Corporations are the traditional entities used by business owners to shield their personal assets from third party creditors. Thousands of corporations are formed every year in Washington and Idaho, and they can be a very effective tool for the ownership and operation of your business. Corporations are owned by shareholders, who elect members of the board of directors. The board then appoints officers who run the day-to-day operations of the corporation. Like all entities, corporations require annual maintenance, including the paying of renewal fees to the Secretary of State’s office. The corporations must also hold annual meetings of the shareholders and meetings of the board of directors in accordance with the Bylaws.

Lucent Law offers a number of different Washington corporation formation packages, including industry packages designed to get your business successfully up and running. We typically file Articles of Incorporation with the Washington Secretary of State within one business day after you purchase your package and provide us with all required information.

All of our corporation packages include complimentary electronic signature service and free registered agent service for the life of the corporation (subject to terms and conditions).

Single Shareholder Corporation Formation Packages

These packages are appropriate for a corporation where only one person will own stock.

Essentials

$399

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Plus

$499

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Premium

$799

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Multiple Shareholder Corporation Formation Packages

These packages are intended for corporations where two or more people will own stock.

Essentials

$999

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Plus

$1099

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Premium

$1399

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Corporation Formation Packages by Industry

Construction Contractors

These startup packages for general and specialty construction contractors include formation of a corporation (based on the Premium Package) and the necessary agreements and services to quickly get your business started.

Construction Contractor Package

Single Shareholder
$1299

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Prepare and file Washington Contractor Registration Application
  • Customized Construction Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for your website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: Corporation filing fees, contractor registration fees, insurance and bond costs are in addition to package price

Construction Contractor Package

Multiple Shareholders
$1899

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Note: filing fees are in addition to package fee
  • Prepare and file Washington Contractor Registration Application
  • Customized Construction Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for your website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: Corporation filing fee, contractor registration fees, insurance and bond costs are in addition to package price

Service Businesses

Startup packages for new personal service businesses, such as pet groomers, wedding planners and computer technicians

Essentials

Single Shareholder
$699

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Customized Personal Service Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Plus

Single Shareholder
$799

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult
  • Customized Personal Service Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Premium

Single Shareholder
$1099

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Customized Personal Service Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Essentials

Multiple Shareholders
$1299

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Customized Personal Service Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Plus

Multiple Shareholders
$1399

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult
  • Customized Personal Service Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Premium

Multiple Shareholders
$1699

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Customized Personal Service Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Consulting Businesses

Startup packages for new consulting businesses

Essentials

Single Shareholder
$699

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Customized Consulting Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Plus

Single Shareholder
$799

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult
  • Customized Consulting Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Premium

Single Shareholder
$1099

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Customized Consulting Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Essentials

Multiple Shareholders
$1299

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Customized Consulting Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Plus

Multiple Shareholders
$1399

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult
  • Customized Consulting Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Premium

Multiple Shareholder
$1699

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Customized Consulting Contract
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Payment terms for invoices and statements

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Retail Businesses

Startup packages for retail businesses. For restaurants, bars and taverns, please see our Hospitality Businesses Formation Packages below.

Essentials

Single Shareholder
$749

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Review of real estate lease for retail location (single location)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Terms of Sale for ecommerce website

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Plus

Single Shareholder
$849

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult
  • Review of real estate lease for retail location (single location)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Terms of Sale for ecommerce website

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Premium

Single Shareholder
$1149

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Review of real estate lease for retail location (single location)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Terms of Sale for ecommerce website

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Essentials

Multiple Shareholders
$1349

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Review of real estate lease for retail location (single location)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Terms of Sale for ecommerce website

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Plus

Multiple Shareholders
$1449

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult
  • Review of real estate lease for retail location (single location)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Terms of Sale for ecommerce website

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Premium

Multiple Shareholders
$1749

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Review of real estate lease for retail location (single location)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Terms of Sale for ecommerce website

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Hospitality Businesses

Startup packages for restaurants, food trucks, bars and taverns

Essentials

Single Shareholder
$699

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Review of real estate and personal property leases for retail location (one each)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Liquor License application is available at checkout a a separate add-on service to the Premium Package

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Plus

Single Shareholder
$799

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult
  • Review of real estate and personal property leases for retail location (one each)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Liquor License application is available at checkout as a separate add-on service to the Premium Package

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Premium

Single Shareholder
$1099

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Review of real estate and personal property leases for retail location (one each)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Liquor License application is available at checkout as a separate add-on service to this package

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Essentials

Multiple Shareholders
$1299

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Review of real estate and personal property leases for retail location (one each)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Liquor License application is available at checkout a a separate add-on service to the Premium Package

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Plus

Multiple Shareholders
$1399

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult
  • Review of real estate and personal property leases for retail location (one each)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Liquor License application is available at checkout as a separate add-on service to the Premium Package

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Premium

Multiple Shareholders
$1699

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Review of real estate and personal property leases for retail location (one each)
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for website
  • Liquor License application is available at checkout as a separate add-on service to this package

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

Rental Real Estate Investors

Startup packages for corporations that will own and lease residential real estate

Essentials

Single Shareholder
$749

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Residential Lease form
  • Contractor Hiring Checklist
  • Guide to Complying with Washington Landlord-Tenant Act

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price We strongly advise the election of Subchapter S status (available as a separate add-on at checkout)

Plus

Single Shareholder
$849

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult
  • Residential Lease form
  • Contractor Hiring Checklist
  • Guide to Complying with Washington Landlord-Tenant Act

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price We strongly advise the election of Subchapter S status (available as a separate add-on at checkout)

Premium

Single Shareholder
$1149

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Residential Lease form
  • Contractor Hiring Checklist
  • Guide to Complying with Washington Landlord-Tenant Act

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price We strongly advise the election of Subchapter S status (available as a separate add-on at checkout)

Essentials

Multiple Shareholders
$1349

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Residential Lease form
  • Contractor Hiring Checklist
  • Guide to Complying with Washington Landlord-Tenant Act

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price We strongly advise the election of Subchapter S status (available as a separate add-on at checkout)

Plus

Multiple Shareholders
$1449

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 25% discount on attorney consult
  • Residential Lease form
  • Contractor Hiring Checklist
  • Guide to Complying with Washington Landlord-Tenant Act

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price We strongly advise the election of Subchapter S status (available as a separate add-on at checkout)

Premium

Multiple Shareholders
$1749

This package includes:

  • Confirmation of corporate name availability
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Initial Annual Report
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Owner’s Manual for Your New Corporation
  • Application for Federal EIN
  • 50% discount on attorney consult
  • Washington Master Business License
  • Residential Lease form
  • Contractor Hiring Checklist
  • Guide to Complying with Washington Landlord-Tenant Act

Note: filing fees are in addition to package price We strongly advise the election of Subchapter S status (available as a separate add-on at checkout)