Ratings Highlights


Although this matchup was almost a tie, LegalZoom beat out Rocket Lawyer by a small margin. Both services offer useful features to help you form your LLC at a moderate cost. LegalZoom's customer service model ended up being more well-developed between the two.

Read on for a more in-depth, side-by-side breakdown of each company's lowest cost LLC formation packages.

Our Recommendation: LegalZoom

Form an LLC
with LegalZoom

($79 + State Fees)

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Side-By-Side Comparison


Rocket Lawyer and LegalZoom can do more than simply register your LLC. They each offer additional services, either included in their formation packages or sold separate. Here is a comparison of the main features you should care about when forming your LLC.

Please note that the service costs for each tier do not include the State filing fees.

Side-by-side: Basic Tier

Order Processing Time

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Rocket Lawyer
15-20 business days
LegalZoom
30 days
Registered Agent

The company will act as your legal point of contact for the government to receive important notifications or mailings on your behalf.

Rocket Lawyer
LegalZoom
$159 extra per year
Operating Agreement

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Rocket Lawyer
LegalZoom
$99 extra
EIN Registration

Employer Identification Number (EIN) works essentially the same as an individual’s social security number, except for businesses. It’s how the government is able to keep track of your business’ tax status.

Rocket Lawyer
$60 extra
LegalZoom
$60 extra, must be bundled with Operating Agreement for a total of $159
Annual Compliance

The company will keep you notified of upcoming legal filing requirements, such as your annual reports.

Rocket Lawyer
LegalZoom
One month free, $320/year after
Advisory Services

Advisory services provide additional resources or advice on matters pertaining to business, law, and/or tax.

Rocket Lawyer
Legal: Free Ask-a-lawyer via email (unlimited)
LegalZoom
Rocket Lawyer
LegalZoom

Side-by-side: Middle Tier

Order Processing Time

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Rocket Lawyer
1-2 business days, delivery dependant on state turnaround time
LegalZoom
15 days
Registered Agent

The company will act as your legal point of contact for the government to receive important notifications or mailings on your behalf.

Rocket Lawyer
$149/year ($111.99/year for Premium Rocket Lawyer members)
LegalZoom
$159/year
Operating Agreement

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Rocket Lawyer
$39.99 via a separate checkout process, but can be made for free with a Rocket Lawyer premium membership
LegalZoom
$99 extra
EIN Registration

Employer Identification Number (EIN) works essentially the same as an individual’s social security number, except for businesses. It’s how the government is able to keep track of your business’ tax status.

Rocket Lawyer
$59.99 extra
LegalZoom
$60 extra, must be bundled with Operating Agreement for a total of $159
Annual Compliance

The company will keep you notified of upcoming legal filing requirements, such as your annual reports.

Rocket Lawyer
LegalZoom
One month free, $320/year after
Advisory Services

Advisory services provide additional resources or advice on matters pertaining to business, law, and/or tax.

Rocket Lawyer
Legal: Free Ask-a-lawyer via email (unlimited)
LegalZoom

Side-by-side: Top Tier

Order Processing Time

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Rocket Lawyer
1-2 business days, delivery dependant on state turnaround time
LegalZoom
15 days
Registered Agent

The company will act as your legal point of contact for the government to receive important notifications or mailings on your behalf.

Rocket Lawyer
$111.99/year for Premium Rocket Lawyer members
LegalZoom
$159/year
Operating Agreement

A legal document that declares the name or names of an LLC’s owners, their percentage of ownership, and operating procedures for the company.

Rocket Lawyer
Can be made for free separately with membership
LegalZoom
$99 extra
EIN Registration

Employer Identification Number (EIN) works essentially the same as an individual’s social security number, except for businesses. It’s how the government is able to keep track of your business’ tax status.

Rocket Lawyer
$59.99 extra
LegalZoom
$60 extra, must be bundled with Operating Agreement for a total of $159
Annual Compliance

The company will keep you notified of upcoming legal filing requirements, such as your annual reports.

Rocket Lawyer
LegalZoom
One month free, $320/year after
Advisory Services

Advisory services provide additional resources or advice on matters pertaining to business, law, and/or tax.

Rocket Lawyer
Free Ask-a-lawyer via email (unlimited) via premium membership
Free 30-minute consultation on new legal matters
Discounts on Rocket Lawyer attorney services
LegalZoom

Our Recommendation: LegalZoom

Form an LLC with LegalZoom

($79 + State Fees)

Key Considerations


Rocket Lawyer excels at offering affordable, ongoing legal advice from licensed professionals.

For 39.99/month, their subscription model gives you access to consultations with Rocket Lawyer’s national lawyer network, unlimited legal documents, and discounted filings. While expensive, this ongoing support can make a big difference for your new business. There is a $99 formation option for non-members, though obtaining an EIN and registered agent service will cost you $60 and $149/year respectively. Still, their legal support infrastructure is what really sets Rocket Lawyer apart.

Rocket Lawyer may let you file your LLC during its free trial period.

Unless your state takes longer than 7 days to process your paperwork, you can actually file your LLC during your 7 day free trial with Rocket Lawyer. They filed our LLC in Michigan and charged only the state processing fees. We certainly recommend trying this, especially if you’re planning to act as your own registered agent anyway.

Rocket Lawyer offers unlimited access to its library of legal templates.

You can get documents through this resource that most other services charge for. We obtained both an operating agreement and banking resolution during our free trial. Compared to LegalZoom's one-time service fee, Rocket Lawyer is more expensive over time for users who only want to form an LLC.

LegalZoom offers a better customer service experience.

Every time we called LegalZoom, we were able to talk to their service department for help quickly.Every chat request for more information we sent to Rocket Lawyer redirected us to call in. Every call to Rocket Lawyer's hotline connected us with their sales department. The sales rep was more interested in closing a sale than helping decide if their services were even a good fit. This type of policy favors the company's bottom line over the interests of the user. For this reason, we found LegalZoom’s approach to customer service more valuable.