About Us

We're a team of accountants and attorneys with a mission to empower small business owners.

What is SimplifyLLC?

Our mission is to educate and empower small business owners to help them with all aspects of starting and growing their LLCs.

SimplifyLLC is an independent publication that provides free guides for small business owners.

If you’re looking for business ideas and do-it-yourself guides on forming an LLC, then SimplifyLLC is your go-to resource for simple, legal jargon-free information.

Meet the content team

Our competent team of legal researchers, qualified accountants, attorneys, and entrepreneurs provides clear, expert, and actionable advice on forming and operating your own LLC.

Paul DonovanPaul Donovan (Attorney)

Paul Donovan is an attorney, CPA, real estate developer, and broker with 25 years of experience advising real estate clients on the legal, tax, and financial aspects of real estate. Paul spent much of his career working for the “Big 4” advising Fortune 500 companies on complicated tax issues involved in the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets around the world.


Melissa Pedigo CPAMelissa Pedigo (Certified Public Accountant)

Melissa Pedigo is a US CPA with more than 20 years of experience. She’s worked at Big 4 firms, for the government, and internationally. Now a full-time writer, she enjoys translating complex financial and tax topics into plain English.


Charlotte Lauren JDCharlotte Lauren (Attorney)

Charlotte Lauren is an attorney, freelance writer, and consultant. She enjoys writing on finance, legal matters, and budgeting. Additionally, she has a blog on how to save and make money online or through side jobs. Charlotte received a B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, and a B.A. in Philosophy, summa cum laude from Virginia Tech (2009). She then received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2012.


JD Wallace, CPAJ.D. Wallace (Certified Public Accountant)

JD Wallace is a licensed CPA in Colorado and Tennessee. He serves as a Partner at Prescient Assurance LLC, which specializes in SOC audits. He also owns a consulting practice specializing in outsourced CFO services, tax planning, and IRS resolution.


Nikki Winston CPANikki Winston (Certified Public Accountant)

Nikki Winston is a US CPA who enjoys writing about accounting, tax, personal finance, and career advice. She’s also the host of a podcast, where she shares the frolics and frustrations of mom life.


Tomas LaurinaviciusTomas Laurinavicius (Editor in Chief)

Tomas Laurinavicius is the Editor in Chief at SimplifyLLC. He’s built multiple online businesses and helped scale companies with streamlined content marketing operations. His work has appeared in Forbes, TIME, New York Observer, HuffPost, Adobe, and BigCommerce, among many other publications.

SimplifyLLC philosophy

De-jargonize LLC. Legal jargon can be intimidating but it shouldn’t stop you from forming an LLC yourself. We simplify the terminology and give specific examples you can easily follow to help you start a business.

Help form an LLC. Our simple and easy-to-follow guides will help you create an LLC in your state. We can also put you in touch with competent CPAs and Attorneys who can help you solve your problem.

Inform about the LLC costs. Starting a business comes with unexpected expenses. We carefully check all the sources and inform you about any costs associated with LLC formation and maintenance.

Assist with document templates. Finding legal help when forming an LLC can be costly and time-consuming. We provide legal document templates you can use to do it yourself.

Find registered agents. Whenever you’re seeking legal assistance, we can help you find a registered agent to form an LLC for you and help you save time maintaining it.

Educate about marketing. When your business is officially on record, it’s time to take it off the ground. We teach you how to grow your business.

Editorial guidelines

To help you along your legal business journey, our writers and editors are committed to creating honest and accurate content.

To ensure that our content is unbiased and serves our readers, we follow strict guidelines. All content is produced by legal experts and business professionals, based on credible sources, thorough research, and fact-checking. All guides and resources get regular updates to ensure they are accurate and helpful.

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