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Accountants and attorneys with a mission to empower small business owners

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 and operating an LLC, then SimplifyLLC is your go-to resource for simple, legal jargon-free information.

P.S. The information provided on this site is not legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or will be formed by use of the site.

Our Expert Writers

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.

Benjamin Miller, LLMBenjamin Miller (Attorney)

Benjamin Miller is a corporate, tax and estate planning attorney with a focus on international taxation and estate planning for multi-jurisdictional families and large corporations. Benjamin received his Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Ryan Duffy, AttorneyRyan Duffy (Attorney)

Ryan Duffy is an attorney based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a litigator at heart, but also has experience with business law and incorporation, with a focus on small businesses. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and going hiking in the North Carolina mountains.

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.

Tyler Davis CPATyler Davis (Certified Public Accountant)

Tyler Davis is a CPA and real estate professional. He enjoys working on the tax implications of real estate transactions, evaluating development and investing opportunities, and writing on current tax events. Tyler received his BS in Accounting from Samford University (Summa Cum Laude) and Master of Tax Accounting from The University of Alabama (awarded a Graduate Council Fellowship). Tyler worked for PwC in tax for five years, where he advised on the tax implications of M&A transactions and provided tax provision support for Life and P&C Insurance companies. In his free time, Tyler is an avid golfer.

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.


Are you a certified public accountant, lawyer or an attorney? Do you like writing and sharing your expertise? If yes, consider applying for a regular staff writer on SimplifyLLC.

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. 

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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