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LLC Formation in Record Time

Last week, I formed a new limited liability company (LLC) for a client. The California Secretary of State turned the Form LLC-1 around in only two days rather than the standard one week! (24-hour turnaround is available for an additional fee of $350, which is hardly worth paying under these circumstances.)

Has the recession reduced the number of new businesses being formed? Datasearch, the filing service that I use in Sacramento, did not know.

Follow-up: Eighteen months later, turnaround times have deteriorated terribly – see Forming a Corporation in California? Get Ready to Wait.

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  1. The High-touch Legal Services? Blog ? For Startup/Early-stage Companies » Forming a Corporation in California? Get Ready to Wait

    […] California’s budget crisis is affecting how quickly entrepreneurs can form their business entities: Standard turnaround time for hand-delivered Articles of Incorporation now is close to four weeks. (The situation for limited liability companies [LLCs] is better at two weeks, though still much longer than it was just half a year ago – see LLC Formation in Record Time.) […]