Can I set up a corporation or limited liability company without a lawyer?

Yes. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office makes it relatively easy. However, it has been Mr. Cohen’s experience that a surprisingly large number of people who have incorporated or drafted contracts without the assistance of a lawyer have encountered some degree of difficulty and problems at some time in the future. Self-drafted contracts might be adequate if the business is owned by one person, and is not sued or audited by the IRS. Otherwise, given the important role that the business entity will have in your life, the risk is too great to try to save money by incorporating yourself. Mr. Cohen will be happy to explain the various complexities of the law in this area to you at no charge.

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