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We’ve formed hundreds of LLCs and corporations over the years. We now combine our experience and knowledge with a secure and easy-to-use online platform to make forming your new LLC or corporation easier and more affordable than ever.


 

Single Owner LLC Formation Package

Compare what sets the EssentialLaw platform apart from the competition:

EssentialLaw

$499

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Lawyer-Drafted Operating Agreement with Unique Successor Manager Protection
  • Lawyer-Drafted LLC Resolutions
  • Prepare and file EIN application with IRS
  • Next Action Advisory Letters to CPA and Insurance Agent
  • Owner's Manual to Your New LLC
  • Free 1st Year Registered Agent Services*
  • Free Business Check-ins During First Year
  • Free Advisories for Changes in LLC Laws

* Through Lucent Law’s EssentialAgent registered agent program. Subject to separate terms and conditions.

LegalZoom*

$947

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Lawyer-Drafted Operating Agreement with Unique Successor Manager Protection
  • Lawyer-Drafted LLC Resolutions
  • Prepare and file EIN application with IRS
  • Next Action Advisory Letters to CPA and Insurance Agent
  • Owner's Manual to Your New LLLC
  • Free 1st Year Registered Agent Services
  • Free Business Check-ins During First Year
  • Free Advisories for Changes in LLC Laws

“LegalZoom” and “LegalZoom.com” are registered trademarks of LegalZoom.com, Inc. All rights reserved. This comparison was based on a review of LegalZoom’s services posted at legalzoom.com on or about December 17, 2019. “Fast online LLC filing” refers to the filing of entity formation documents by electronic means.

Other Lawyers

$1,200+

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Lawyer-Drafted Operating Agreement with Unique Successor Manager Protection
  • Lawyer-Drafted LLC Resolutions
  • Prepare and file EIN application with IRS
  • Next Action Advisory Letters to CPA and Insurance Agent
  • Owner's Manual to Your New LLLC
  • Free 1st Year Registered Agent Services
  • Free Business Check-ins During First Year
  • Free Advisories for Changes in LLC Laws

Frequently Asked Questions

Most new business entities are formed using a limited liability company. LLCs combine the liability protection of a corporation with a much more flexible format and reduced formalities required for annual maintenance. These types of entities were first used in Wyoming in the early 1990s and are now a common form of entity in every state. LLCs are an excellent way for business owners to obtain legal protection for personal assets from business liabilities. In some cases, a corporation may be the best form of entity to use. Lucent Law helps clients in forming corporations as well. Feel free to use our Entity Selection tool here.

Limited liability companies (LLCs) are an excellent way for business owners and investors to protect their personal assets. Like a corporation, when properly formed and maintained, an LLC offers protection of the owners’ (known as “members”) personal assets from liabilities caused by the business. However, LLCs are generally easier to maintain than corporations. While starting a business or buying rental real estate is exciting, it is critically important to protect one’s personal assets from unnecessary exposure. There may also be tax benefits; consult your tax advisor to determine if these tax benefits are available to you.

Through its EssentialLaw platform, Lucent Law has made it very easy and fast to form a lawyer-prepared LLC. We form LLCs using the fastest methods possible, and we typically file the Certificate or Articles of Formation with the Secretary of State within one business day after we receive complete information from our clients. Before we file your new LLC or corporation, our lawyers review all of the information you submit.

Lucent Law has made it very affordable to file. Our pricing chart on this page shows the complete price, which is $499 for a single-owner LLC, including our EssentialAgent registered agent services for the first year (applicable filing fees charged by the Secretary of State are in addition to our filing fee).

Lucent Law has you covered here. Our LLC Formation packages include the important corporate documents you need to ensure that you are receiving maximum legal protection. Please see above for additional information about what we include with every package. Of course, Lucent Law is a full-service business law firm, and can provide you with additional legal services for your new business.

The vast majority of our business clients choose to form LLCs, which provide the same liability protection as a corporation, but with much more flexibility in terms of ownership structure and management and with lower annual maintenance requirements. However, there are certain circumstances in which a corporation is the appropriate entity type, and we offer corporation formation packages at the same affordable, fixed fees as our LLC formation packages.

The Lucent Law Difference

Like corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) are a well-established business entity that business owners and investors use to protect their personal assets from business risks and liabilities. Lucent Law’s lawyers have formed hundreds of LLCs and have advised countless business owners and investors on the proper way to form, operate and maintain their LLCs in order to maximize legal protection.

While the laws in every state provide basic default provisions for the operation of LLCs, we don’t want our clients to have the default laws dictate how their LLCs are operated and governed. That’s why we include a customized operating agreement that is unique to each LLC plus other important documents (such as Organizational Meeting Minutes) with every LLC we form.

We also include our EssentialAgent registered agent service free for the first year and a secure client portal where our clients can easily access information about their LLC or corporation and any legal matters we work on for that LLC or corporation.

Start Your New Business the EssentialLaw Way

Step 1

Order your LLC or corporation formation package, then complete our easy-to-use online form.

Step 2

Lucent Law’s attorneys review your information to ensure that the LLC or corporation package you’ve chosen is right for you.

Step 3

We draft and send you the customized documents included in your package for your digital signature.

