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I started working with LegalZoom when I opened my business in 2017 and recently, they did my DBA for me. I wanted to do it myself or use my account, but that wasn’t safe. LegalZoom has a good reputation and there was less concern that they did all their research to make sure my filings with the state and federal government were what they were supposed to be so there won’t be any issues later on. Working with them, I have peace of mind and I'm not overly concerned about anything that would come back later on, saying that things weren't filed properly and that my business isn't legitimate.
Everything I did was online and their website was very easy to navigate. Between their FAQs and the fact that it almost walks you through, it’s like doing your taxes with tax companies online. It makes things really easy because if you’re missing something, it would tell you you’re missing something. The fact that I can do the majority of things online through email saves me a lot of time. I avoid conversations when I can because they end up taking a little longer and I feel like I don’t have time to give. But if I need to talk to someone, I know it’s available. Plus, they get back to you very quickly. I recommended LegalZoom to eight people who were doing the same kind of business I’m doing and they used it too.
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Since LegalZoom's brand name stood out and they had the widest-reaching reputation, I used them to form an LLC. The process was extremely easy and I couldn't imagine it being any easier. If I went with a lawyer or an alternative, it would have probably taken longer. I did everything online and my LLC was formed. I also got a full rundown pocket of my next step and it was extremely helpful. It would have overwhelmed me if I did it another way. As a resource, having LegalZoom is extremely valuable so I have and will continue to recommend them to others. I would tell them they can go to LegalZoom for free if they are looking to form an LLC or just have that assurance in their back pocket.
Wow, Joseph! We really appreciate you sharing your great experience.Thank you so much for your recommendations and your kind words.
I used LegalZoom in the past to create an LLC for my business and I used them recently for a last will and testament and a power of attorney as well. I've been a customer of theirs for about six years and my experience has been amazing. The representative was really engaging as far as answering all my questions ‘cause I did have a lot. I really appreciated the time and effort that all of the representatives gave.
Hi Tasheka, we appreciate you taking the time to leave this excellent review. We work really hard to make our customers feel like they are in good hands, so we're happy to see that reflected in your experience. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help!
I am recently widowed and am disabled. This service offered me a lifeline when I needed it. Since my husband died at an early age, I suddenly found myself with “half an income.” I needed to sell the home I had inherited from my parents and move to something I can afford. I cannot physically go to the recorder of deeds office. And I needed to have a title search, which meant going to an attorney - another thing I cannot do. For years I have had the deed in my name and my dead parents’ names.
With LegalZoom, everything is a snap. It took me less than two hours to complete all the information and discuss the pricing (which is slightly more in Missouri). Now I can relax. I just sit back and wait. I’m not putting the house on the market for another two months, so it's working out great. My real estate agent is very pleased.
I would recommend this service to anyone who is reticent to go to an attorney's office. This is perfect. And when I had a question, I was able to speak to a very knowledgeable individual, who answered all my questions in short order. Nice working with this service. Very professional and helpful. Not to mention the pricing is very reasonable. It’s helped me through a very difficult time. And I haven’t had to face the world at a time when I’m not quite ready to. Thank you LegalZoom.
Hi Tyler, we're very sorry for your loss. Thank you very much for your review. We work really hard to make our customers feel like they are in good hands, so we're happy to see that reflected in your experience. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help!
I looked more on the funding the companies had received and how they were working in the start-up space. LegalZoom seemed to be the best funded based off their ideas, which I thought was important. They have pretty good partnerships with the 1-800Accountant and stuff like that, so it's like a one-stop shop. The customer service is great. You can go online and set an appointment. If there's something that needs to be done, they would send you an email. And if you don't reply to that email or do this, they would give you a call. So, it's kinda nice when you're running your own business to have somebody above you. I did the LLC creation and I used the Business Advantage.
I started my first business in September of 2017 and I've been a customer for almos two years. I would advise anybody that does business with them to go ahead. If you're making the LLC, getting the LLC package, or corporation package, to pay for the most expensive option because then that comes with an organized little binder, which I thought was that was pretty convenient for me. Also, the first time I did it, I didn't know, so I chose the cheapest option and it was everywhere. I definitely would advise to go with the higher-up ones, so you can get that binder and take care of everything. And I really like the compliance calendar because that's always a hassle.
My most recent with them was also creating another LLC. Since it was a little more complicated, they introduced me to a service that you don't really even find online, where they kind of take care of the legal. They have an accountant in-house that helps you as well with everything. However, then they realized, and this went on with the relationship which kinda sucked, they realized that doing investment advisors and the financial planners is a little more complicated than they expected. I appreciated that they were honest with me on the legal side and basically told me , "Hey, we don't have any lawyers that work with us and that are really specialists with that."
