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People hire our firm to form, organize and maintain their California limited liability company (LLC) because Melissa Marsh literally wrote the book. Ms. Marsh is the author of a comprehensive limited liability company operating agreement supplied by a major legal publisher to attorneys throughout California. Unlike most attorneys, she does not charge exorbitant fees and she is not copying someone else's form and hoping it will suffice. The fact is most attorneys are litigators (Ms. Marsh is not) and they often provide the same fill-in the blank forms provided by online incorporation service providers. If you peruse this web site you will notice that for 20+ years Ms. Marsh has been a transactional corporate business attorney. That is not to say she won't assist individuals with some administrative hearings (Labor Commissioner, Small Claims, or Arbitration), but what it does mean is that she has nothing to gain by ensuring her clients wind up in costly litigation over something that could have been prevented, or at the very least minimized.
When Ms. Marsh forms a single member California limited liability company (LLC) for $1,299+Costs (sufficient for LLCs owned by a husband and wife or domestic partners) or a multi-member LLC for $1599+Costs she provides a Comprehensive LLC Organization Package that contains everything the member(s) will need to operate the California limited liability company in compliance with California law.
Ms. Marsh's LLC formation package includes the following 16 services with a 7 day turnaround period:
Update: The California Secretary of State is now taking an average of 45 business days to return Articles of Organization, and we now strongly suggest that our clients remit payment of the state expedite fee to the California Secretary of State to reduce the turn-a-round time to 7 days.The following services are also available at additional cost:
Table Of Contents - 15-20 Page Single Member LLC Operating AgreementYou could use an online service provider for a few hundred less and live with standard 1 page Articles of Organization, a standard Operating Agreement, and a simple banking resolution (all of which they may claim is custom simply because it includes your corporation's name, address, and member's personal information), or you could use a licensed California attorney to provide you not only with ALL of the documents you need, but also: (1) a custom prepared Articles of Organization that include indemnification provisions, restrictions on transfer, and provisions regulating the addition of new members, and (2) a custom prepared LLC Operating Agreement that provides a mechanism to reduce the likelihood of disputes and deadlocks among the members.
Table Of Contents - 25-65 Page Multi-Member LLC Operating Agreement
Why are custom Articles of Organization so important? The Articles of Organization is a public document that puts everyone on notice that the LLC has adopted indemnification provisions, transfer restrictions, and rules for the adoption of new members. When this information is placed in your Articles of Organization, and not just the Operating Agreement, everyone is put on notice that LLC has certain procedures that must be followed.
Why is a custom LLC Operating Agreement bar far the most important document? The LLC Operating Agreement sets forth the business of the LLC, the member(s) rights and duties, and the managers rights and duties, and should provide for detailed rules governing the contribution of capital or property to the LLC. Unlike corporate bylaws, the LLC Operating Agreement can be amended to suit the particular needs of its members, so it is important for the members to cover as much as possible in the Operating Agreement.
Table Of Contents - 15-20 Page Single Member LLC Operating Agreement
Table Of Contents - 25-65 Page Multi-Member LLC Operating Agreement
Now isn't it better to spend a few extra dollars for some peace of mind. By using a California corporate transactional attorney to form your California LLC you can be assured that all of the necessary paperwork to form and organize your California LLC will be prepared and all of your questions will be properly answered.
Melissa C. Marsh, J.D., is a Los Angeles California business law attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California. For the past 20+ years, Ms. Marsh has formed hundreds of California limited liability companies and corporations, advised the board of directors of a publically held corporation, and counseled hundreds of small businesses. Her practice is 100% transactional, and she engages in absolutely no litigation. She wrote a chapter on California Limited Liability Companies and provided her Comprehensive Limited Liability Operating Agreement to one of the largest legal publishers for distribution to, and use by, California attorneys. Melissa C. Marsh received her bachelor's degree from UCLA in 1992, where she graduated with honors and her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1996 where she graduated in the top 2% of her class, Order of the Coif.
Please call Melissa C. Marsh at 818-849-5206 or E-mail if you have questions about forming a California LLC; would like to retain our services to form and organize a new California LLC; or would like to retain us to maintain an existing California LLC you previously formed through someone else.
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Located in Los Angeles, California, the Law Office of Melissa C. Marsh handles business law and corporation law matters as a lawyer for clients throughout Los Angeles including Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Valley Village, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Hollywood, West LA as well as Riverside County, San Fernando, Ventura County, and Santa Clarita. Attorney Melissa C. Marsh has considerable experience handling business matters both nationally and internationally. We routinely assist our clients with incorporation, forming a California corporation, forming a California llc, partnership, annual minutes, shareholder meetings, director meetings, getting a taxpayer ID number (EIN), buying a business, selling a business, commercial lease review, employee disputes, independent contractors, construction, and personal matters such as preparing a will, living trust, power of attorney, health care directive, and more.