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Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

Online Services

Nolo’s Online LLC (50-State) 
Form your LLC online quickly and easly in any state with Nolo's online LLC package. Includes articles of organization, operating agreement, and customer support.

Online Trademark Application
File for trademark protection with Nolo's thorough, easy-to-use online trademark application.

Quicken Legal Business Pro
Everything you need to start your business--from minutes to hiring employees to buying and selling goods. Includes over 140 contracts, forms, and worksheets.

Books

Form Your Own Limited Liability Company, by Anthony Mancuso
All the legal forms and information you need to form an LLC in any state.

Nolo's Quick LLC:  All You Need to Know About Limited Liability Companies, by Anthony Mancuso
Learn the basics about LLC formation in any state. 

Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual, by Anthony Mancuso
Maintain the legal validity of your LLC by documenting important legal, tax, and business decisions.

LLC or Corporation? How to Choose the Right Form for Your Business, by Anthony Mancuso
Learn the legal, financial, and tax implications of this important business entity decision.

Choose the Best Legal Entity for a One-Person Business, by Stephen Fishman
A guide to the pros and cons of each type of business: LLC, corporation, partnership, and sole proprietorship.

Forms

LLC Operating Agreement for Single-Member LLC
Create your own single-member LLC operating agreement with this easy-to-use form.

Minutes of LLC Meeting
Everything you need to record decisions made by members of your limited liability company.

Notice of LLC Meeting
Use this notice form to inform members of upcoming meetings.

Consent of LLC Members
Use this form to record decisions made by written consent instead of at a meeting.


Corporations

Online Services

Online Corporation (50-State online incorporation package)
Form your own corporation right now in any state with this comprehensive online incorporation package.

Online Trademark Application
File for trademark protection with Nolo's thorough, easy-to-use online trademark application.

Quicken Legal Business Pro
Everything you need to start your business--from minutes to hiring employees to buying and selling goods. Includes over 140 contracts, forms, and worksheets.

Books

Formation

Incorporate Your Business: A Legal Guide to Forming a Corporation in Your State, by Anthony Mancuso
All the instructions and forms you need to create a corporation in any state. 

How to Form Your Own California Corporation, by Anthony Mancuso
All the legal forms you need to incorporate your small business in California.

LLC or Corporation? How to Choose the Right Form for Your Business, by Anthony Mancuso
Learn the legal, financial, and tax implications of this important business entity decision.

Choose the Best Legal Entity for a One-Person Business, by Stephen Fishman
A guide to the pros and cons of each type of business: LLC, corporation, partnership, and sole proprietorship.

Meetings, Minutes, & Records

The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes & Resolutions, by Anthony Mancuso
All the forms and instructions you need to keep records, prepare meeting minutes, and maintain your IRS status.

Amend Corporate Articles & Bylaws, by Anthony Mancuso
Make and record changes to your articles of incorporation and bylaws with this easy-to-use guide.

Corporate Minutes: Approve and Document Shareholders & Director Decisions, by Anthony Mancuso
Includes all the forms you need to call essential corporate meetings and document the results.

Corporate Stock: Issue Shares and Pay Dividends, by Anthony Mancuso
Learn the ins and outs of dividends and shares with this comprehensive guide; includes 33 forms.

Corporate Loans: Create Promissory Notes and Resolutions, by Anthony Mancuso
Document director and shareholder loan approvals; includes 27 resolutions and promissory notes.

Hire Corporate Employees & Approve Expenses, by Anthony Mancuso
All the forms and information you need to properly record hiring, reimbursement, and compensation decisions your corporation makes.

Forms

Pre-Incorporation Agreement
Set up an organizational and financial structure that will help you sort out key issues before you incorporate.

Corporate Bylaws
Everything you need to create bylaws governing the daily operation of your corporation.

Stock Agreement
Create a stock agreement to lay out who owns stock in your corporation and when and how a shareholder can be bought out.

Minutes & Consents

Minutes of Directors' Meeting
Use this form to record the decisions of your corporation's directors, quickly and easily.

Minutes of Shareholders' Meeting
Use this form to record the decisions of your corporation's shareholders and create proper meeting minutes.

Notice of Directors' Meeting
Inform your corporation's directors of upcoming meetings with this easy-to-use notice.

Notice of Shareholders' Meeting
Use this form and plain-English instructions to inform shareholders of a company meeting.

Consent of Directors
With this form your corporation's directors can cast their votes without a meeting.

