+1 on doing it yourself in your local state as a C-corp, it\'s easy. You can always create a Delaware corp and have it�acquire�your local state corp. Just make sure that you have shareholder\'s agreement that specify that all shareholders get�proportional�dilution. Or one or more of you may end up being pushed out as�Eduardo Saverin was with Facebook. (I am not defending how�Saverin�behaved.)
--- On Sat, 2/9/13, michael <mich...@barnathan.name> wrote:
From: michael <mich...@barnathan.name>
Subject: [FD Members] Re: Anybody use a good incorporation self service?
Cc: "Ajay" <aj...@yahoo.com>
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013, 12:03 PM
Since you can always amend your articles of incorporation later, it makes more sense to self-incorporate in the beginning. It\'s really quite easy.
The exception may be if you\'re starting a non-profit, as you\'ll need specific IRS-approved language in your founding documents. But even that you can do yourself with a bit of research.
If you incorporate through LegalZoom do you need to do anything else to own
the stock? If not, I\'m guessing you have till 30 days to file 83(b)
election after the incorporation date through LegalZoom. How do you file
On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 8:12 PM, Michael Barnathan
It is always better incorporating right, so you don\'t waste time and money in the future.
Check Yokum\'s notes at http://www.startupcompanylawyer.com/ or directly contact him http://www.startupcompanylawyer.com/contact-yokum/.
On Feb 8, 2013, at 1:26 PM, Ajay wrote:
I self incorporated and somehow know about 83(b) election. It\'s in a lot
of the SBA and other online resources. These discussion groups are also
great for passively learning that information, since everyone who read
this thread now knows about 83(b) elections :)
On 2/11/2013 7:55 PM, Aleksandra Czajka wrote:
Since you can always amend your articles of incorporation later, it makes
more sense to self-incorporate in the beginning. It\'s really quite easy.
The exception may be if you\'re starting a non-profit, as you\'ll need
specific IRS-approved language in your founding documents. But even that
you can do yourself with a bit of research.
I had a single person corp to establish for consulting and other stuff
under a corporate structure. I am not lawyer and this is not advice, just
merely my experience.
I tried to find a self service thing but they did\'t seem to know the
answers but were happy to help you fill in forms.
I ended doing this Nolo for California as a n S Corp (using an older
Chose subchapter S as I had a single owner structure and the Feds didn\'t
recognize LLC for liability it seemed.
Had my accountant review the docs I drew up filed with the state easily.
(Instead of the accountant now I use paycycle.com and this:
A lot of research to come up with the above, but all I seem to need and I
think I am better off knowing what the Nolo book taught me rather than just
filling out a form bot. They might be better now as this was a few years
Hope this helps.
If you self incorporate, however, how would you ever know about things like
I once formed an LLC through LegalZoom and no one ever mentioned 83(b), etc.
On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:41 PM, jeffkbennett <jeffkbenn...@gmail.com>wrote:
I know a good startup attorney in SF who\'s reasonably priced. She
specializes in this sort of thing:
Mention founderdating because they\'re always willing to chat over a cup of
coffee with aspiring entrepreneurs and point you in the right direction.