So, I appreciated that they were honest with me and basically told me that they didn't have the required education to do what I needed done. Aside from LegalZoom, I had a lawyer that I spoke with, like that one lawyer. But I think that's pretty cool. I think that would be really convenient for a lot of other businesses. Sadly, it just didn't really work out well with mine. But I think with anything else, it would probably work really well.
Hi Victor, we really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We look forward to working with you again in the future!
I was looking up some legal information for starting a company a couple of years ago through a search engine, and LegalZoom came up. I started a company, a LLC, with LegalZoom. I have two of them with LegalZoom now. The first time I worked with them was November of 2017. I started was a livestream company, and then the second one that I started here recently was a music label.
I liked LegalZoom's ease of service and payment plan options. They take care of everything for you, so that’s actually what made it more appealing to me. I didn’t have to do any of the legwork. They took care of everything for me from the beginning. I just paid for it straight out, and they took care of everything else. I wanted to get it started early, so I ordered their express package. And within like two weeks, everything was done - business formation and all the paperwork, so it was great.
LegalZoom offers incentives, and they help you with getting company banking stuff, bank accounts and credit cards. So, both times that I started the companies with them, they sent me offers for accounts and credit cards for the company itself. But they also give you instructions on what you’ll need. If you have your own bank, they give you instructions of what you actually need and what to bring with you if you go to your own bank, if you need to apply for accounts for your company. They even offered tax services. So, if you need help with the tax of running your own company, they assist you with that.
Since I travel a lot and I’m always on the go, they have an app that kinda sends me notifications if there's something that I haven't done that I need to do. So, the interaction with them is always good.They’ve been great to work with. They've been great to use. I would definitely recommend them to anybody who's trying to start their own business.
Hi Wesley, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote.
They acknowledged and agreed to review the process.
I am putting this review to get LegalZoom to change their process to include an additional step for their clients. While all the proper forms were completed as ordered and a timely receipt of the final package was fine. What frustrated me was (1) the many attempts to get through to their support phone line even when I agreed to wait for a call back vs waiting on the line. (2) Once I got through the next morning, I inquired why my LLC did not appear in the FL Sunbiz system which was an embarrassment after trying to set up a business account with this information. I was told that I would need to call the State of Florida to find out why the info was not shown. My expectation was that LZ had vetted to make sure this was visible within the specific State system or they should have added that as an action item for me to do. MAYBE ADD THIS TO THEIR LETTER WHEN RETURNING THE FINAL DOCUMENTS FROM THE STATE.
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About 5 years ago, my wife and I decided to start an LLC with the goal of making mobile games. Seemed like a fun way to pass the time and possibly lucrative, but we knew absolutely nothing about starting a company. If we had, we might not have felt the need to use LegalZoom, but honestly we were the exact demographic they were looking for: we had all the knowledge of the product, and we needed someone else to provide the knowledge and assistance in starting the business.
We formed the LLC through them, which was relatively expensive compared to doing it ourselves but honestly alleviated a lot of the nervousness we had about forgetting something, missing something, etc. The process was easy, the phone calls were simple, and they even sent us this really neat binder full of papers we never used... but it's made out of a cool material and has our company name stamped on it. Oh, and a company stamp too. Again, we never used this stuff and they can probably mass produce hundreds for a few dollars, but you know what? Those are cool little things we wouldn't have gotten otherwise, and will make nice collectible memorabilia.
Anyhow, we also signed up for their Registered Agent Service, because we wanted to keep our home address off the company paperwork, as well as did the first annual report through them. That annual report is actually super easy to do on your own, though, so that's entirely up to you. Again: we did it through them for peace of mind.
Now, the service I signed up for DID add a few things I didn't actually want or need as a "recurring" charge, and after Googling the company that scared the crap out of me. I was afraid they had me locked in for years to come, and would charge me to the ends of time. The only way to cancel was through phone, and I was prepared to get trapped on the phone for hours trying to cancel but being given the runaround.
Except... that didn't happen. I was on the phone less than 10 minutes, most of that was waiting queue time, and they cancelled without a fuss and without asking me to reconsider. Just a "Ok, that's cancelled. What about the registered agent service? Keep that? Ok, all done". The dread I had of the deed was actually far far worse than the deed itself. Honestly, I've had a much harder time cancelling our stupid web hosting. (Not going to name and shame here, but I strongly recommend picking your hosts carefully...)
