A couple weeks back, I hired a law firm here in Atlanta to handle the incorporation (actually, organizing the LLCs) of both my real estate company and my fiancee’s communications company. The firm was tremendously professional and had the filings completed within a week. We just received our official notices of LLC organization, our boiler-plate operating agreements, and the rest of the business documentation.
The next steps are to apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), which I just noticed can now be done completely online (and they give you your number immediately). I plan to take care of that today, and once I have our EINs, I will open bank accounts, and start opening credit lines with local businesses in order to start building credit for the businesses. I also need to file the proper IRS election form(s) to have the company taxed as an S-Corp.
And, of course, I registered most permutations of the name Lish Properties and Lish Communications, and created templates for the websites.
Time to set up another discussion with our CPA to figure out all the other things I’m forgetting…