About Us

Founder and owner of IRA Village

Shellie H. Hart, Jr. is the founder of IRA Village and developed the vision for an online affordable tool for clients who want to establish their Self-directed IRA LLC.

Mr. Hart, prior to forming IRA Village, was most recently tax counsel to Intel Corporation responsible for ensuring legal and tax compliance for all of Intel’s retirement plans including profit-sharing and pension plans. In that position Mr. Hart developed the expertise to advise his own clients on any aspect of their Self-directed IRA LLC or other retirement plans.

Prior to his 13 year tenure at Intel Mr. Hart was tax counsel to the internationally known consulting firm McKinsey & Company and served as tax counsel for Time- Warner, Inc.

Mr. Hart, a native of Evanston Illinois, graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. degree in Economics and received his MBA and JD from Northwestern University. He also attended the NYU School of Law Graduate Tax Program. Mr. Hart offers his clients over 25 years of tax and legal experience.

Self-Directed IRAs

Self-directed IRAs allow individuals to use their IRA funds to purchase nontraditional investments such as real estate or an independent business (instead of stocks or a mutual fund). In order to give the client full control over the investments chosen and to independently manage the investment, it is necessary to establish a Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) that will be owned by the IRA. We at IRA Village provide everything a client would need to establish his or her Self-directed IRA LLC. We have automated the process so our clients can establish their LLC online and download the legal documents immediately after completing the online questionnaire.

Our founding vision was for an easy to use online service that allows our clients to create their legal document and establish their LLC at the place and time of their convenience and at a fraction of the cost of using other law firms or attorneys for the same service. To achieve this goal we established IRA Village to meet our clients’ needs.

Who we are

  • We are a company founded by attorneys with over 15 years’ experience in self-directed IRA field and over 25 years’ experience in the area of tax and retirement plans.
  • Because the process is automated you can obtain the same quality of service as other law firms or attorneys but at a fraction of the cost.

What we do

  • We provide everything the client needs to establish and operate their Self-directed IRA LLC.
  • We provide an attorney drafted operating agreement that has language necessary for a Self-directed IRA LLC and that is customized for the law of each state.


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