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Rocket Lawyer LLC Review: Is it Right for You?

Rocket Lawyer LLC Review

This Rocket Lawyer LLC review is for folks in need of a more balanced and honest look at the company before moving forward with either their Legal Subscription or Incorporation Services.

I’ve used Rocket Lawyer myself to file an LLC and everything went fine. But to be frank they’ve had somewhat of a PR problem due to people misunderstanding their services. If you look at other reviews on SiteJabber for example, you’ll see a fair number of disgruntled customers who didn’t have a good experience.


Well, this quote from one of their 5-star reviews puts it perfectly:

The idiots who are reviewing at 1 star have no idea how amazingly cheap this service is. I got a Cease and Desist letter, Patent, Incorporation, General Services contract, you name it, at my finger tips and customized by answering a few questions. The people leaving 0 reviews have no idea as to what a real lawyer to craft such documents would cost and verified with the proper wording. Sorry folks, but as a business owner this company is a life saver, and those leaving 1 stars have really no concept as to what legal fees really do cost to draft these documents. 5 STARS!

At the end of the day, Rocket Lawyer is one of the most inexpensive options for bootstrapping entrepreneurs that need a little help getting their business incorporated or dealing with legal forms. If you’re looking for a much more comprehensive provider with 5-star reviews galore, go with IncFile. That said, let’s dig into the meat and bones of this Rocket Lawyer Review.


How to Incorporate with Rocket Lawyer

To get the ball rolling, click on the state you’d like to start your business in and the entity type.

Choose your state and entity

On the incorporation home page, you’ll have 4 options for the business entity you can register. LLCNon-ProfitC-Corp, and S-Corp. After selecting state and entity, you should see the incorporation dashboard shown in the screenshot below. It’s very easy to fill in your details and follow the steps.

They ask you easy questions like:


Rocket Lawyer Incorporation Features

Are they the best provider? No. IncFile is by far our favorite, but plenty of people out there swear by Rocket Lawyer’s straightforward approach.

I was not a big fan of the confusing pricing options that they offer. Their LLC registration isn’t actually free, it is getting you to sign up for a $50/month legal subscription — which can get costly if that is something you are not expecting. Come to think of it, that is probably where all the billing confusion and 1 star reviews come from. Lastly, I was not a big fan of the lack of transparency on their pricing page. You really don’t know what you’re paying for when you see “Compliance Documents” as an option.
On a positive note, everyone I talked to at Rocket Lawyer from support were amazing. Some of the best support I have ever seen.

Quick-Note: They have a free option that can save you even more starting-up capital. All you have to do is choose the free trial membership option at checkout. If you’re not interested in that, you can just pay the $99.95 incorporation processing fee, which is still more affordable than other online incorporation options like LegalZoom.

Two Important Considerations

  1. They charge a (non-required) $60 convenience fee for the Federal Tax ID Application, which is free through the IRS. However, you can do it yourself here and save on that $60 if you’d rather do that yourself. (See, I’ve got your back!) Just be sure you don’t select the option for it when you’re checking out.
  2. If you’ve got more than 3 business partners, you might want to talk to an attorney to make sure the partner agreements are extremely clear. (Not legal advice. I’m just an entrepreneur like you.)


Rocket Lawyer Pricing

Rocket Lawyer Incorporation Pricing

Like I said before, they have an option to incorporate your business for free once you handle the unavoidable state registration fees. Just sign-up for the Rocket Lawyer Accelerate Plan free trial instead of the $99.95 incorporation processing fee.

Special Note: The Rocket Lawyer Accelerate Plan free trial will expire after 7 days and you will be billed on a monthly basis at $49.95/month. So if you choose that option to avoid the $99.95 incorporation processing fee, you’ll get a registered agent for the next year and avoid paying that upfront processing fee. If you choose that option, try it out for less than 7 days, and want to cancel the plan, it’s easy.


Rocket Lawyer Is Perfect For You If…


Ready to Incorporate and Make Your Business Official?

How to Choose a Business Structure Rocket Lawyer has made the process of incorporating your business much easier and they have the credibility and backing of Google Ventures.

Yep, Google itself has given their stamp of approval and invested in their company.

The last thing I’ll mention is that they’ve got an incorporation specialist you can call or send an email to at any stage of your incorporation process. So if you run into trouble or get nervous about something, you’ll have a friendly specialist to help you along the way.

About Ryan James

Half hardworking hermit, half avid adventurer, Ryan founded Startup Savant to simplify entrepreneurship and pay it forward by donating a portion of all revenue to support children's education via