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Author Topic: Online business incorporation in the US... recommendations?  (Read 5016 times)

Ralf Maximus

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Online business incorporation in the US... recommendations?
« on: October 05, 2007, 08:45:27 AM »
Howdy,

When I started my first company 10+ years ago I paid my lawyer a coupla hundred bucks to do all the paperwork, and was rewarded with a spanking new C-corp.  Life was good.

Now I find myself needing to incorporate a new company, this time as an S-corp.  I know I can complete all the paperwork myself and pay the $100 state filing fee, but I'd feel better if professionals handled it. 

Things have changed since the crazy days of 1996, when cars were powered by mastodon dung and cats didn't have the right to vote.  There are now some websites that allow you to fill out a few fields, charge your credit card, and DING, instant coporation.  As simple as registering a domain name.

My concern is: who (whom?) to trust.  Which sites actually do what's required by law for a reasonable fee, and which sites are dangerously stupid to use?

Anyone done this before?  Which service would you recommend?  Which to avoid?

Thanks!
Ralf

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Re: Online business incorporation in the US... recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 09:00:04 AM »
There was a really nice site posted about many months ago here for walking you through this.. i'll try to find it in the forums if no one else can find it.

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Re: Online business incorporation in the US... recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 07:46:50 PM »
I think mouser is thinking of the same one I am. I don't know anything about them other than they exist.


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Re: Online business incorporation in the US... recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 08:20:05 PM »
Yeah, that's the one i think -- good memory.
That site seems a very reasonable approach to me.

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Re: Online business incorporation in the US... recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 01:13:08 PM »
Thanks!  I will check it out.

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Re: Online business incorporation in the US... recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007, 01:37:29 PM »
A friend recommends Legal Zoom:
http://www.legalzoom.com/index2.html


Some good sources for legal info and do it yourself:

Nolo:
http://www.nolo.com/

Law Guru:
http://www.lawguru.com/

Internet Legal Research Group:
http://ilrg.com/