I used an attorney for my LLC who wasn't experienced at setting up an LLC in New York, so I ultimately ended up hiring yet another attorney to finish the job! So I hope you find an attorney who can refer you to clients who have actually had this service performed for them.
You don't have to set up your LLC in your home state. So your first question might rather be, which state is the best for your LLC, given your goals?
State laws governing LLCs often change over time, as well. If your goal is maximum privacy, for example, then an experienced attorney would be extremely helpful, I think.
For most of us, the LLC is the easiest and cheapest way to create a corporate veil between our business assets and our personal assets. Even a micro-business like mine ends up with substantial assets. So, spending money on good legal advice at the outset can be thought of as a good investment in the business.
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Jan 11, 2010