (800) 405-2691 (800) 405-2691

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Weekends: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. PT

Our agents are based in the U.S.

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* Rating only refers to our do-it-yourself Basic and Pro LLC packages.

† Filing fees include required state fees for your formation filing, state expedited service, and other fees, if applicable. A USPTO filing fee of $350 [for Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) Standard] or $250 (for TEAS Plus qualifying applications) per class will be charged before your trademark application is filed.

‡ Your application is rejected only if the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues a final refusal. Limit one waived fee for a different mark per order. The waiver is for LegalZoom's fees only and does not include filing fees.

§ Attorney services are fulfilled through Business Advantage Pro. For more details, please see our Legal Plan Contract Terms and Subscription Terms.

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