We make registering a business easy and fast with our 24 hour guaranteed turn around. Our $199 Colorado LLC Formation service includes all state fees. We file your Articles of Organization, complete your Operating Agreement, act as your Registered Agent and more. Most importantly, we do everything right the first time.
Other providers are slower, plus they put your name, address, phone, email and other personal information online to be easily found with Google. We provide a professional Cherry Creek business address for $50 more and can provide full anonymity upon request. We have full virtual offices available, too.
Forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is an important first step for every business. Whether your passion is painting houses, consulting, or e-commerce... setting up a company provides tax savings, helps with asset protection and can keep you private. Find more Colorado business registration benefits here.
Below we cover the differences between Sole-Proprietorships, Limited Liability Companies and Corporations; including what makes forming an LLC in Colorado the most popular choice. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Everything is done online and we will set up your LLC within 24hrs. We email your documents and they will always be available in your online document center. After formation, you are only required to file an annual report once a year. This makes Colorado limited liability companies easy to start and maintain.
If you want the full benefit of your LLC, then yes you must have an Employer Identification Number. An LLC must maintain its own bank account and an EIN is required to open the account. You will also need one to file taxes, hire employees and vendors require them too. In short, there's no way around getting one. We can do it for you, or you may follow our step-by-step EIN guide here.
The corporate veil is the legal concept that company is its own person. It may enter into contracts and is liable for its own debts. This separation between the company and its owners also protects the owners personal assets. Only their initial contribution into the company can be lost. A corporate creditor cannot pierce the corporate veil, and seize personal assets, except for in cases of fraud.
You will receive everything you need to begin doing business. This includes your articles of organization, operating agreement, organizational minutes, resolution to open a bank account and more. We complete these documents for you, rather than some providers who supply templates that must be edited.
Colorado's Secretary of State only requires you to file a periodic (annual) report and maintain a registered agent in Colorado. The annual report is simple to file, or you may have us do it to keep your name and signature out of public records.
Only sometimes will forming a corporation be a better choice. Their ability to issue preferred shares, which may have enhanced voting or economic rights, is one advantage. Rarely will small businesses find the increased cost and complexity worthwhile though. Many mistakenly choose a corporation solely for the sub-chapter s taxation election. In fact, limited liability companies may also be taxed as an s-corp in addition to a partnership, disregarded entity or c-corporation.
Sole-props are when you run a company under your name, or only a Trade Name/DBA, rather than forming a company. You will pay MORE in taxes and receive no protection in case of an accident or bad debt. Even those pursuing what seem simple "hobbies" should considering forming an LLC.
Our law firm specializes in business formations, asset protection and estate planning. Whether you just need an LLC, or require an asset protection trust, and advanced estate planning, we stand ready to help. Our attorney has taken companies public and was formerly a Certified Public Accountant. If you have a question just ask.
Do you have a special request? Excellent, we love special requests. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Colorado is one of the states which does not require owners or managers to be publicly listed. This privacy might seem like a small thing, but it can have a large effect. Do you want your name, address, phone and email listed online? If you use our service it won't be. We put our details everywhere instead of yours. This keeps aggressive creditors, family and neighbors from finding out what you own. Learn more about Colorado LLCs and privacy here.
A sole proprietorship is when the person is the business. They are owned by one person and have no legal requirements to start. Many starting out opt for this default structure. They require no extra paperwork, but they pay more in taxes and offer no asset protection.
Rather than spending a lot on insurance, and hoping to not be sued, you may form an LLC or a Corporation for protection. Each has better tax treatment which more than cover the minimal cost of incorporating with us.
Our goal is simple - to provide a simple one stop shop for doing business in Colorado. Whether you're in a cottage industry, or manage millions, we are happy to help. Our site was designed by entrepreneurs who know first hand the difficulties of starting a company. Fret no more - let us do the work.
Selecting and forming a business entity can be challenging. View our page on incorporating in Colorado to learn about the difference between Sole-Proprietorships, LLCs and Corporations. After forming an LLC or Corporation, you may use our filings services or follow our DIY guides and pre-filled forms. Whether you need an EIN, or need to file for a DBA, we believe in providing the choice of doing it yourself, or letting us handle the paperwork and doing it for you.
Colorado's statutes require the company name end with a variation of LLC. This includes LLC, Limited Liability Company, Limited, Ltd., Limited Liability Co., etc. If you do not add one of these to the end of your company name, then by default we will add "LLC" to the end.
Our law firm only focuses on business and trust formations. We don't practice any other type of law in Colorado. Our main page here focuses on forming LLCs and Corporations, but your business affairs are only half complete if you don't have an accompanying estate plan. The foundation of most estate plans is a revocable or irrevocable family trust. The trust is designed to minimize taxes and provide asset protection. A trust can ensure your business responsibly passes onto the next generation. Here is our page on Colorado Trusts. Your chosen beneficiaries will receive what you decide, and your business won't be strangled of cash during difficult times.
We are at heart an estate planning law firm. We won't just help plan for your business today, but can draft a comprehensive estate plan which ensures all stakeholders are properly taken care of. Your chosen beneficiaries will receive what you decide, and your business won't be strangled of cash during difficult times. Learn more here about estate planning in Colorado.
Every company must maintain a registered agent in Colorado. The agent acts as the point of contact for the company, both with the Secretary of State and other legal channels that need to contact the company from time to time. E.g., if the company is sued, the registered agent acts as agent for service of process. To avoid making your home address known, or being served in front of employees or family we recommend maintaining a professional agent service.
Not every time will an LLC be a good fit. Colorado Corporations provide a board, meeting requirements, officer positions, split share classes and other characteristics desirable to investors. It is important to note a Corporation can only be taxed as a C-Corp or an S-Corp, whereas a limited liability company can be taxed as a disregarded entity, partnership, C or S-Corporation. This flexibility means you should not form a Colorado corporation just for the tax election. There should be other considerations, otherwise a Colorado LLC will meet those same tax election considerations while generally being easier to operate.
Our Colorado attorney, Mark Pierce, has taken over a dozen companies public, was formerly a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and has owned and operated several of his own businesses. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1983 at the top of his class and has been licensed to practice law in several states. His expertise has been developed over thirty plus years experience as an attorney, accountant and business person.
The belief driving his firm is that everyone deserves professional business and asset protection advice. Mark developed his interests in this area due to his experiences growing up. His family's business and his inheritance were largely devoured through poor estate and business planning. Let him help you avoid making the same mistakes.
We don't over-complicate things. We file everything correctly, the first time, so you have one less thing to worry about. Our transparent pricing means you won't be left second guessing your purchase. After that, we will only bug you again when your period report is due next year. It really is that easy.
Our goal is to provide a one stop shop for your Colorado business needs. Whether you need help with forming an llc, obtaining an EIN, or handling mail - we are happy to help.