This past month, I have had numerous Long Island clients calling me and asking me to fix their corporations and LLC’s that they ordered and paid for online. It seems that these online documents come complete with any number of their forms left blank. I have seen two this week where the first page of the bylaws or the operating agreement still reads “Sample.”
I can tell why people are accessing my blog, what search terms they use when they find me. The biggest “hits” to my blog are the ones looking for Long Island publications to fulfill the LLC publication requirement. So, I know many of you are attempting to do this on your own.
And then you get sued. Or you apply for non-profit status. Or you just read something that advises you that if you don’t do proper recordkeeping, your personal assets are not protected from your business liability. And then I get called and you need me to amend your Articles of Incorporation, or help piece together all your corporate actions since you incorporated five years ago. Now how much money have you saved by incorporating online?
If you are looking for the convenience of online incorporation or LLC formation and don’t have the time to meet a lawyer at their office, many of us, myself included, can do your incorporation by phone, and fax and e-mail.
It angers me when small business owners like myself are paying for services that they are not receiving. And then having to pay again to do it correctly.
If you have corporate books that have been sitting on your shelf, and many of the pages are still blank, or you have never updated that book by having annual meetings, adding resolutions about opening bank accounts, taking out leases, contracting with employees or vendors or any other of a number of corporate acts, please call to schedule an appointment to ensure you will get the protection you originally sought for your personal assets.