Start-Up Your Start-Up with Massingill

Ready to start a business? Congratulations! We take great pride in helping entrepreneurs and investors bring their dreams to life by forming Texas Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), partnerships, and corporations.

The Massingill team has some of the most sought-after business lawyers in Texas, and we form companies and represent business owners across the spectrum of business entity types. 

We’ll educate you about the differences between these business entity types and help you choose the one that’s right for you.

And our Texas business formation attorneys will show you how to operate your new company to protect your personal assets and preserve the liability shield created by your company.

Contact us today to get started!


Rapid Service

Get to work faster. We’ll file your state documents electronically and expedite filings as necessary.

Live Support

Our packages include 90 days of unlimited counsel related to the formation of your business. Get advice from a real attorney – not a robot.

Custom Documents

Your business is unique. So are your legal needs. We’ll tailor your documents to fit your business.

Real Attorneys. Reliable Counsel.

We don’t just file papers for our clients. We provide reliable counsel and custom documents tailored to each client’s unique needs.

Our comprehensive business formation packages include everything a business owner needs to hit the ground running, including 90-days of unlimited counsel relating to the formation of your business.

One of the key benefits of working with a Texas business attorney to form your company is that you can count on your filings to be done quickly and correctly.

Our attention to detail helps set Massingill apart.

Let’s get down to business. Book a consultation with Massingill Law now.
+ $300 State of Texas Filing Fee
Certificate of Formation
Operating Agreement
Organizational Resolutions
Banking Resolution
EIN Application with IRS
Company Binder and Slipcase
Company Seal
Membership Certificates
Share Transfer Ledger
Best Practices Guide
90-Days of Unlimited Counsel
(Related to the Formation of Your Business)
Get Started
+ $300 State of Texas Filing Fee
Certificate of Formation
Operating Agreement
Organizational Resolutions
Banking Resolution
EIN Application with IRS
Company Binder and Slipcase
Company Seal
Membership Certificates
Share Transfer Ledger
Best Practices Guide
90-Days of Unlimited Counsel
(Related to the Formation of Your Business)
Get Started

Massingill is Your Texas Business Formation Law Firm

If you are in the process of starting your own business, congrats! This is a huge milestone and something to be proud of. 

Taking your business from concept to reality is an exciting process for any startup or small business owner. 

However, it is also a crucial and foundational step to get right in starting your business.

When thinking about starting your business, you will want to understand the benefits and risks of all the different types of business entities available to you before selecting how you want to form your company.

Which business entity you use will play a key role in the future of your business moving forward, so it’s important that you have an experienced business formation attorney in your corner to ensure that you don’t miss any steps in the process.

The small business and startup lawyers at Massingill Law have an entire practice dedicated to helping you with your business formation needs.

Contact our team today to get the process started and see what our business formation lawyers can do for you.

Texas Business Formation FAQs

What Types of Business Entities Exist in Texas? 

Are you in the process of formally setting up your business? If so, it is important to have a general understanding of the types of business entities that exist.

That way, you can better determine which option might best suit your business’s needs. 

General Partnerships


Limited Liability Companies

Can I File Formation Documents by Myself?

Yes. You can visit the Corporations Section of the Texas Secretary of State to learn more.

And the Internet is littered with “robots” capable of filing documents on your behalf, but these services are not a substitute for legal counsel provided by an experienced  business organization attorney.

Filing formation documents with the state of Texas is merely the first step in establishing a legal entity that will meet your needs and provide the robust liability protection you probably desire.

That’s why our business formation packages include a myriad of additional documents — they’re designed to “cover all your bases” and build a foundation for success.

Which Type of Entity is Right for Me?

That is hard to say! A majority of clients opt to form limited liability companies because of their unique combination of liability protection and ease of operation. But each circumstance is different.

Some of the key factors that you may take into consideration when determining which entity to select include: 

  • Tax treatment, 
  • Personal liability protection, 
  • Ease of formation and continued maintenance, 
  • Separation of ownership and management, and
  • Ability to raise capital.

To discuss your particular situation, give us a call.

How Long Does the Formation Process Take?

It varies. We expedite all filings (and cover the associated expediting fees) to speed things along. And we file all documents electronically, if possible.

This means that we usually receive answers from the Secretary of State within two business days.

Depending on the attorney’s workload, it may be possible to form your business within just a few days.

Subsequently, we will apply for an Employer ID Number from the IRS on your behalf and draft your company’s internal operating documents.

These additional steps can take anywhere from 2-5 business days to complete, depending on a variety of factors, including how quickly the client responds to inquiries.

What Do Business Lawyers Do?

A business lawyer is responsible for assisting companies with legal matters having to do with the day-to-day operations of the business.

Usually, Texas business attorneys ensure that everything at a company is done in compliance with applicable laws.

Whether a company lawyer is overseeing mergers and acquisitions, working on forming companies, or handling bankruptcies, every aspect of the company’s daily business comes to the attention of a business lawyer if it has a legal component.

Often, business attorneys oversee other lawyers’ work too.

For instance, a business lawyer might handle all aspects of contracts for a company but will ask an employment lawyer to look at the firm’s employment agreements.

Business lawyers are often your first point of contact whenever you face a legal issue—both when you create your company and when your company is up and running.

What’s the Difference Between a Corporate Lawyer and a Business Lawyer?

While some people use these terms interchangeably, there are differences between corporate lawyers and business lawyers.

Corporate lawyers handle issues relating to corporations and corporate law, including the rules, laws, and regulations governing their formation and operation.

Business lawyers have a slightly bigger universe and manage legal issues among businesses of all types.

They also interact with the people that businesses deal with—such as customers, vendors, and employees—when legal issues arise.

Business attorneys provide legal advice on how laws and regulations impact your business, as well as draft and review contracts, policies, and other day-to-day legal matters.

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