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LLC's from $149 in St Louis, MIssouri

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St. Louis LLC Attorney : LLC's from $149 in St Louis, MIssouri

Michael Sewell, JD, MBA

LITIGATION

Experienced and skilled litigation is essential to preserving your business and personal assets. Michael Sewell has successfully litigated more than 100 lawsuits since 2005, in federal, state, administrative, and municipal courts. Sewell Law provides professional civil litigation services related to real estate, business, and personal disputes. We also represent clients in appeals, arbitration, and mediation.

Please contact Michael Sewell for an initial consultation at no charge.

LLC Formation

Sewell Law has formed more than 100 limited liability companies, including traditional LLCs, series LLCs, and IRA “checkbook” LLCs. We also register fictitious entity names (DBAs), and we can help you elect for your LLC to be taxed as a subchapter S corporation.

LLCs, corporations, and certain partnerships provide vital protection to the personal assets of the owners of the business. However, maintaining this protection requires the proper management of the LLC. Please download our LLC User Guide for information about the fundamentals of preserving your personal asset protection through an LLC.

Our service is easy, fast, and friendly. After speaking with you about your business goals and structure, we will send to you a questionnaire of the standard information that we need in order to form your LLC.

After receiving your responses, we will then provide to you everything you need for a valid Missouri LLC, including: articles of organization, certificate of organization, a customized operating agreement, federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), and bank authorization letter. Additionally, Registered Agent Lawyers, Inc., wholly owned by Michael Sewell, can provide registered agent services free to your LLC for the first year. We form most LLCs within 7-10 business days after receiving your questionnaire responses.

Trusts and Powers of Attorney

Consider owning your LLC through a trust. Owning your LLC, or other business type, through a living trust provides for the inheritance of your business ownership while typically avoiding probate of the assets held in trust. In some cases a trust also provides a backup if you are not able to make decisions for your business. Adding a power of attorney provides further safeguards to the management of your business and personal assets when you are not able to manage them yourself.

Call us today for a confidential discussion about long range planning for your business and personal assets.

Securities

Sewell Law helps businesses raise private investment capital. Below are five typical ways businesses can raise investment funds by issuing equity or debt securities. No business or person should attempt to raise any private investment capital before first seeking legal advice about the intricate laws, rules, and regulations governing the sale of private securities. Contact Sewell Law to discuss these rules and which way might be best for your business.

  1. Friends & Family.  Raise investment capital in Missouri from up to 25 people who qualify as a friend or family member.
  2. Rule 506(b) of Regulation D. Raise unlimited investment capital from “sophisticated” and/or “accredited” investors. Businesses using this rule may not conduct any general solicitation of the investment offer. (A sophisticated investor possesses such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that he or she is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment. A business may, under this rule, raise investment capital from up to 35 sophisticated investors. An accredited investor generally has an annual income greater than $200,000 or net worth of more than $1 million, excluding a primary residence. Companies and trusts may also qualify as accredited investors under certain circumstances.)
  3. Rule 506(c) of Regulation D.  Raise unlimited funds from “accredited” investors using general solicitation and advertising. (An accredited investor generally has an annual income greater than $200,000 or net worth of more than $1 million, excluding a primary residence. Companies and trusts may also qualify as accredited investors under certain circumstances.)
  4. Title III Crowdfunding. Raise up to $1 million per 12 months online from any investor. (However, this regulation caps the amount of income or net worth an individual may invest.) The business raising the capital must first file Form C with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and must file ongoing reports if the raise is successful. Funds may be raised only through a single online funding portal that is registered with the Commission and licensed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
  5. Regulation A. Raise up to $50 million per 12 months from any investor using general solicitation and advertising. (Accredited investors may invest unlimited amounts; non-accredited investors are limited to investing 10% of the greater of their income or net worth.) The business must first file Form 1-A, an offering circular, and audited financial statements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Commission must approve these filings before the business can accept any investment. The business must also file ongoing reports with the Commission if the raise is successful. However, a business may “test the waters” before deciding whether to go through the formal process of these filings. Certain rules govern how a business may test the waters.

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