You get all of this for $695 (plus applicable filing fees). Corporate Direct’s corporation, LLC and LP formations are complete and include the following:
- All initial organizational filings with the Secretary of State (state filing, franchise tax and licensing fees are extra)
- One full year of registered agent service
- Preparation of Bylaws, Operating Agreement or Limited Partnership Agreement
- Initial Minutes of Meetings
- Issuance of Stock, Membership Interests or Limited Partnership Interests
- Corporate Minutes
- Corporate Name Check
- Instructions and forms for obtaining a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
- Free book, “Bulletproof Your Corporation” by Garrett Sutton, a $49.00 value, with your first formation
- Ongoing customer service throughout and after your formation
Our Fees vs. Their Fees
We charge a flat fee of $695 (plus the applicable state filing fees) for a complete corporate package. If you form three or more entities the fee is just $595 each, plus the filing fees. Some clients need an Employer Identification Number(EIN) also. If you need that service, we offer it for $36.
We are well aware that there are other companies that charge as little as $99 for an incorporation. We have tested our competitors and found a time-tested maxim to be absolutely true: You get what you pay for.
To help make your decision, we have prepared a chart comparing what you get with our full service corporate package versus the risky budget company.
|Document or Service|
Risky Budget Companies
|Articles of Incorporation|
|For $99 this is usually all you get.|
|Fully drafted Bylaws|
|Failure to fully prepare bylaws can lead to a loss of limited liability and personal exposure of your assets.|
|Properly issued Stock Certificates|
|Failure to fully issue stock certificates can lead to questions as to ownership and expensive litigation.|
|Fully issued Meeting Minutes|
|Failure to prepare meeting minutes can lead to a loss of limited liability and piercing of the corporate veil.|
|Incorporating Specialist on the telephone to answer questions|
|You are at an extreme disadvantage if you are not able to speak with an experienced representative about your specific situation.|
|Free 1st year Registered Agent Service|
|Typically, the $99 introductory fee is a come on for you to pay hundreds of dollars for promoters to be your Registered Agent.|
|Professional Registered Agent Services open for business to alert you to a lawsuit|
|Many risky budget companies operate out of mail drops which are totally inadequate for serious investors and business owners.|
|Availability of affordable attorney opinion letters|
|Corporate Direct is affiliated with Sutton Law Center, which can provide opinion letters for a small fee. A law firm will charge $2,000 or more to offer an opinion (and clean up) a discount provider’s document.|
|Free referrals to legitimate accounting, bookkeeping, business consultant and banking sources|
|Typically, the discount providers earn huge commissions for referrals to fly by night operators. Don’t fall prey to this practice.|
|Free book on bulletproofing your entity plus FREE CD, “How to Save $10,000 by Incorporating”|
|Most risky budget companies don’t really care if your company is protected.|
|Phony Office Packages|
|Corporate Direct will not sell you an expensive office package you don’t need. Beware of promoters who insist that office packages are required by State law. It isn’t true.|
When you add it all up, the few dollars more you spend with Corporate Direct is more than offset by dealing with a serious and professional provider who is not trying to upsell you on hidden and unnecessary services. Corporate Direct is completely open in providing the exact services you need in a timely manner at an affordable package price.
Transparent and Honest Fee Structure
You may be surprised that we don’t hide or mask our fees. We don’t. Our fee structure is open and free for all to see. When you incorporate with Corporate Direct, we want you to know your costs before you begin the process. Choosing a business entity is a big part of your company’s organizational structure and you should know exactly what it costs at the start and on an annual basis.
Incorporation Services by Experienced Incorporating Specialists
When you incorporate with Corporate Direct, you work with experienced paralegals and staff. They will guide you through the process.
Why incorporate? Incorporating and asset protection go hand-in-hand. If you are in business or hold real estate or other assets, you need to form a corporation, LLC or LP to protect yourself and your family from millions of lawsuits brought every year. Incorporating can also provide tax savings and privacy benefits.
In some cases you’ll want to speak with a lawyer regarding your specific situation. Corporate Direct is affiliated with Sutton Law Center. If you need to speak with an attorney, Garrett Sutton, Esq. is an experienced corporate and asset protection attorney. His regular hourly rate is $395 per hour and $175 for an initial half hour telephone consultation or $350 for an initial 60 minute consultation.
If you are going to form three or more entities, you are entitled to receive a free quarter hour consultation with Garrett Sutton, Esq., based on his calendar and availability. This consult is valued at $175 and requires the proper deposit along with the formation of three or more entities. Please call (800) 700-1430 for more information about this offer.
If you know that you need a corporation, LLC or LP without speaking with an attorney, please feel free to call (800) 600-1760 to get started right away or sign up for a free 15-minute consultation.