Q - After I submit my
secure online incorporation form, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE for everything to be
A - About 14 days. You will have
the finished product in your hands by FedEx 2-Day delivery in
about 14 days. See FAQs for more
What does it COST to incorporate including everything?
The price we quote is an all inclusive price.
This means that it includes all costs, all attorney fees, and all government
filing fees. To see our all inclusive
prices, click here.
- YOUR STEP (SECURE ONLINE FORM):
Submit a secure online incorporation
If necessary, you can call us and speak with an
attorney with over twenty-five years of experience. To go to our online
secure forms, click here. For our contact
information, click here.
- OUR STEP (DRAFT ARTICLES):
We will send you by e-mail a PDF format DRAFT of your ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION for your
pre-filing approval. If we
receive your incorporation form by 12 Noon, we will
send the draft
you by 3 PM. Seeing a DRAFT first, before filing, is a good thing. It lets
you double-check the information in your
Articles (like the spelling of your corporation name) BEFORE they are filed.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- YOUR STEP (OK FILING):
After you have seen your draft Articles of Incorporation,
you fax, e-mail or call in your OK to file your
Articles of Incorporation.
- OUR STEP (FILE ARTICLES):
We will FILE -- by hand by courier -- your
Articles of Incorporation with the California Secretary of State (SoS) and PAY
appropriate filing fees to the State. As a rule, filing by the SoS takes
place 1 or 2 business days after you OK the filing of your Articles.
- OUR STEP (E-MAIL ARTICLES AS FILED):
We will send you by e-mail a PDF copy of your FILED ARTICLES as soon as we get
them back from the SoS. This will let you know that your
Articles were accepted by the Secretary of State and that you will soon have
the rest of your incorporation materials by FedEx 2-Day delivery.
- OUR STEP (FILE MANDATORY FORM WITH SOS):
We, as your attorney, prepare and file the mandatory STATEMENT OF
INFORMATION (Form SI-200) with the California SoS. We also pay the $25 filing fee.
A true copy of the Statement we filed will be in your minute book.
- OUR STEP (PREPARE AND FEDERAL
EXPRESS ORGANIZATIONAL DOCUMENTS):
We will send you (via FedEx 2-Day delivery) the remainder of your incorporation documents
and materials. Under both the COMPLETE
incorporation program and the COMPLETE WITH 1-YEAR CORPORATE
COUNSEL program, these documents will be signature-ready. Certain papers we,
as your attorney, sign and file for you.
- OUR STEP (FILE SECURITIES NOTICE):
We will file with the California Department of Corporations the
mandatory Notice of Issuance after it is signed by you and returned
to us. We also pay the $25 filing fee. A Notice of Issuance is necessary to comply with the
California Securities Law.
- OUR STEP (PROVIDE CORPORATE COUNSEL
For those clients that selected the COMPLETE WITH 1-YEAR CORPORATE COUNSEL
program, the Law Office stands ready to provide phone consultation legal
services, IRS, EDD, and FTB tax audit representation, Statement of
Information filing, and annual minutes preparation. Please see the
Corp Counsel link on the left side of this page
for more information.
Information for Corporate Counsel Program Clients:
| To see what is covered by the Corporate Counsel
Program, click here.|