Step 4

We file your new LLC or corporation with the Secretary of State normally within one business day after we get your information.

Single Owner
Multiple Owners

Single Owner LLC

$499
  • Confirmation of LLC name availability
  • Certificate of Formation
  • Single Owner Operating Agreement
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Application to IRS for an EIN
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New LLC
Who is this for:
  • Unmarried business owner (click the toggle above to see our Multiple Owner LLC package for more than one business owner)
  • Married couples where one spouse will manage the business
Types of Businesses:
  • Consultants
  • Real estate brokers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Franchise owners
  • Contractors

Multiple Owner LLC

$1,499
  • Confirmation of LLC name availability
  • Certificate of Formation
  • Multiple Owner Operating Agreement
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Application to IRS for an EIN, if needed
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New LLC
Who is this for:
  • Businesses with more than one owner (click the toggle above to see our Single Owner LLC package for individual business owner)
  • Married couples where both spouses will share management of the business
Types of Businesses
  • Consulting businesses
  • Real estate brokerages
  • Rental property investor groups
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Franchise businesses
  • Contractor businesses

We Are Here For the Long Haul to Keep Your Business Running Smoothly

Beyond our fixed-fee EssentialLaw services, Lucent Law is a full-service business law firm representing small business clients, real estate investors, and entrepreneurs. Our lawyers have significant experience with small businesses of all types. Read below for some examples of the business law services we provide.

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Entities & Registered Agent Services

Choice of entity advice and formation of LLCs, corporations and partnerships and comprehensive registered agent services.

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Operating & Shareholder Agreements

Drafting of agreements relating to the operation, governance, and owner relationships for LLCs and corporations.

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Purchase and Sale

Advice and drafting of agreements for the sale of business assets and ownership interests in business entities, such as corporate stock and LLC membership interests.

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Contracts

Drafting and review of contracts, including purchase and sale, vendor, license, non-compete, joint venture and similar agreements.

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Governance

Assist with internal management of LLCs, corporations and partnerships, including drafting resolutions and helping with annual meetings.

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Owners and Transitions

Represent LLC members, partners and corporation shareholders with regard to their ownership interests; advise and draft agreements regarding ownership transitions for succession planning, expansion, mergers, etc.

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Loan Transactions

Represent lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured business loan transactions, including real estate loans. Click here to read more about our real estate services.

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Leases

Represent commercial and residential landlords and commercial tenants in lease matters, including negotiating and drafting leases, amendments, and notices, as well as evictions. Click here to read more about our real estate services.

Schedule an Introductory Call

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Schedule a free introductory call below.

Contact Us:

+1 (509) 455-3713

+1 (509) 927-7200

info@lucentlaw.com

Single Owner LLC Package

The experienced business law team of Lucent Law, PLLC will form your new single owner Washington limited liability company by preparing and filing a Certificate of Formation and the required Initial Annual Report. This package also features:

  • Our online Rapid Filing service is included (typically, we will file the formation documents within one business day after the questionnaire is completed)
  • A customized Operating Agreement with built-in language to provide for a successor manager to manage the affairs of the LLC in case of incapacity or death of the owner
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions to establish the initial decisions that the LLC must make concerning its business and legal affairs
  • Our exclusive Owner’s Manual for Your New LLC
  • Our EssentialAgent registered agent service at no cost for the first year of registered agent services. Visit our EssentialAgent page at our website for more information.
  • Attorney consultation after formation is available at our standard hourly rates.
  • Access to a secure client portal to access company information
  • The filing fee charged by the Washington Secretary of State’s office of $200.00 is not included in our fee and will be automatically added at checkout.

This LLC Formation Package is designed for one owner (either a single person or entity or a married person whose spouse will not be an identified member).

Choose the State of LLC formation:

Please select the state where you want your LLC formed.

Interested in a Corporation?

Contact Us:

+1 (509) 927-7200

contact@lucentlaw.com

Multiple Owner LLC Package

The experienced business law team of Lucent Law, PLLC will form your new multiple owner Washington limited liability company by preparing and filing a Certificate of Formation and the required Initial Report. This package also features:

  • Our online Rapid Filing service is included (typically, we file the formation documents within one business day after the questionnaire is completed)
  • A customized Operating Agreement designed for multiple owners (up to four total owners), with built-in language to address:Management of the LLC
    • Buy-Out of a Member
    • Death and Disability of a Member
    • Dispute and Deadlock Resolution
    • Capital Calls and Loans to LLC
    • Restrictions on Sale or Transfer of Ownership Interests
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions to establish the initial decisions that the LLC must make concerning its business and legal affairs
  • Our exclusive Owner’s Manual for Your New LLC
  • Our EssentialAgent registered agent service at no cost for the first year of registered agent services. Visit our EssentialAgent page at our website for more information.
  • Attorney consultation after formation is available at our standard hourly rates.
  • Access to a secure client portal to access company information
  • The filing fee charged by the Washington Secretary of State’s office of $200.00 is not included in our fee and will be automatically added at checkout.

This LLC Formation Package is designed for multiple owners (a married couple may use our Single Owner LLC Formation Package if both spouses consent to a single spouse having management control of the LLC).

Choose the State of LLC formation:

Please select the state where you want your LLC formed.