My answer to Is a generic legal site like bizfilings.com sufficient for incorporating a tech startup? Or is it nec…
Answer by Raad Ahmed:
I have to agree with Gil and reemphasize that the answer to your first question is a resounding NO. As to your second question, my answer is a a big fat YES! How you choose to incorporate your company will have a huge impact on its success and so it is critical that you obtain the services of a legal professional with this process. Not only do you have to decide what type of business entity you want to form (my thoughts on different corporate entities), you also have to think about where you want to incorporate because not all states are created equal–some states are very friendly to startups (think ) and others are considered less so. The main problem with using a generic sites like BizFilings is that there is no way for you to verify the quality of the work. In the long-run, paying for a qualified attorney to incorporate your business is often less costly than fixing any problems that could arise because you engaged the wrong lawyer or boilerplate form from a generic Internet site.
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