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How long does it take to incorporate a Delaware C-corp?

Dana and Paul are correct that it will take about a week once all of the necessary paperwork is filed. Also, there is an option to expedite the process for fee, and that will shorten your wait time a few days.

Not sure if you are considering filing on your own or through a lawyer. Realistically, the process of incorporating is not overly complicated and can be done on your own. However, there are some things you may want to consider before you make that decision.

The problem a lot of people will run into is that they will rush to incorporate, and use boiler-plate forms or documents they find online as their incorporation papers. At first, this may not pose an issue. However, later down the line, when business starts boomin’ and you realize the corporate structure you chose during filing is not the best for your company, you will need to take certain steps to do so.

The best way to avoid situations like this is to hire a lawyer. I know its the last thing a startup owner wants to hear, but it really can make a huge difference. I have founded two separate tech startups, and my lawyer has been essential to my success. I was able to avoid potential catastrophic complications by simply arming myself with sound legal guidance from the get-go.

But, like I said, you may very well be able to incorporate on your own initiative. This does not mean you should rule out hiring a lawyer. Unfortunately, a lawyer is an unavoidable necessity for a startup, especially as the company grows and succeeds. Getting on top of this from the beginning creates a strong central team that can move your company in the best direction.

You should check out our site – LawTrades. We designed our service to help startups find the best attorneys at the lowest possible fees, at the convenience necessary for a busy startup founder. We have a huge list of pre-vetted attorneys with over 10+ years experience. You can connect with our lawyers directly through our site, and can message them 24/7.

When founding my first company, I realized that there is really no meaningful way to find attorneys, compare their prices and services, and get an understanding of who they are, without spending an insane amount of time and effort. With the path to success being so difficult for a startup, why should finding a lawyer be an added hurdle?

This is the biggest reason startups wait to hire a lawyer, or don’t do so at all. When these same companies run into problems later on, the damage can already be done and an unnecessary set-back could have been avoided.

I wish you the best of luck with your company! If there is anything else I can do to help you out, please don’t hesitate. Always happy to help a fellow startup!!

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