Consent of Shareholders
Your shareholders can use this form to "consent" to actions instead of voting at a meeting.

Shareholder Proxy
You can use this document to grant another person the right to vote your stock at a shareholders’ meeting.


Business Start-Up Books

Business Entity Choice

Choose the Best Legal Entity for a One-Person Business, by Stephen Fishman
Find out the key attributes of sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership, and LLC -- along with their pros and cons of each.

LLC or Corporation? How to Choose the Right Form for Your Business, by Anthony Mancuso
Learn the legal, financial, and tax implications of this important business entity decision.

Starting a Business

The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide, by Peri Pakroo
This book will help you navigate through the hurdles, fees, required documents, and other challenges of starting your own business.

The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California, by Peri Pakroo
Learn how to start your business in California quickly and easily.

The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit, by Peri Pakroo
Concrete, practical start-up and management information specifically for women starting their own business.

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business, by Fred S. Steingold
All the practical and legal information you need to start your own small business. 

Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business, by Fred S. Steingold
Contains over 60 legal documents, contracts, and other forms crucial to the success of your small business. 

The eBay Business Start-Up Kit: With 100s of Live Links to All the Information & Tools You Need, by Richard Stim
In-depth information and practical advice to help you get your eBay business up and running quickly and easily.

How to Write a Business Plan, by Mike McKeever
Learn how to write the business plan and loan package necessary to finance your new business venture.

The Complete Guide to Buying a Business, by Fred S. Steingold
Learn the business purchasing process and how to negotiate the best deal possible.

Business Buyout Agreements: Plan Now for Retirement, Death, Divorce or Owner Disagreements, by Anthony Mancuso
Protect yourself and your business with an agreement to help ensure a smooth transition should anyone decide to depart.

Running a Side Business: How to Create a Second Income, by Lisa Guerin
Learn how to turn your hobby into a successful business with this book.

Retire - And Start Your Own Business: Five Steps to Success, by Dennis Sargent and Martha Sargent
A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to help entrepreneurs start a new business after retirement.

Trademark 

Trademark Basics for Naming a Business, by Peri Pakroo
Learn how to pick a business name that works (and won't land you in court) with this essential guide.

Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name, by Richard Stim, Attorney and Stephen Elias, Attorney
All the information you need to choose a distinctive mark, register it with the USPTO, and fight infringement.

Taxes

Tax Savvy for Small Business, by Frederick W. Daily
A comprehensive strategic guide to taxes for small businesses--from business entity choice to deductions to payroll taxes. 

Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, by Stephen Fishman
Make sure you understand business tax deductions--an essential part of any small business's success.


Form Your Business Entity

Online Services

Nolo’s Online LLC (50-State)
Form your LLC online quickly and easly in any state with Nolo's online LLC package. Includes articles of organization, operating agreement, and customer support.

Online Corporation (50-State online incorporation package)
Form your own corporation right now in any state with this comprehensive online incorporation package.

Online Trademark Application
File for trademark protection with Nolo's thorough, easy-to-use online trademark application.

Quicken Legal Business Pro
Lots of practical information--including over 140 contracts, forms, and worksheets--to help you start your business. 

Books

LLCs

Form Your Own Limited Liability Company, by Anthony Mancuso
All the legal forms and information you need to form an LLC in any state.

Nolo's Quick LLC:  All You Need to Know About Limited Liability Companies, by Anthony Mancuso
Learn the basics about LLC formation in any state. 

Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual, by Anthony Mancuso
Maintain the legal validity of your LLC by documenting important legal, tax, and business decisions.

Corporations

Incorporate Your Business: A Legal Guide to Forming a Corporation in Your State, by Anthony Mancuso
All the instructions and forms you need to create a corporation in any state. 

How to Form Your Own California Corporation, by Anthony Mancuso
All the legal forms you need to incorporate your small business in California.

Partnerships

Form a Partnership: The Complete Legal Guide, by Denis Clifford
Information and step-by-step instructions for creating your own partnership agreement.

Choosing Your Business Entity

LLC or Corporation? How to Choose the Right Form for Your Business, by Anthony Mancuso
Learn the legal, financial, and tax implications of this important business entity decision.

Choose the Best Legal Entity for a One-Person Business, by Stephen Fishman
A guide to the pros and cons of each type of business: LLC, corporation, partnership, and sole proprietorship.


