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Many budding entrepreneurs and prospective small business owners have done their research and are wondering, is LegalZoom good? They may even ask, what is LegalZoom? They check LegalZoom reviews, only to find horror stories as well as glowing endorsements. This question can also extend to other online sites like RocketLawyer, Clerky, or ZenBusiness. They are all online document preparation sites with no legal standing. So…

Is LegalZoom Good? Can I trust RocketLawyer? Should I use ZenBusiness?

The answer is no. Sites like LegalZoom will file the exact documents you tell them to and not a thing more.

We’ve had many clients over the years that needed us to salvage the mess that an online document preparation site had made.

The reason they had gone online instead of with an attorney was to find the cheapest way to start their business. Going with the online site ended up costing them more than in the long run!

LegalZoom lures people in with the promise of a low rate and easy services. They later find out that their business isn’t going to be ready for a month and they won’t include the formation documents you need to actually RUN your company. People leaving LegalZoom reviews constantly cite this as a major issue.

Like any online service, document preparation sites hit you with constant hidden fees and upsells. In the end, many are left with a business that is either missing vital documents or have been upsold on everything under the sun.

Another important note: LegalZoom is not a lawyer’s office in any way. Any customer service you are given is not by licensed attorneys but just regular employees and consultants. These consultants also have a bad reputation of being unhelpful and uninformed. Just check LegalZoom reviews.

More often than not, you won’t be able to speak to a real person because large corporations aren’t built with the customer in mind. These sites exist to pump out documents and collect money.

I’m also going to run through some of the most common questions people ask when it comes to sites like LegalZoom or RocketLawyer.

Is LegalZoom Legitimate?

If you’re asking whether LegalZoom is going to take your money and run, they won’t. But are they legit? Having a name like LegalZoom or RocketLawyer, and not having a lawyer forming their companies should tell you everything you need to know.

They are a legal service, they aren’t experts when it comes to real business law. To speak with real business attorneys, contact our firm at 516-908-9519  or

Is LegalZoom Good?

Not really. Businesses often are left without operating agreements, bylaws, articles of organization, and in certain states, publication. If you don’t know what these are, give our office a call 516-908-9519 or  email us at

Online sites also won’t be able to form your company quickly. They take at least a month to form an LLC or Corporation, while our firm can get your business formed in 24 business hours. No online service or law firm can do that.

Is LegalZoom Cheap?

On the surface, these sites have cheap prices but end up being more expensive in the long run with all the additional fees and hidden costs that come up during the application process. To learn more about our flat-fee formations, with no hidden fees, contact our firm at  516-908-9519  or at

Should I Use LegalZoom?

If you’re comfortable taking the risk of using a faceless conglomerate like ZenBusiness, LegalZoom. or RocketLawyer, such as hidden costs, filing mistakes, and lack of customer service, then you can use them.

For a pleasant experience with real attorneys, contact our officeOur attorneys will answer all of your questions for free, determine your best course of action, and have your business running in 24 business hours.

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