NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - RIA In A Box (, a consulting business aimed exclusively at efficient creation of registered investment advisory firms, is offering extra help for RIAs struggling with filling in the new ADV 2A and 2B forms. For $99 RIAs who would rather undertake the new documentation on their own can use the specially formatted Microsoft Word-based templates which also include precise step-by-step instructions.

The ADV Part 2A and 2B Word templates are properly formatted with table of contents and are easy to follow with complete instructions. The forms are a result of new SEC regulations set out last summer which now must be adhered to by all RIAs, whether under SEC or state jurisdiction and require significant additions to the disclosures of the past. The deadline for filing the new forms for most RIAs is March 31 and almost every RIA in the country will start using this new format in 2011.

"The new ADVs are very complicated and difficult and we are finding many RIAs struggling to take this on and get it done by the deadlines -- even when they enlist experts like us," said Zachary Gronich, CEO, RIA In A Box. "But for RIAs who would rather do the work essentially by themselves, these templates are a huge help, eliminating formatting hassles and providing instructions to guide them through the process."

Time estimates for taking on the ADV 2 as a do-it-yourselfer using the RIA In A Box templates is between three and fifteen hours, depending on the complexity of the firm and number of reps. For firms choosing to use the customized questionnaires and allowing RIA In A Box to complete and create the finished documentation, the work should take an RIA no longer than 40 minutes to complete.

About RIA In A Box and Lexington Compliance

RIA In A Box is a consulting business aimed at registration and ongoing compliance for registered investment advisory firms at both the state and SEC levels. Since its founding by Zachary Gronich, PFS, in 2005, RIA IN A BOX has helped over 1000 advisory firms get registered quickly and correctly the first time. For more information, visit www.riainabox.comLexington Compliance is the compliance and oversight arm of RIA In A Box, providing advice and guidance to established RIAs registered in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and with the SEC. For more information, visit

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