Running Your Business Books

General

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business, by Fred S. Steingold
All the plain-English legal and business information you need to get your venture off the ground and running.

Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business, by Fred S. Steingold
Contains over 60 legal documents, contracts, and other forms crucial to the success of your small business.

The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes & Resolutions, by Anthony Mancuso
All the forms and instructions you need to keep records, prepare meeting minutes, and maintain your IRS status.

Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference, by Richard Stim
Learn how to write and decipher contracts. 

Corporate Loans: Create Promissory Notes and Resolutions, by Anthony Mancuso
Learns how to document director and shareholder loan approvals to avoid IRS problems. Includes 27 resolutions and promissory notes,

Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business, by Fred S. Steingold
A practical handbook that explains how to analyze space needs, find the ideal location, and get the best possible terms.

How to Do Business Outside Your State, by Anthony Mancuso, Attorney and Richard Stim, Attorney
Find answers to common questions about doing business across state lines.

Save Your Small Business: 10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times or Close Down & Move On, by Bethany K. Laurence and Ralph Warner
Ten no-nonsense strategies designed to protect your personal assets from creditors and survive a tough economy.

Buying & Selling a Business

The Complete Guide to Buying a Business, by Fred S. Steingold
Learn the business purchasing process and how to negotiate the best deal possible. 

The Complete Guide to Selling a Business, by Fred S. Steingold
Make sure you protect your interests and maximize your profit when you sell your business.

Business Buyout Agreements: Plan Now for Retirement, Death, Divorce or Owner Disagreements, by Anthony Mancuso
Protect yourself and your business by having an agreement in place to help ensure a smooth transition should anyone decide to depart.

Employees & Contractors

Hire Corporate Employees & Approve Expenses, by Anthony Mancuso
All the forms and information you need to properly record hiring, reimbursement, and compensation decisions by your corporation.

Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements, by Stephen Fishman
A comprehensive guide to rules regarding independent contractors, including all the forms you'll need to draw up solid contracts.

Working as an Independent Contractor, by Stephen Fishman
All the basic forms and agreements you need to work as an independent contractor.

Working With Independent Contractors, by Stephen Fishman
Learn how to hire ICs without IRS scrutiny. Includes sample contracts for different types of ICs.

Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants, by Stephen Fishman
Everything you need to know about legal rules and taxes for self-employed people. 

Trademark

Trademark Basics for Naming a Business, by Peri Pakroo
Learn how to pick a business name that works (and won't land you in court) with this essential guide.

Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name, by Richard Stim, Attorney and Stephen Elias, Attorney
All the information you need to choose a distinctive mark, register it with the USPTO, and fight infringement.

Taxes

Tax Savvy for Small Business, by Frederick W. Daily
A comprehensive strategic guide to taxes for small businesses--from business entity choice to deductions to payroll taxes.

Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, by Stephen Fishman
Make sure you understand business tax deductions--an essential part of any small business's success.

Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn, by Stephen Fishman
Learn everything you need to know to take advantage of valuable tax deductions on your home business. 

Tax Deductions for Professionals, by Stephen Fishman
A comprehensive guide to the unique deductions available to a licensed professional.

Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide, by Stephen Fishman
Learn how residential landlords can save big money on taxes through deductions with this award-winning book.

The Real Estate Agent's Tax Deduction Guide, by Stephen Fishman
The tax code is full of deductions for real estate agents and brokers--learn about them in this book.

Certain Businesses

A Legal Guide to Web & Software Development, by Stephen Fishman
This book untangles the complex and confusing laws covering website and software development.

Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business, by Richard Stim
All the legal information and practical advice musicians need to have a successful business.

Running a Side Business: How to Create a Second Income, by Lisa Guerin
Find out how to turn your hobby into a successful business with this book written for the multi-jobber.

The Work From Home Handbook, by Diana Fitzpatrick, J.D. and Stephen Fishman, J.D.
Learn how to create a work-at-home arrangement that you and your boss will both love.


Business Forms

LLC Forms

LLC Operating Agreement for Single-Member LLC
Create your own single-member LLC operating agreement with this easy-to-use form.

Minutes of LLC Meeting
Everything you need to record decisions made by members of your limited liability company.

Notice of LLC Meeting
Use this notice form to inform members of upcoming meetings.

Consent of LLC Members
Use this form to record decisions made by written consent instead of at a meeting.

Corporate Forms

Pre-Incorporation Agreement
Set up an organizational and financial structure that will help you sort out key issues before you incorporate.

