Over the past few years, LLCs have become a popular business entity of choice for small and large businesses across the country. Attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents have seen the value is choosing the LLC for their client’s new businesses. Why is this? And is forming an LLC the right option for your client’s new business?

Here are a few reasons many of our clients choose the LLC over a C-Corp or S-Corp:

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Many shareholders are interested in holding a paper copy of their ownership in a company. Therefore, it is a good idea for your client to be prepared to provide stock holders with paper stock certificates. A stock certificate is a document that substantiates the legal ownership of shares of stock in a corporation. Stock or membership certificates are made out to the shareholder and they identify the issuer, the number of shares, the par value, and the stock class.

Shareholders are often informed by their legal counsel or other advisors that it is important to retain a paper copy of the certificate certificates until / if / when a decision decide to sell or transfer securities is made. They hear of the advantages of holding a physical certificate; which include:

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Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. offers our clients — licensed attorneys, CPAs and enrolled agents — 24 hour expedited services for many of our new business formation services. If you have an immediate request to form your client’s new business, whether it is a corporation or LLC, allow one of our experienced business formation specialists to assist you quickly and cost-effectively.

Compare this timing to the California Secretary of State’s turnaround times (weeks or more!), for example, and you’ve got yourself a deal that can’t be beat. 
Click here to see the turnaround times for forming an LLC through the California Secretary of State.

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If you want to incorporate your client’s new business in Alaska, there are a few steps you must take. First, you will need to run a business name availability check to ensure that your client’s desired name is available. Once armored with that information, it is time to prepare your client’s Articles of Incorporation or ask Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. to draft n’ file them on your behalf.

In Alaska, the Articles of Incorporation must include:

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Hawaii can be a great place to start a new business. If your client wishes to conduct business in the Aloha State through a corporation, it is necessary to file the proper documents to form and register the business.  These documents ask only for the minimum information required by statute (and the statutes are simply written), so you may find Hawaii a relatively straightforward place to start your client’s new business.
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When it comes to picking a business name, even the most confident business owner can have doubts about whether a name is really the right fit for the company. As an attorney, CPA, or other licensed business professional, you understand that part of your job includes holding your client’s hand through this process, while also making his decision on easier one. And that’s where we come in.

Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can run a name availability check with the Secretary of State and have the results back to you within a few hours. You want to make sure you do not support your client in choosing a business name that is already in use or sounds to similar to an existing name on the records of the Secretary of State or is misleading to the public. Making any one of the mistakes can result in your client’s corporation or LLC not being allowed to use the initial name of their choosing.

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If you want to incorporate your client’s business in Colorado, consider reviewing the Colorado Secretary of State’s helpful online tutorial for tips that you can use to gather the  information necessary to incorporate a business in the state. First, of course, is running a business name availability check (which we can quickly and accurately perform for you) and preparing the Articles of Incorporation, which we can also draft n’ file.

The Colorado Articles of Organization (or Incorporation) must include:

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If your client wishes to conduct business in New Mexico through a corporation, or is currently operating as a corporation and wishes to conduct business in New Mexico, you’ll need to prepare Articles of Incorporation and file them with the Corporations Bureau within the Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State.  Or you can let Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. draft n’ file the Articles on your behalf.
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Attorneys Corporation Service is now accepting future filings for 2017!!!

Please note that the 2016 tax cutoff date is December . Any filings sent on or after this date will be considered a 2017 filing and will not be subject to 2016 taxes.
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If your client is interested in doing business in Oregon through a corporation, or a corporation that wishes to do business in Oregon, you’ll need to prepare Articles of Incorporation and file them with the Oregon Central Business Registry, run by the Oregon Secretary of State.  Or, make life a little easier and send them to us to file on your client’s behalf. At Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. we can incorporate your client’s Oregon business in 24-48 hours and, if you request, prepare a customized corporate kit for you and your client, to be ready when formation is complete.

If you are interested in forming a business in Oregon, it is a good idea to start with a business name availability check, which we can run for you. Next, prepare (or ask us to prepare) the Articles of Incorporation.
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