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Sacramento, CA 95816, USA

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Build a strong future.  Incorporate with an expert.

You have spent a lifetime collecting experiences and dreaming up a new product or service.  Now it's time to turn your dreams into reality.  We can help.  We understand the fear and excitement of starting something new.  We have been helping our clients incorporate new businesses since 2000, turning dreams into realit.  We can guide you through incorporating your small business, properly structuring your technology startup, or building your LLC or LP to own real estate.  Our objective is to give you a prompt formation without the risks inherent in downloading forms that do not fit you.  Our detailed intake questionnaire will raise issues for you to consider and address ahead of time, not after your business partner, vendor, or investor threaten litigation.

 

CARTER WEST INCORPORATIONS

Build a strong future

Protect yourself and your assets by properly incorporating your business.  Carter West is within a mile of the Capitol building in Sacramento.  Our team can get to the Secretary of State to file articles of incorporation over the counter in less than 10 minutes.  
 

We created Carter West Incorporations to provide a sophisticated, thoughtful, and safe alternative to sites like Legalzoom.  The lawyers at Carter West started our careers at big firms with high standards in 2000.  We launched our boutique practice in 2013 to focus on high-end services to high-end clients.  We want to democratize this expertise so that anyone can purchase top quality incorporations, regardless of who you know.  We have learned tricks over the years that we would like to share with you.   

How does it work?  You purchase the incorporation you want here.  Then you can download our engagement letter, complete it, and return it to us.  Upon receipt, we run a conflicts check and then sign and return the engagement letter to you.  When we return it, we will schedule a time for us to walk you through a list of questions. 

 

By using a carefully curated questionnaire, documents we have developed since 2000, and the right software, we aim to deliver all of the documents you will need to launch your new company while we are on the phone with you.

What is different about this than calling another lawyer?  We have spent countless hours setting up a system that has streamlined the intake process and document creation.  We pulled upon years of expertise to deliver top notch documents to you as quickly as a lawyer-free incorporation mill.

 
 

Client testimonials

 

A lawyer from Carter West incorporated my business over 10 years ago in a way that resolved disputes before they arose.  I owe much of my peace of mind to their thoughtful and quality work.

Bryan Merica

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Client testimonials

 

A lawyer from Carter West incorporated my business over 10 years ago in a way that resolved disputes before they arose.  I owe much of my peace of mind to their thoughtful and quality work.

Bryan Merica

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I used an online incorporation service, not a lawyer.  When my business partner and I had a dispute, we had no mechanism to resolve it.  So I filed to dissolve the business and move on.  My partner then used Corporation Code Section 2000 to try to buy me out at whatever a court would deem "fair market value."  I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of my life in litigation.  Never again.  I hired a lawyer from Carter West to form my next business.  

A few years ago one of my partners didn't pay a debt owed to a creditor.  The creditor tried to take his interest in a company I built.  I did not want to go into business with that creditor and luckily I did not have to.  Thanks to an incorporation from Carter West, I exercised my right of first refusal in my Buy-Sell Agreement, purchased my partner's interest, and then he used those funds to pay the creditor.  I invested $2,500 in a good incorporation and saved myself what could have been hundreds of thousands in litigation. 

Ernest Jaime

 

 

It can be hard to know if a lawyer is right for you.  The lawyers at Carter West have been recognized by bar associations, newspapers, and magazines for the quality of their work, their professionalism, and their commitment to the community.  Take a look. 

Super Lawyer
 

Ashley West

 

2019

Sacramento Business Journal

Best of the Bar

Ashley West

2018

Sacramento Magazine

Top Lawyers
 

Ian Carter

2018

Super Lawyer

Ian Carter

2017

Sacramento Business Journal Best of the Bar

Ashley West

2017

Sacramento

Business Journal

Best of the Bar

Ian Carter

2016

Sacramento Business Journal

Best of the Bar

Ian Carter

2015

Sacramento Magazine

Top Lawyer Ashley West

2015

Sacramento Business Journal

Best of the Bar

Ian Carter

2014

Women Lawyers of Sacramento Outstanding Service Award

Ashley West 2012

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Outstanding Board Member

of the Year

Ashley West

2008

Super Lawyer

Sacramento

Top 25 

Ashley West

2019

Super Lawyer
 

Ian Carter

 

2018

Sacramento Magazine

Top Lawyers
 

Ashley West

2018

Super Lawyer

Ashley West

2017

Sacramento Business Journal Best of the Bar

Ian Carter 

2017

Sacramento

Business Journal

Best of the Bar

Ashley West

2016

State Bar

Solo & Small Firm Section

Attorney of the Year

Ashley West

2015

Sacramento Business Journal Women Who Mean Business

Ashley West

2015

Sacramento Business Journal

Best of the Bar

Ashley West

2013

Sacramento Business Journal

40 Under 40

Ashley West

2010

Super Lawyer

Ian Carter

2019

Super Lawyer

Top 50 Women

NorCal

Ashley West

2019

Super Lawyer
 

Ashley West

 

2018

SCBA

Pro Bono Award

Ashley West

2017

Sacramento Magazine

Top Lawyers 

Ashley West 

2017

Super Lawyer

Ashley West

2016

Sacramento Magazine

Top Lawyers

Ashley West

2016

Sacramento Business Journal

Best of the Bar

Ashley West

2015

Sacramento Business Journal

Best of the Bar

Ashley West

2014

The Recorder

Women Leaders in Law

Ashley West

2012

Volunteer Center of Sacramento

Board Member

of the Year

Ashley West

2009