CREATE THE LEGAL DOCUMENTS YOU NEED IN MINUTES -- WITHOUT THE EXPENSE OF AN ATTORNEY
File for Limited Liability Company status for your business in any U.S.A. state! A detailed list of considerations for creating an LLC are presented first. Then use the up-to-date, state-specific forms to create a legal and valid Limited Liability Company, ready for submission to the appropriate Secretary of State. Finally, a template for developing the LLC's Operating Agreement finishes the process. Clear instructions and overviews makes Standard Legal's LLC package the perfect business-creation solution!
LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LEGAL FORMS SOFTWARE
Many business professionals believe LLCs present an attractive alternative to corporations and partnerships because LLCs combine many of the advantages of both: with an LLC, the members can have the corporate-like liability protection for their personal assets from business debt, while also enjoying the tax advantages of partnerships or "S" Corporations (i.e. elimination of dual taxation). The LLC has been compared to an "S" Corporation without the IRS' restrictions. LLC's allow for pass-through taxation (similar to that of partnerships and S Corporations).
An LLC is a business structure recognized by all 50 states and Washington, D.C. An LLC is a separate legal entity (as is a corporation). For money, property, expertise or "sweat equity" invested into the company, the LLC issues certificates or units that indicate the particular investor's percentage of ownership in the business (compare to a corporation that issues shares of stock to its shareholders).
Some ADVANTAGES of forming a Limited Liability Company are:
- Provides protection of personal assets from business debts and other obligations;
- Profits/losses pass through to personal income tax returns of the members;
- Provides great flexibility in management and organization of the business;
- LLCs do not have the ownership restrictions of S Corporations, making them ideal business structures for "non-traditional" investors.
Some DISADVANTAGES of forming a Limited Liability Company are:
- LLCs often have a limited life (not to exceed 30 years in some states)
- LLCs are not corporations and therefore do not have stock, thereby creating some difficulty in both the transfer of ownership of the company and/or the distribution of benefits.
The Standard Legal Software LLC program includes the Articles of Organization and all of the other state-specific legal forms required for filing with the secretary of state, and the up-to-date instructions required to create a Limited Liability Company.
The LLC title also includes three different types of Operating Agreements:
- Multi-Member MEMBER-Managed Operating Agreement;
- Multi-Member MANAGER-Managed Operating Agreement;
- Sole Member Operating Agreement
Offering three different Operating Agreements allows the members of the LLC to clearly define the roles of each investor/member in managing and operating the business, and how profits will be disbursed.
The package also includes a LLC Unit Certificate template that can be completed and provided to each member of the LLC, showing the number of "units" (like shares) that are held by that member.
And the content also includes a template for the LLC's Minutes of the Meeting of the Members, to allow for detailed record-keeping as it relates to the ongoing decisions made by the Member owners as they related to the operation of the LLC.
In addition to the required forms and instructions, a detailed examination of a variety of business structures is provided, so that the members creating the LLC can make certain that an LLC structure is the best for their business situation.
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WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY: STANDARD LEGAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
I bought Standard Legal's Limited Liability Company software online in January. I filled out the forms and got all of the documents signed by the members to file the LLC in the State of California. I had some questions and you provided excellent service. I greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
-- Rodolfo Yela, Executive Race Director, The Five Cities Marathon
WHY CHOOSE STANDARD LEGAL?
FULLY SECURE PERSONAL DATA: Our software is downloaded then completed offline, not run through an online webform that transmits your data across the internet to be stored in a database. So your answers stay completely private and secure, and your personal data never leaves your hard drive!
QUALIFIED ATTORNEY AUTHORS: All of the legal documents within each Standard Legal software title are carefully researched and written by highly-qualified, experienced, licensed attorneys.
UP-TO-DATE LEGAL CONTENT: Documents and instructions are revised any time a state or federal law, statute or administrative requirement changes. Our legal forms content is in constant review!
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS: Clear instructions are posted directly next to each question asked. No 'legal-eze' either! Standard Legal writes in a way that is "step-by-step" and easy to understand.
IMMEDIATE ACCESS: Use the software instantly after purchase! Get encrypted links to a download within seconds, both on-screen with your order invoice and again as a backup in an email confirmation.
EASILY DOWNLOADABLE FORMS: Standard Legal's documents can be downloaded in one .zip file, with additional state-specific documents available from the online forms server.
USE WITH ANY DEVICE: Windows, Mac, Apple, iPad, Android, Linux. Desktop PC, laptop, tablet, mobile device. Nearly any system can use the software from Standard Legal!
FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Standard Legal helps its clients in any way we can. While we cannot provide legal advice, we will gladly assist you by email, phone or social media to access and use our software.
NO SHIPPING FEES: with downloadable software, shipping is FREE! Don't pay to ship printed packages of paper. Just download the files and print only the documents you need. (Unless you prefer the optional CD!)
FREE ATTORNEY REFERRAL: If you decide that handling a situation yourself might not be wise, access our attorney referral site and find a qualified attorney to help you with your case. No charge to post your case!
LEGAL & VALID IN ALL STATES: The documents from Standard Legal are valid in every USA state and territory. Primary documents cover federal law, with state-specific language or forms provided as required.
SAVE MONEY ON LEGAL FEES: Quickly and easily create the same kinds of legal documents as a local attorney. And save hundreds -- sometimes even thousands -- of dollars in the process!
100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Standard Legal guarantees that all of the documents in our software will be accepted when completed as directed and submitted to the appropriate court, clerk, office or agency. Should any document not be accepted due to an issue with our content, we will correct that document for you at once or refund 100% of the purchase price -- or both! Complete details here.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS & SOFTWARE FILE SPECIFICATIONS:
Standard Legal's software works on nearly all systems, including Windows, Apple, Mac, Android and Linux. A link to a downloadable .zip file is presented immediately after transaction, which must be expanded to access all of the forms, overviews and instructions. Most computers have a program like WinZip pre-installed to access .zip files; if your computer does not have one, we recommend StuffIt Expander (it's FREE!).
Generally, the legal forms are provided in three formats: Microsoft Word files, standard text files, and Adobe PDF files. TO GET A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTIONALITY THESE FORMATS AND FULLY-WORKING SAMPLES, CLICK HERE. Note that not all forms are provided in all three formats in all cases.
The fully-featured version of Microsoft Word is required to complete the Word-formatted forms. Other open-source and commercial word processing programs like Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, Word Pad, OpenOffice, Google Docs, Note Pad or Simple Text may be used as well, but only with the 'straight text' version of the forms. Finally, the PDF versions of the forms require the download and installation of either Adobe's Acrobat Reader (it's FREE!) or the full commercial version of Adobe Acrobat.
Access to the password-protected online legal forms server (sometimes called "the online version") requires an up-to-date web browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. Once you access the online forms server, read the instructions provided on the main menu and download only the specific legal forms, overviews and instructions you need. Once all of the files are downloaded, they may be completed offline using the programs listed above.
To use any type of software requires a basic understanding of how a computer device operates. To use Standard Legal software, you must be able to complete each of these basic computer tasks: download a software file; expand a .zip file; enter a username and password to access a protected website; navigate a menu; install and launch a program; and open, save then print a completed document. If you do not fully understand how to complete any of these common steps, we recommend you use our Document Preparation Service or find a local attorney to create documents for you.
WANT YOUR SOFTWARE ON A CD?
A software CD of your legal form titles can be mailed to you for an additional $9.95 by choosing that shipping option during checkout. Software CD Details.
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