Some document preparers tout savings in attorney's fees, but in fact minimize their initially quoted prices by providing only part of the service needed to satisfy state laws and the courts (leaving you on your own to fulfill the rest of those needs). Others start cheap but offer additional services at additional cost, quoting their prices "cafeteria style" - you don't know the true cost until you get to the cashier. We recommend package prices for what you really need, a complete incorporation service, but we can modify this to fit your needs.
At a minimum, we can prepare and file articles of incorporation and pay state filing fees for you (see below for rates). You can then decide how you want to take care of the bylaws and minutes of organization meeting and take the other steps needed. You should do (or have done for you) what you need to do to (1) give yourself the "sleep at night" assurance that your personal assets are as safe from business debts as the law allows and (2) satisfactorily structure the relationship between the participants in the business. Taking care of these matters is included (among other things) in our recommended package (package prices). (As a part of that complete service, for example, we provide a Right of First Refusal Agreement, which gives the remaining stockholders the right to purchase the shares of a departing stockholder (or, for single person corporations, a discount on future minutes). Agreements between the stockholders can be as complicated and comprehensive as you desire, but this agreement is a good start and you can add to it later, when funds may be more readily available).
The following table of prices includes, for the indicated state, the state filing fees and filing and acceptance (by the state) of the basic document (usually called articles of incorporation). With this approach, it is up to you to take such further steps as may be necessary to give the participants in the business the assurance that their personal assets are as immune as is possible from business debts, and that their relationship to each other is structured satisfactorily:
* A substantial tax is payable with respect to limited liability companies and certain corporations.
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