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Other business types available. Each additional hour is billed at $350 plus any other costs or expenses not included in the advertised fee. Valid until 12/31/2024. Learn More.

All-in-One Florida Business Formation for a $1,350 Flat-Fee. Start Now.

Each additional hour is billed at $350 plus any other costs or expenses in addition to the advertised fee. Rates valid until 12/31/2024. Learn More.

Explore Florida Business Types

Don't worry about choosing a business type, our attorneys will help you find the right fit for you during your virtual consult, it's included in the flat fee.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

An LLC, or a Limited Liability Company, offers personal liability protection and operational flexibility.

Owners, called members, enjoy protecting their personal assets from company debts. LLCs provide adaptable management structures and profit distributions tailored to members' needs, and from a tax perspective, they benefit from pass-through taxation, simplifying tax obligations.

This structure, blending corporation perks with partnership simplicity, is favored by all types of small businesses and startups for its liability protection, flexibility, and tax advantages.

Corporation (INC)

A corporation is a legal entity separate from its owners, providing limited liability protection and allowing for the sale of stock to raise capital. Shareholders, the corporation's owners, are shielded from personal liability for the company's debts.

Corporations typically have centralized management structures, with a board of directors responsible for major decisions. This ensures efficient decision-making and accountability.

From a tax perspective, corporations may face double taxation, where profits are taxed at both the corporate and individual levels. Despite this, corporations remain popular for their ability to attract investors and facilitate growth.

Doing Business As (DBA)

A "Doing Business As" (DBA) name is a registration that allows a business to operate under a name different from its legal entity. Sole proprietors and partnerships often use it to conduct business under a name other than the owner's or the partnership's official name.

DBAs provide flexibility and allow businesses to establish a distinct brand identity without forming a separate legal entity. They're commonly used for marketing purposes or to create multiple business divisions under one umbrella company.

While DBAs offer flexibility, it's important to note that they do not provide the same level of liability protection as forming a separate legal entity like an LLC or corporation. DBAs typically require registration with the appropriate state or local government agency to ensure compliance with local regulations.

Limited Partnerships (LP)

A Limited Partnership (LP) consists of a general partner managing the business and bearing personal liability and one or more limited partners investing capital with minimal liability. LPs are often favored for passive investment in real estate and private equity industries.

LPs allow for resource pooling and expertise sharing in such industries while mitigating personal liability risks. Limited partners benefit from potential profits without active management responsibilities.

Effective operation of an LP demands attention to detail in drafting partnership agreements and adhering to state regulations governing formation and operation. Clear delineation of roles, responsibilities, and profit-sharing arrangements upfront empowers LPs to manage expectations and mitigate partner disputes, ensuring smooth operation and legal compliance.

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP)

A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is a business structure that combines a partnership's flexibility with a corporation's limited liability protection. In an LLP, partners are shielded from personal liability for the debts and obligations of the partnership, except for their own misconduct or negligence.

LLPs are commonly favored by professional service firms such as law, accounting, and consulting practices, where partners wish to retain control over the business while limiting their personal liability exposure.

This structure allows partners to enjoy the benefits of partnership, such as pass-through taxation and flexibility in management, while also providing a layer of protection for their personal assets.

Nonprofit

A non-profit organization (NPO) operates for charitable, educational, religious, or social purposes rather than profit. It may include charities, educational institutions, and social welfare organizations.

Board directors or trustees govern non-profits and must use their resources for public benefit. Revenue is generated through donations, grants, and fundraising, with surplus funds reinvested into the organization's mission.

Forming a non-profit involves registering with state and federal authorities and obtaining tax-exempt status. This status allows tax-deductible donations and certain tax exemptions.

Non-profits must maintain accurate financial records, file annual reports, and comply with laws. Ethical practices and effective management ensure their success and sustainability.

All-in-One Business Formations

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Receive up to One Hour of Legal Advice from a Business Attorney

During a one-hour consultation, a Florida business attorney will provide personalized guidance on forming a business, helping you make informed decisions and establish a solid foundation for your Florida-based venture. Our attorneys will help with legal structure, covering the basics of compliance with Florida regulations, risk mitigation, intellectual property protection, probate avoidance, and business planning. Additional assistance is available beyond the initial one hour for $350 per hour, plus any other fees or expenses.

Entity Name Check and Basic Trademark Search

A trademark check is essential to avoid potential trademark infringement issues. Our team conducts a basic trademark search using the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) to ensure that there are no existing trademarks for the same name. This step significantly reduces the risk of legal complications and conflicts with other brands and businesses. We can provide additional legal advice, trademark use opinions, and registration services for an extra fee if needed.

Drafting and Filing Paperwork to Formally Establish a Florida Business

Setting up a business in Florida involves navigating unique legal requirements and paperwork to ensure compliance with Florida law. Each entity type has its own formalities, from sole proprietorships to partnerships, LLCs, and corporations. Our attorneys will draft and submit the required documents to the Florida Division of Corporations, such as Articles of Organization for LLCs or Articles of Incorporation for corporations, along with any required forms and fees as part of our flat fee business formation service.


Personalized Operating Agreements or Corporate Bylaws

Articles of incorporation, bylaws, and LLC operating agreements establish the structure and governance of business entities. While articles of incorporation legally establish a corporation, bylaws and operating agreements govern its internal operations. Bylaws are specific to corporations, outlining internal rules and procedures, while operating agreements are for LLCs, covering management, member rights, and dispute resolution.

Apply for an EIN (Employer Identification Number)

An EIN is essential for businesses, serving as a vital identifier for taxes and IRS reporting. It's required for opening bank accounts, hiring employees, and filing taxes. Without it, businesses may encounter difficulties in financial transactions and tax compliance. A social security number or ITIN number is needed to obtain an EIN Number. If you do not have an SSN or ITIN, we can help you obtain one for an additional fee.

Prepare and File Beneficial Ownership Report with FinCEN

Formed companies on or after January 1, 2024, have 90 days after formation, and those amending their formation documents on or after January 1, 2024, have 30 days to submit a new report. Failure to comply can lead to criminal penalties with imprisonment of up to two years and fines of up to $10,000.

One Year of Free Registered Agent Service and Learn Laws Subscription

Every business needs a registered agent to handle legal requirements, stay compliant, and receive important documents. Our registered agent service, which includes a subscription to Learn Laws, is priced at $299 annually after the first complimentary year. Without a registered agent, a Florida business risks non-compliance with state regulations and faces potential legal consequences, financial penalties, and adverse outcomes.

All-in-One Florida Business Formation for a $1,350 Flat-Fee. Start Now.

Each additional hour is billed at $350 plus any other costs or expenses not included in the advertised fee. Valid until 12/31/2024. Learn More.

FAQ

Frequent Asked Questions

Our FAQ section covers everything from starting and managing to growing and selling businesses. While our insights provide valuable guidance, all situations and matters are unique. Legal advice from a qualified lawyer is crucial for personalized solutions and compliance with regulations. With their expertise, you can confidently navigate complexities and ensure long-term success.

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