Do you need an attorney to start a business?
The simpler your business, the less you’ll need an attorney.
A sole proprietorship is the simplest business form.
It doesn’t require that you register your business with your state, so no, you probably don’t need an attorney to start this type of business.
How much does a lawyer cost to start a business?
The lawyers most start-ups will deal with are likely in the $350-$800 an hour range, but this varies from firm to firm, obviously. Most big firms bill in increments of six minutes (i.e., 0.1 of an hour), but some charge in 0.25 hour increments. The range for hourly rates is huge.
What legal documents do I need to start a business?
The 10 Key Legal Documents for Your Business
- Company bylaws for corporations.
- Meeting minutes.
- Operating agreement for LLCs.
- Non-disclosure agreement.
- Employment agreement.
- Business plan.
- Memorandum of understanding.
Can you form an LLC without a lawyer?
No, you do not need an attorney to form an LLC. You can prepare the legal paperwork and file it yourself, or use a professional business formation service, such as LegalZoom. We will take care of all of your paperwork, file the necessary documents with the state and even send you an LLC kit with seals and certificates.