LegalZoom is one of, if not the most, popular and widely used corporation service companies online. In fact, they are a huge online legal services provider.
They have the capacity and infrastructure to service many documentation requirements of any business – from name search and incorporation to maintaining and changing your corporation.
At the heart of LegalZoom are several lawyers, one of whom is the well-known Robert Shapiro. It’s important to note that real USA attorneys are at the forefront of LegalZoom so you know your business is in good hands.
Of course a huge benefit of using a corporation service such as LegalZoom is the money you save in setting up your business and then maintaining your corporation so that it remains up-to-date every year.
Here’s a listing of the corporation services LegalZoom provides:
LLC (Limited Liability Companies)
Joint Venture Agreements
LP (Limited Partnership)
Limited Liability Partnerships
Keeping Your Company in Good Standing
Joint Venture Agreements
Registered Agent Services
Other Business Services
Bylaws and Resolutions
Certificates of Good Standing
Entity Name Check
Entity Name Reservations
State Tax ID
LegalZoom Corporation Service Pricing*
LegalZoom offers 3 incorporation packages:
1. Economy package for $99
Your proposed company name is searched to ensure you can use it.
Your Articles of Incorporation of prepared and filed.
You can have customized corporate bylaws prepared and filed.
Your Resolutions from the first meeting of your board of directors are prepared.
2. Standard package for $239
Includes all the corporation services in the Economy package plus:
A deluxe corporate kit (binder and up to 20 share certificates) with your company name.
An official company seal
Medical expense plan forms
A license for Peachtree accounting software
3. Express Gold package for $369
Includes everything in the Standard package plus:
Priority expedited service (7 – 10 business days – note that delays may result from the processing with the State)
More than forty business forms on a compact disc.
Federal Tax ID (EIN) application preparation
S Corporation election preparation
The final package is delivered to you via 2 day FedEX service.
LegalZoom offers many benefits to any business – such as:
Search company names
Expedited corporation services (note that there may be delays by the State in which you are incorporating)
Customized corporate documents – you aren’t restricted to boilerplate or template documents
Save money on your incorporation costs – as well as your ongoing paperwork requirements for your company
Spare yourself the hassle and uncertainty in setting up your own incorporation
LegalZoom offers a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee
LegalZoom is experienced with having served more than 1,000,000 customers
The Better Business Bureau gives LegalZoom an A+ rating
Easy 3-step incorporation process.
How You Incorporate with LegalZoom
Of course there are many other corporation services offered by LegalZoom – each process different. However, the basic incorporation process is a simple 3 step-process which is as follows:
You, as the incorporator, complete an incorporation questionnaire which essentially explains how you would like your company set up.
LegalZoom takes the information from your complete questionnaire and prepares the necessary documents. LegalZoom also files your documents with your indicated State. One advantage with using LegalZoom is they review your responses and if there is anything unusual, they will discuss this with you.
Once LegalZoom receives your completed corporation documents, they forward them to you as well as other documents you requested be completed and filed.
LegalZoom Customer Service
Whenever you use online services, there’s always a concern about being able to easily and quickly contact the service. LegalZoom makes it very easy to contact them via numerous methods. They are:
Toll free telephone number;
By post to 1 of their 2 office locations in LA, California and/or Austin, Texas; and
When you hire LegalZoom, you’re given your own account which you can log in to.
LegalZoom in the Media
LegalZoom is a pretty high-profile corporation service. They’ve been featured by many national and global media giants including:
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
LegalZoom, is what I call a legal services giant having served over a million customers.