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Updated Feb 21, 2023

Can Online Legal Services Really Help Your Business?

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Adam Uzialko, Business Strategy Insider and Senior Editor

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Most business owners need professional legal services at some point, and many entrepreneurs are curious about frequently advertised online options. After all, using websites such as LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer for basic legal services, like filing for an LLC, is much less expensive than working with traditional lawyers at law firms.

While lower prices are enticing, the decision to use an online legal service rather than an attorney in a law firm is a big one since the consequences of improperly filed contracts and other inaccuracies can be severe for the business owner. This guide isn’t intended to condemn or recommend online legal services or law firms for specific business uses but rather to illuminate the differences between these legal options so business owners can make an informed decision.

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Adam Uzialko, Business Strategy Insider and Senior Editor
Adam Uzialko, senior editor of Business News Daily, is not just a professional writer and editor — he’s also an entrepreneur who knows firsthand what it’s like building a business from scratch. His experience as co-founder and managing editor of a digital marketing company imbues his work at Business News Daily with a perspective grounded in the realities of running a small business. Since 2015, Adam has reviewed hundreds of small business products and services, including contact center solutions, email marketing software and text message marketing software. Adam uses the products, interviews users and talks directly to the companies that make the products and services he covers. He specializes in digital marketing topics, with a focus on content marketing, editorial strategy and managing a team.
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