Forming an LLC in Missouri
At Affordable Legal Services, our attorneys can help you form your limited liability company (LLC) quickly, efficiently, and affordably. We understand that for many people, starting a business can be both an exciting and scary time, and money is often tight when you are just starting out. However, properly forming your business from the beginning is very important, and it is almost always a good idea to have this done professionally by an attorney.
Our main offices are located in Springfield. However, our Missouri attorneys form limited liability companies for clients throughout the entire state. We can form your LLC quickly and economically, but unlike online legal sites, your LLC will be formed by an actual attorney licensed in Missouri.
Can’t I Just File My Own LLC?
Many people who attempt to form an LLC without legal representation run into one of two problems. Either (1) they form the LLC incorrectly or (2) they do an incomplete job forming the LLC. Many of these mistakes are the kind that can go unnoticed until one day the company gets sued, and the LLC structure does not hold up due to mistakes made on day one.
In addition, many people who attempt to file their own limited liability company do not have an “Operating Agreement,” which is one of the most important parts of forming an LLC, simply because they don’t know that they need an Operating Agreement. Or if they do have an Operating Agreement, many times it is incorrect, incomplete, or completely inappropriate for their business needs.
If your business has no Operating Agreement or an inappropriate Operating Agreement, you could have many problems down the line, including not being afforded all of the protections and benefits that LLCs are meant to provide. In other words, a potential litigant may be able to “pierce the corporate veil” and more easily win a suit against you personally, rather than simply suing the LLC itself.
Don’t Risk “Legal Doom” By Filing Your LLC Online Without an Attorney
In filing your LLC through a national legal site, you risk many of the same problems as when you file it yourself – except now you are paying money as well. You often get what you pay for when you file your LLC online through national legal sites. Your LLC will not be filed by an attorney or even overseen by an attorney. The forms you receive may or may not be appropriate for what you need. In fact, they may not even be correct. Our Missouri attorneys have reviewed many LLCs that were formed by online services, and there have been many mistakes made, things that could have been better, and things that should have been done differently.
By hiring our firm to form your LLC, your case will be handled by licensed Missouri attorneys. In addition, you will establish a relationship with an attorney, so that if any legal issues arise in the future (which is likely), you will have someone to turn to with your legal questions.
Two Different Types of Clients
There are many reasons to form an LLC, and many different types of people desire to create an LLC. We find that most people contacting us about LLCs fall into one of the two following categories:
- People who are thinking about forming an LLC and have questions
- People who don’t have questions but simply want to form an LLC
The first type of person may know very little about LLCs and have questions about them, like the following:
- What is an LLC?
- Why should I form an LLC?
- How long does it take to form an LLC?
- How does an LLC work?
- How much does forming an LLC cost?
Other clients may already know the answers to these questions, but they may have more advanced queries. We are happy to answer all questions, whether simple or complicated. The best way to get answers is to call our offices and ask to speak with an attorney – or better yet, schedule a consultation with our offices to meet an attorney in person and discuss your concerns.
As for the latter type of client, who doesn’t have questions but simply wants an attorney to form their LLC, we are happy to assist with these quick and straightforward cases. We offer a reduced legal fee to clients who do not need an office visit and desire to have us form their limited liability company over the phone or Internet. Click here to file your LLC or to see our pricing information.
If you would like answers to the questions listed above, please see our webpage “LLC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).”
Contact Us to Form Your LLC Today
If you have questions about forming an LLC, please call or email us anytime to speak with one of our Missouri attorneys. You can reach our offices by phone or email, and you can also contact us online using the form on the right-hand side of this page.
* The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor The Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. Certain cases may be referred, or may involve outside co-counsel arrangements, in which event you would be notified.