When dealing with such critical aspects of your business, and knowing there are many risks in business--but some are unnecessary--we always recommend "going with the pros" - as in, going with the professionals. Get a great attorney, get a great accountant, get a great insurance agent, get a great banker. You might want to check out Step 4 of our 10 Steps process, too.
gags, congrats XD watergal, thanks for sharing your experience ^_^
I talked with two co-workers on the same question about having an attorney file a LLC. One important reason is to establish a relationship with the attorney. Who knows as time goes by with your business, something happens and you need an attorney to consult.
When I’m ready to file, I’m going to have an attorney file. I going to pay more, but I established a relationship with an attorney.