Congratulations, Its been awhile since we`ve talked. If I where you I would ditch the Attorney. You are willing to pay 1200 to an attorney but are hesitating to pay the $395.00, to Legalzoom.com. Do you see where Im trying to get at??
The truth of the fact is, that once you incorporate, you are on your own, Let me ask you something? Is the attorney going to help you with the following:
- Corporate Minutes
- File form 2553 (if you plan to file for sub-chapter S) which it would be a good idea.
- Form S-4
- Initial Biennial Statement (varies from state to state)
- Obtain FED Tax ID
These are some of the things that you should ask him before you decide to go with an attorney. I don`t know how well you know the attorney, but to be honest with you, Go through www.filemybusiness.com or a well known company The Corporate Corporation
These are some company`s that can help you. When I incorporated I used "the company corporation" to incorporate my business.
I paid $572.00, it was done quickly and when I recieved the package, it was up to me to create the paperwork, Along with my Articles of Incorporation, I got my fedral tax id, Embosser, A set of NOLO books, that walk you step by step, through the minutes, and bylaws. Oh I almost forgot I got a nice Binder for all my paperwork "With the company name"
I think your best bet is spend the $572.00 with the company corporation, save yourself 625.00 or so, save 400.00 of that for your Taxes, and with the rest treat yourself to a nice restaurant, and celebrate.
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