Upgrade Your Business

Lucent Law’s lawyers work with dozens of business owners each year who are not yet taking advantage of the liability protection advantages offered by an LLC. Some formed their own LLC online and didn’t get all of the necessary documents done correctly (or at all). Others are operating as sole proprietors with no liability protection at all. If this sounds like your business, choose our Upgrade Your LLC or Upgrade Your Sole Proprietorship package and our business lawyers will ensure your business is working for you.


 

Upgrade Your LLC Package

Optimize legal protections for your existing LLC

Compare what sets the EssentialLaw platform apart from the competition:

EssentialLaw

$399

  • 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
  • Owner's Guide to Your New LLC
  • Next Action Advisory Letters to CPA and Insurance Agent
  • 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*

(not offered)

  • 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
  • Owner's Guide to Your New LLC
  • Next Action Advisory Letters to CPA and Insurance Agent
  • 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

$800+

  • 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
  • Owner's Guide to Your New LLC
  • Next Action Advisory Letters to CPA and Insurance Agent
  • Free 1st Year Registered Agent Services
  • Free Business Check-ins During First Year
  • Free Advisories for Changes in LLC Laws

 

Upgrade Your Sole Proprietor Business

Get the advantages of an LLC for your existing business

Compare what sets the EssentialLaw platform apart from the competition:

EssentialLaw

$799

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Review of Sole Proprietorship Upgrade to LLC by Lawyer
  • Fast Online LLC Filing
  • Lawyer Advised Formation
  • Lawyer Drafted Operating Agreement with Unique Successor Manager Protection
  • Lawyer-Drafted LLC Resolutions
  • Prepare and file EIN application with IRS
  • Bill of Sale and Assignment to Transfer Assets into LLC
  • 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*

(not offered)

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Review of Sole Proprietorship Upgrade to LLC by Lawyer
  • Fast Online LLC Filing
  • Lawyer Advised Formation
  • Lawyer Drafted Operating Agreement with Unique Successor Manager Protection
  • Lawyer-Drafted LLC Resolutions
  • Prepare and file EIN application with IRS
  • Bill of Sale and Assignment to Transfer Assets into LLC
  • 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

“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

$1,500+

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Review of Sole Proprietorship Upgrade to LLC by Lawyer
  • Fast Online LLC Filing
  • Lawyer Advised Formation
  • Lawyer Drafted Operating Agreement with Unique Successor Manager Protection
  • Lawyer-Drafted LLC Resolutions
  • Prepare and file EIN application with IRS
  • Bill of Sale and Assignment to Transfer Assets into LLC
  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

A sole proprietorship is a business owned by a person without using an LLC or a corporation. The personal assets of sole proprietors are fully exposed to business liabilities. Lucent Law’s business lawyers almost always recommend that our clients operate their businesses through LLCs. 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. For sole proprietorship upgrades, 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. After we form your new LLC, we’ll complete the transfer of your existing business assets into the LLC. Before we file your new LLC or corporation, our lawyers review all of the information you submit.
For clients with existing LLCs, we typically prepare the new documents within three business days after we receive your information and verify the LLC filing status.

We make it very affordable to upgrade your sole proprietorship or existing LLC. Please review the features and prices for these services above.

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.

Limited liability companies are the most commonly used business entity today. They provide the liability protection of a corporation with a much more flexible form.

If you operate a business as a sole proprietor, you should consider taking advantage of the benefits that an LLC can provide – not only liability protection, but also potential tax benefits and provisions for operation of the business in the event of death or disability of the owner. Our Upgrade Your Sole Proprietorship package can help.

Lucent Law’s lawyers find that even business owners who have already formed LLCs often don’t have all of the documentation in place to ensure the LLC’s protections will hold up when challenged. Our Upgrade Your LLC package can help.

Upgrade Your Business the EssentialLaw Way

Step 1

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

Step 2

Our attorneys review your information to ensure that the LLC or corporation upgrade 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 within one business day after we get your information (sole proprietorship upgrades).

Single Owner
Multiple Owners

LLC Upgrade Package:
Single Owner

$399
  • Operating Agreement
  • Organizational Meeting Minutes & Resolutions
  • Initial Annual Report (if not filed)
  • Owner's Manual for New LLC
  • Status letter to the LLC's accountant
  • Membership in Lucent Law's Registered Agent Assurance Program (annual fee waived for the 1st year)
Who is this for:
  • Existing LLCs without operating agreements or in need of professionally drafted operating agreements and other important documents:
    • With one owner, or
    • With a married couple named as members, but where only one spouse will manage the LLC
Types of Businesses
  • Consultants
  • Real estate brokers
  • Rental property owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Franchise owners
  • Contractors

LLC Upgrade Package:
Multiple Owners

$999
  • Operating Agreement
  • Organizational Meeting Minutes & Resolutions
  • Initial Report
  • Owner's Manual for New LLC
  • Status letter to the LLC's accountant
  • Membership in Lucent Law's Registered Agent Assurance Program (annual fee waived for the 1st year)
Who is this for:
  • Existing LLCs without operating agreements or in need of professionally drafted operating agreements and other important documents:
    • with two to four owners (click the toggle above to see our Single Owner LLC package for individual business owner), or
    • with married couple owners 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

Single Owner Only:

Upgrade Your Sole Proprietor Package:
Single Owner

$799
  • Confirmation of LLC name availability
  • Certificate of Formation with Rapid Online Filing
  • Operating Agreement
  • Organizational Meeting Minutes & Resolutions
  • Initial Report (filed with Secretary of State)
  • Transfer of Business Assets to LLC
  • Assignment of Existing Contracts and Leases to LLC
  • Review and Revise Business Contract Forms (2 included)
  • Owner's Manual for New LLC
  • Status letter to the LLC's accountant
  • Membership in Lucent Law's EssentialAgent registered agent service (annual fee waived for the 1st year)
Who is this for:
  • Unmarried owner of a sole proprietorship
  • Married couples where one spouse owns a sole proprietorship and will manage the business
Types of Businesses
  • Consultants
  • Real estate brokers
  • Rental property owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Franchise owners
  • Contractors

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.

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Upgrade Your Sole Proprietorship 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. We will also assign and transfer your existing business assets and contracts to your new LLC. 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
  • Bill of Sale to transfer business assets into new LLC
  • Assignment of Contracts to assign existing contracts or leases to new LLC
  • Review and revise up to two existing business contract forms to reflect LLC formation (additional available at additional cost)
  • 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 owner).

Choose the State of LLC formation:

Please select the state where you want your LLC formed.

Contact Us:

+1 (509) 455-3713

+1 (509) 927-7200

info@lucentlaw.com

Single Owner LLC Upgrade Package

The experienced business law team of Lucent Law, PLLC will prepare customized documents for your existing LLC. This package also features:

  • 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

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 owner).

Choose the State of LLC formation:

Please select the state where you want your LLC formed.

Multiple Owner LLC Upgrade Package

The experienced business law team of Lucent Law, PLLC will prepare customized documents for your existing LLC. This package also features:

  • 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 Owner
  • Death and Disability of a Owner
  • 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.
  • Additional attorney consultation is available at our standard hourly rates.
  • Access to a secure client portal to access company information

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 owner).

Choose the State of LLC formation:

Please select the state where you want your LLC formed.

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).