617 East Main Street, Ste. 2

Anoka, Minnesota 55303

(763) 205-3058




It's Time to Take Control                                                                                                                     763-205-3058 

steve@lodgelawoffice.com                                                                                                                                              In historic downtown

Anoka, Minnesota

Packaged New-Business Documents/Services.

Welcome to the Lodge Law Office start-up business services information page.  Our goal is to provide quality legal services and products presented in a contemporary market format. Today's cost-conscious entrepreneur can't help but notice that business start-up documentation and services are available at low rates from online services, paralegal services, software designers and even from stationers in hard-copy format.  But those products don't come from attorneys.  They come from databases, from support staff (trained?), and from customer service representatives.  They EXPRESSLY advise you that they are NOT lawyers and that the documents they sell may not be suitable for YOUR purposes.  It's inexpensive, but is it correct for you?  And if it's not correct, what good is inexpensive?  Using the wrong documents, or not understanding what they do, is no way to start a business.

So in addition to our conventional flat-fee for full-service ($650.00 plus filing fees for most start-up business documentation needs) and the traditional hourly fee service, we offer the packages below, for those who want modern pricing and options, but who also want the peace of mind that comes from knowing a real attorney is with them all the way! 

Not all packages are suitable for all new businesses.  Our $650.00 conventional service includes all of the items in all of the packages except the 2-day turn around promise, plus ongoing input and dialogue about the documents and their purpose, plus revisions and custom modifications according to your needs.  The packages are primarily intended to be documents-only.

(Note - For LLC formation the documents use different names, but are the functional equivalent.)



The bare necessities for

a single owner.

Corporation or LLC: $95 plus filing fees

- Business name availability confirmation.

- Articles of Incorporation

- Action of Incorporators (approving Articles)

- Bylaws

- Resolution of First Meeting - Board of Directors.


The bare necessities if there

are multple owners.

Corporation $235.00 or LLC $285.00, plus filing fees

- Includes ALL Economy Package items, PLUS:

- Stock certificates with stock ledger

- Subscription Agreement

- Buy-Sell Agreement



Corporation $365, LLC $355.00 plus filing fees

- Includes ALL Standard and Economy Package items, PLUS

- Federal tax ID application

- State tax ID application (note, LegalZoom doesn’t seem to offer this at all)

- S-corporation election (client’s option)

- Assumed Name application (client’s option)

- Two-day delivery of final package

- 30-day reduce fee attorney plan (hourly rate reduction from $262.00 to $175.00 for 30 days. See me for details and restrictions, fee deposit or credit card authorization required.)