Corporate Bylaws
Everything you need to create bylaws governing the daily operation of your corporation.

Minutes of Directors' Meeting
Use this form to record the decisions of your corporation's directors, quickly and easily.

Minutes of Shareholders' Meeting
Use this form to record the decisions of your corporation's shareholders and create proper meeting minutes.

Notice of Directors' Meeting
Inform your corporation's directors of upcoming meetings with this easy-to-use notice.

Notice of Shareholders' Meeting
Use this form and plain-English instructions to inform shareholders of a company meeting.

Consent of Directors
With this form your corporation's directors can cast their votes without a meeting.

Consent of Shareholders
Your shareholders can use this form to "consent" to actions instead of voting at a meeting.

Shareholder Proxy
You can use this document to grant another person the right to vote your stock at a shareholders’ meeting.

Stock Agreement
Create a stock agreement to lay out who owns stock in your corporation and when and how a shareholder can be bought out.

General Business Forms

Invoice
Includes all the legally necessary components of an invoice and plain English instructions.

Final Invoice
Use this form to demand payment from a delinquent client before heading into collections.

Letter of Intent
Use this legal form to summarize agreed-upon contract terms.

Business Negotiation Nondisclosure Agreement
Use this form to keep your trade secrets and other confidential information safe when you enter a business negotiation.

Disputed Account Settlement
Use this agreement to formally resolve business account disputes and create a legal record of the terms of the settlement.

Letter Firing Your Attorney
Information and a form to guide you through the formal process of terminating your lawyer.

Partnership Agreement
Use this basic partnership agreement form to specify the rights and responsibilities of each partner and how your jointly owned business will work.

Contract Forms

Sales Contract -- Lump-Sum Payment
Use this form to outline payment details and the delivery date for a lump sum payment arrangement.

Sales Contract -- Installment Payments
Use this form to outline payment details and the delivery date for an installment payment arrangement.

Security Agreement for Sale of Goods
Use this form to secure your rights to goods sold to a buyer, in case the buyer defaults later on.

Contract for Manufacture of Goods
Use this form when you agree to make or customize goods for a buyer.

Consignment Contract
Use this form to create a contract if you sell goods through consignment.

Equipment Rental Contract
This form contains everything you need to create a legal contract with someone who rents equipment from you.

Amendment to Contract
Use this form to legally amend a contract. Includes plain-English instructions.

Attachment to Contract
Use this form to create a legal attachment to a contract.

Breach of Contract Notice
Use this form to begin the process of resolving a breached contract.

Mutual Release of Contract Claims
This release can be used to settle a disagreement that arises from the breach of a written or oral contract.

Mutual Rescission of Contract
Terminate a contract quickly with this legally enforceable agreement to rescind a contract.

Lease Forms

Assignment of Commercial Lease
Use this form to reassign your lease to another business.

Amendment of Commercial Lease
Use this form and plain-English instructions to legally amend a lease.

Extension of Commercial Lease
Use this form to extend your current lease if your landlord and you agree.

Landlord's Consent to Commercial Sublease
Use this form to obtain your landlord's permission to sublease to another business.

Notice of Exercise of Commercial Lease Option
Use this form to let your landlord know you want to extend your lease.

Bills of Sale

General Bill of Sale
Use this form when you sell personal property to provide proof of purchase to the buyer.

Bill of Sale for Goods
Use this form to transfer ownership of goods to your buyer, easily and legally.

Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale
This easy-to-use form lets you transfer ownership of a car, truck or other motorized vehicle to a buyer.

Motor Vehicle As-Is Bill of Sale
Create an as-is bill of sale for a motor vehicle, whether you're buying or selling.

Boat Bill of Sale
Use this form to create a bill of sale and transfer legal ownership of a boat to another person.

Bill of Sale for Dog
Use this form if you're buying or selling a dog to provide proof of purchase to the buyer.

Promissory Notes

For Businesses

Promissory Note for Business Loan (Amortized Payments)
Everything you need to lend or borrow money, using amortized monthly payments to repay the loan.

Promissory Note for Business Loan (Balloon Payment)
Use this form to lend or borrow money--repaid at a lower monthly rate with a balloon payment at the end.

Promissory Note for Business Loan (Interest-Only Payments)
Use this form to lend or borrow money, to be repaid with interest only until the end of the loan.

Promissory Note for Business Loan (Lump-Sum Payment)
Use this form to lend or borrow money, to be repaid with one single payment.

