The standard for startup formation.
Avoid Problems with Legal Paperwork
Founded by Startup Attorneys
Clerky is led by two startup attorneys who are obsessive about helping startups avoid costly problems with legal paperwork. They saw how other online services created problems for their clients, and founded Clerky to stop that from happening to anyone else.
We know that company formation is often a collaborative process, especially for startups with multiple founders. We've built features that let you easily assign tasks to co-founders and work on everything together.
Many startups use Clerky on their own, but many also use Clerky with their attorneys. Our software is designed to facilitate collaboration, with features that allow startup attorneys to easily look over and customize documents.
Get a Legal Dashboard for Fundraising and Hiring
Forming a startup on Clerky enables access to a legal dashboard that makes it easy to do additional legal paperwork. Issue safes or convertible notes. Hire employees, consultants, and advisors, and issue stock or stock options as equity compensation.
Bank Accounts and Discounts
We make it easy to open a corporate bank account with top-tier startup banks. Auto-fill information from your formation paperwork to save yourself time and hassle. You can access deals from best-in-class services too, including AWS and Brex.
See what top startup attorneys have to say about Clerky.
Clerky is the online service most often recommended by startup attorneys, because they know Clerky provides founders with the best chance of getting the paperwork done correctly.
There are a lot of online services out there that can quickly create legal documents, but Clerky stands out for combining that ease-of-use with a focus on helping startups get everything done the right way. From what we've seen with our clients who have come to SLS post-formation, there's no other online service that is as effective at helping founders avoid problems with due diligence.Andre Gharakhanian Partner at Silicon Legal Strategy
Everyone knows about Clerky for formation already, but their fundraising and hiring products are equally impressive. Some other services claim to have those too, but they end up causing legal problems because the quality isn't there. Building these products correctly requires a skill set that is unique to Clerky.John Bautista Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
We keep close tabs on the services our clients use, and Clerky is uniquely focused on making sure that things are done correctly — that’s really important for avoiding expensive problems down the line.Lou Soto Partner, Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP
All Formation Products
- Expedited filing fees
- First-year registered agent fee
- Annual report and franchise tax reminders
- Action of Incorporator
- Initial Board Consent
- Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements
- Notices of Stock Issuance
- Pre-filled 83(b) Election and Filing Instructions
- Automated Reminders
- Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreements
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Stock Plan Adoption
Adopt a stock plan to easily issue restricted stock or stock options to employees, consultants, and advisors.