Startup Packages

OREGON LLC AND CORPORATION STARTUP PACKAGES

We form Oregon LLCs and Corporations and give you everything you need — including the proper legal advice — to confidently start running your new Oregon company from day one.

  • 1 Founder

  • $600
    • Drafting and filing of Articles of Organization (LLC) or Articles of Incorporation (Corporation) with the Oregon Secretary of State
    • Completion of EIN filing with the IRS
    • Drafting of customized Operating Agreement (LLC) or Bylaws (Corporation)
    • Drafting of Resolution of Incorporator (Corporation)
    • Drafting of Initial Written Consents and Resolutions
    • Drafting of Subscription Agreement, Stock Ledger and Notice of Issuance of Stock (Corporation)
    • Filing of Form 2553 (optional, if electing “S Corp” tax status)
    • Registration with the City of Portland (if applicable)
    • Combined Oregon Employer’s Registration (if applicable)
    • Drafting of Operating Guidelines Corporate Handbook

  • 2 Founders

  • $900
    • Drafting and filing of Articles of Organization (LLC) or Articles of Incorporation (Corporation) with the Oregon Secretary of State
    • Completion of EIN filing with the IRS
    • Drafting of customized Operating Agreement (LLC) or Bylaws (Corporation)
    • Drafting of Resolution of Incorporator (Corporation)
    • Drafting of Initial Written Consents and Resolutions
    • Drafting of Subscription Agreements, Stock Ledger and Notices of Issuance of Stock (Corporation)
    • Filing of Form 2553 (optional, if electing “S Corp” tax status)
    • Registration with the City of Portland (if applicable)
    • Combined Oregon Employer’s Registration (if applicable)
    • Drafting of Operating Guidelines Corporate Handbook
    • Drafting of Intellectual Property Contribution and Assignment Agreements

  • 3 Founders

  • $1200
    • Drafting and filing of Articles of Organization (LLC) or Articles of Incorporation (Corporation) with the Oregon Secretary of State
    • Completion of EIN filing with the IRS
    • Drafting of customized Operating Agreement (LLC) or Bylaws (Corporation)
    • Drafting of Resolution of Incorporator (Corporation)
    • Drafting of Initial Written Consents and Resolutions
    • Drafting of Subscription Agreements, Stock Ledger and Notices of Issuance of Stock (Corporation)
    • Filing of Form 2553 (optional, if electing “S Corp” tax status)
    • Registration with the City of Portland (if applicable)
    • Combined Oregon Employer’s Registration (if applicable)
    • Drafting of Operating Guidelines Corporate Handbook
    • Drafting of Intellectual Property Contribution and Assignment Agreements

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Number of Forms You'll Need to Complete

175

Number of Oregon Companies We've Formed

40+

Our Combined Number of Years Working in Law

FAQ’s

How long does it take to set up my business and complete all of these filings?

Most businesses will be set up and ready to operate within about a week. Companies set up under the single founder package will be completed within three business days of when we have all of your information. Businesses with more than one founder sometimes take more time, because co-founders often haven’t addressed all of the legal issues when we meet with them.

None of the above packages are exactly what I want. Can I change some of the items in these packages?

Yes. The above lists include every possible document and filing you may need to properly start your new company in the State of Oregon, but if you decide that you won’t need certain documents drafted, just let us know.

Are there any additional fees beyond those listed above?

No, with one catch (there’s always a catch, isn’t there?): The Oregon Secretary of State charges a $100 filing fee to file the Articles of Incorporation (Corporation) or Articles of Organization (LLC). Other than that, there are no additional fees.

My startup has outside investors; will I need additional documents drafted?

Yes, if you have any outside investors, you will need to have additional documents drafted in order to comply with state and federal securities laws. The above startup packages are only for startups in which all of the founders will materially participate in the company. If you have outside investors, we can discuss with you the exact offering documents that will need to be prepared for your specific startup and we can give you a quote for that work.

Can I just incorporate my business on my own?

Yes, of course, but unless you’ve already started businesses in the past and know all of the specific legal issues to address, you’ll likely be assuming unknown risks at the very start of your new business.

Can I hire your firm for other legal services?

Yes, our firm also assists startups and small businesses with other related legal matters, examples of which are below.

  • Registration and protection of company trademarks;
  • Entering into commercial leases;
  • Drafting of confidentiality, employment and consulting agreements;
  • Drafting terms and conditions for web sites; and
  • Drafting investment documents.
Why shouldn’t I just use a cheaper online filing service?
  • Many online filing services are deceptively cheap. They may later tack on hidden fees, and some repeatedly bill your credit card for ongoing services.
  • You may choose the wrong entity, and you may not complete all of the necessary documents to properly start your new Oregon business. For example, online filing services will not register your company with the necessary Oregon city and state regulatory agencies. Online filing services are based in other states and don’t take into account these necessary registrations.
  • Using an online filing service isn’t confidential. If you hire a lawyer — whether our firm or any other lawyer — anything you tell him or her will be confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege. Lawyers are heavily regulated and bound by strict ethical rules and guidelines. That’s not true of filing services.
  • If your business is successful, you’ll inevitably have other legal issues to address, and you’ll have to engage a business lawyer. Why not do so at the very beginning, so that you have a go-to business lawyer when those legal issues later arise?
  • Most business lawyers, like us, are well connected in their local communities and can provide recommendations and referrals to other reputable service providers (such as accountants, insurance brokers, bankers, and financial advisors) who may not seem important at the outset, but are critical as the business grows.

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