For Personal Use

Promissory Note for Personal Loan (Installment Payments With Balloon Payment)
Use this form when lending money that will be repaid with small installment payments, followed by a final large payout.

Promissory Note for Personal Loan (Installment Payments With Interest)
Use this form when lending money that will be repaid over time and with interest.

Promissory Note for Personal Loan (Installment Payments Without Interest)
Use this form when lending money that will be repaid over time without interest.

Promissory Note for Personal Loan (Lump-Sum Payment With Interest)
Use this form when lending money that will be repaid, with interest, at a particular time.

Promissory Note for Personal Loan (Lump-Sum Payment Without Interest)
Use this form when lending money that will be repaid at a particular time without interest.

For General Use

Agreement to Modify Promissory Note
This easy-to-use form lets you change the terms of your promissory note.

Release of Promissory Note
End your obligations under a promissory note after a debt is paid with this release form.

Demand for Overdue Payment on Promissory Note
Use this form if you need to start the formal process of recouping money you lent to someone who isn't making good on payments. 

Independent Contractor Agreements

For Businesses

Safely and Legally Hire Independent Contractors

Learn how to hire independent contractors legally with easy-to-use forms and step-by-step instructions.

Contract With Independent Contractor

Use this form to formalize your agreement with your contractor and satisfy the IRS.

Independent Contractor Agreement for Accountants and Bookkeepers (for Firm)
Agreement for firms hiring accounting or bookkeeping contractor to formalize the terms and prove independent contractor status.

Independent Contractor Agreement for Consultant (for Firm)

Agreement for firms hiring consultants to formalize the terms and prove independent contractor status.

Independent Contractor Agreement for Creative Contractor (for Firm)

Agreement for firms hiring creative contractor to formalize the terms and prove independent contractor status.

Independent Contractor Agreement for Direct Seller (for Firm)

Agreement for firms hiring someone as a direct seller of consumer products to formalize the terms and prove independent contractor status.

Independent Contractor Agreement for Software Consultant (for Firm)

Agreement for firms hiring software consultant to formalize the terms and prove independent contractor status.

For ICs

Independent Contractor Agreement for Accountants and Bookkeepers (for ICs)
Agreement for worker performing accounting or bookkeeping services to formalize the terms and prove independent contractor status.

Independent Contractor Agreement for Consultant (for IC)

Agreement for worker performing consulting services to formalize the terms and prove independent contractor status.

Independent Contractor Agreement for Creative Contractor (for IC)

Agreement for worker performing creative services to formalize the terms and prove independent contractor status.

Independent Contractor Agreement for Direct Seller (for IC)

Agreement for direct seller of consumer products to formalize the terms of agreement and prove independent contractor status.

Independent Contractor Agreement for Software Consultant (for IC)

Agreement for software consultant worker to formalize the terms of an arrangement and prove independent contractor status.

Website Development Agreement

Use this agreement to cover important legal issues when you're hired to perform website development. 

Website Maintenance Agreement
Establish the terms of service when you're hired to maintain an existing website.


Tax Books

Tax Savvy for Small Business, by Frederick W. Daily

A comprehensive strategic guide to taxes for small businesses--from business entity choice to deductions to payroll taxes.

Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, by Stephen Fishman
Make sure you understand business tax deductions--an essential part of any small business's success.

Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn, by Stephen Fishman
Learn everything you need to know to take advantage of valuable tax deductions on your home business.

Tax Deductions for Professionals, by Stephen Fishman
A comprehensive guide to the unique deductions available to a licensed professional.

Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide, by Stephen Fishman
Learn how residential landlords can save big money on taxes through deductions with this award-winning book

The Real Estate Agent's Tax Deduction Guide, by Stephen Fishman
The tax code is full of deductions for real estate agents and brokers--learn about them in this book.

Stand Up to the IRS, by Frederick W. Daily
Get secrets, tips, and insider information on how to deal with the IRS if you can't afford your bill or you get audited.

Surviving an IRS Tax Audit, by Frederick W. Daily
Face the auditor like a tax pro with material pulled directly from IRS training manuals.

Keep the Tax Collector at Bay, by Robin Leonard
Everything you need to protect your rights and assets when the IRS comes calling.

Easy Ways to Lower Your Taxes: Simple Strategies Every Taxpayer Should Know, by Sandra Block and Stephen Fishman
Save money and stay legal with simple methods for reducing your personal taxes.

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