The LLC didn't really work out (day jobs just got in the way of really making a good product), so we voluntarily dissolved it recently. I just got off the call to end the recurring charge for the Registered Agent that was going to trigger in June, and again it was a really clean and simple process. The guy on the phone had me cancelled in a couple minutes, and then said that I'd be refunded the remaining amount that I'd have been charged between now and June; it'll be back on my CC in 3-5 days.
Tl;dr - I felt the need to write this review because I didn't feel like LegalZoom was a 1.1 star experience. They did exactly what I was looking for them to do, charged exactly what they said they would charge, and while they did add on other recurring charges that I wasn't expecting, I was able to cancel those pretty easily. None of their phone people harassed me during the cancellation, and all together the entire experience was pleasant.
Hi Chris, thank you very much for your review. We work really hard to make our customers feel like they are in good hands, so we're happy to see that reflected in your experience. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help!
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Should have done my homework and completed forms myself online. I use LegalZoom because I thought it would be easy. But it turned out to be a headache and expensive. I would not recommend this company to anyone.
Hi Michael, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.
LegalZoom each year charge my account because they so called represent my business as an registered agent. They will not let me cancel my registered agent status nor do I get any information from LegalZoom. This year, they even went up on the fee without warning. This has to be the world's biggest scam.
We had gotten a package deal from LegalZoom, which has power-of-attorney, living will, and a couple of other things in it. I chose them for the handiness and ease of doing it. We got all the papers and got notarized. And everything worked out great with LegalZoom.
LegalZoom helped me file on my trademark on my company and everything went nondescriptly. I had some questions regarding the trademark and some clarification in submitting it. I spoke to two people and they answered my questions very quickly and proficiently. It was everything I needed. We got the trademark submitted and now it's just the waiting game to see what the U.S. government does with it.
If I could select "no stars" I would. Dealing with Legal Zoom has been the single most worst experience in my entire life. For a start-up setting up a company is everything and such an important step, yet LegalZoom not only gave me incorrect information that cost me time and money, they made mistake after mistake after mistake. The customer service representative was pushy and didn't show interest in doing things thoroughly rather was full of pressure and a "sell sell sell" attitude. The rep gave me the wrong information about what IRS form I needed to fill in and this cost me hundreds of dollars and 4-5 weeks of time at which point I realized he gave me the wrong direction.
With the right information at hand which I had to spend 2 full days discovering, and as a matter of urgency I filled the correct form and sent it to customer service, who confirmed receipt and said it would be actioned and I would have the company EIN within 4-5 business days (depending on the IRS). 4 days later I got a note from LegalZoom saying they haven't received the form. (despite receiving an email that it was received) After speaking to them they located it and promised it would be actioned that day. 5 days later I called the IRS and they hadn't received anything, so I again called LegalZoom. I sent 4 emails, and made 3 phone calls and nobody called me back or was in any way taking ownership, apology or otherwise for the gross mis-handling of my business set-up through to the end.
To my dismay after many more phone calls and now 12 days later, I get to a new rep who tells me "the form was faxed yesterday". So I was directly lied to, and then found they sent a form with a sloppy error on my address which I already alerted them to days ago - yet they made no effort to fix. So am in the situation that I may again face delays. So now it is almost 6 weeks since I first called to set up a company, I paid the premium price which is over $700 USD and I still don't have a company with EIN that I can operate. Most appalling however has been the lack of response, understanding or ownership of LegalZoom for their errors. I would never use this company again.
LegalZoom expert review by Michael Nranian
LegalZoom was established in 2001 as way to use the Internet to give more people access to legal help. The company lets customers create legal documents or have short consultations with lawyers. They offer services for both individuals and businesses.
A la carte services: LegalZoom’s services are generally sold on an a la carte basis, so consumers only pay for the service or document they need. Each document has an accompanying fee, and there is a membership program to give subscribers access to short legal consultations.
Satisfaction guarantee: If a customer is unsatisfied with the service they receive, LegalZoom promises to correct the problem, refund the customer’s money or provide them with a credit for another LegalZoom service.
Consumer education: LegalZoom’s website has an extensive section devoted to educating consumers about legal matters. Articles help readers understand the difference between similar legal documents, like a living will and a medical power of attorney, as well as information about immigration, divorce and more.
Services: LegalZoom has a wide variety of documents and services, so most consumers will find the product they need from this service. They have legal documents for both business owners and individuals.
Social media: The company is active on social media. Consumers can follow them to see updates to services, legal news and legal tips.
Best for: LegalZoom caters to individuals who want to handle legal matters on their own with binding documents and limited professional advice.
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