Arizona LLC attorney Richard Keyt has formed  Arizona limited liability companies because he provides great LLC formation services for less $ than document preparers and other lawyers.  Our clients love our Arizona LLC services. Don’t take our word see our 174 five star Google & Birdeye reviews from some of our happy LLC clients.

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guaranty-sealIf you hire us and are not happy we will refund your LLC formation fee less the filing fee.

Nobody, repeat nobody will give you as much as we will give you if you hire us to form a Silver or Gold LLC.  We urge you to take a couple of minutes and exam the list below to see the many benefits you will get if you hire us.  The reason we have 109 five star Google reviews and a total of 174 five star online reviews is because people love our LLC formation services and low prices.

Compare the many services show below that you get when we form an Arizona LLC with what you get if you form an Arizona LLC yourself using the Arizona Corporation Commission’s online filing service.

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What You Get If You Form Your LLC Online

If you form an Arizona LLC yourself online the ONLY THING YOU GET is the one page Articles of Organization shown below.  Compare that single piece of paper with what you will get if you you hire us to form your Silver of Gold LLC by reading the list below that describes the many services we provide.  To hire us to form an Arizona LLC complete our online LLC formation questionnaire.

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3 Column Table that Shows Contents of All Three Packages

Services We Provide with a $397 Bronze, a $597 Silver & a $997 Gold LLC Package

Arizona LLC attorney Rick Keyt (the father) at 480-664-7478 & rk@keytlaw.com and his son Arizona & California LLC attorney and former CPA Ricky Keyt at 480-664-7472 & rck@keytlaw.com answer LLC & PLLC formation questions and operational questions free of charge.  Call or email if you have any questions.

Our Arizona LLC attorney will contact the Arizona Corporation Commission to confirm that your desired name is available.  If the name is not available he will contact you to get another name that is available.

We form new LLCs and PLLCs every Wednesday or Friday unless Friday is a holiday.  If you hire us on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday we will form your LLC on the next Wednesday.  If you hire us on Wednesday or Thursday we will form your LLC on the next Friday.

We form Arizona LLCs and PLLCs by preparing and filing a custom four page Articles of Organization document that Arizona LLC attorney Richard Keyt has developed using the knowledge he has gained forming 6,700+ LLC since 1992.  We believe the one page form Articles of Organization provided by the Arizona Corporation Commission is deficient.

Richard researched Arizona LLC law and created custom four page Articles of Organization that contains provisions not found in the ACC’s form and that coordinate with corresponding provisions in the custom Operating Agreement he prepares for every LLC he forms.

The following is a list of additional provisions in our custom Articles of Organization.

7. Indemnification of Members and Managers
8. Requirement to be an Initial Member of the Company
9. Requirement to Become a Member Other than an Initial Member
10. Option to Expel a Member
11. Option to Expel a Party Named in the Articles of Organization
12. Limitations on Limited Liability Company Action

Every LLC and PLLC formed in Arizona must have a statutory agent whose name and address is stated in the company’s Articles of Organization filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission.  A statutory agent is a person over 17 or a company in Arizona that has a physical address in Arizona.  The purpose of the statutory agent is receive correspondence and documents for the company.

Our firm, KEYTLaw, LLC, is the company’s statutory agent for all the company’s we form unless the owner(s) want to appoint a different person or company.  Because we are the company’s statutory agent and our address is in Maricopa County, the company is not required to publish a Notice of Publication in an ACC approved newspaper.  Arizona’s new LLC law requires newly formed company’s whose statutory agent’s address in not in Maricopa County or Pima County to publish in a newspaper.

 We do not charge an additional amount to act as the company’s statutory agent for its first year.  After the first year we charge $99/year, but the company can replace us to avoid paying us the $99.

Arizona LLC law requires that the address of the company and all of its members and managers be stated in the company’s Articles of Organization.  The address is part of the public records of the company and can be viewed on the Arizona Corporation Commission’s website.

If you do not want your address to be included with the public records of your company you can purchase our address service for $100/year and all addresses in your company’s Articles of Organization on the ACC’s public records will be our address at 7373 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 165, Scottsdale, Arizona 852258.

Every Wednesday and Friday our messenger hand delivers two copies of the Articles of Organization of new LLCs and PLLCs to the Arizona Corporation Commission.  The ACC retains one copy and stamps the second copy and gives it back to our messenger.  Later that day we scan the Articles of Organization with the ACC’s “received” stamp on it and send it to the LLC’s contact person as a pdf file so the contact has proof to give third parties that the company was formed.

The day we submit your Articles of Organization to the Arizona Corporation Commission we will send to the LLC’s contact person an email that contains a copy of the Articles of Organization with the ACC’s stamp on it.  Give a copy of this document and the LLC’s federal employer ID number to your bank to open a bank account in the LLC’s name. FYI: Most banks will not open a bank account for the LLC until after the ACC approves the LLC’s Articles of Organization.

Arizona adopted a new LLC law on September 1, 2019, that entirely replaced Arizona’s prior LLC law that became effective in 1992.  We urge you to read our article called “13 Ways Arizona’s New LLC Law Harms LLC Members: Why All Arizona LLCs Need an Operating Agreement that Eliminates the Harmful Provisions of Arizona’s New LLC Law.”  All Arizona LLCs need an Operating Agreement with language the eliminates the harmful provisions that apply to all Arizona LLCs and PLLCs that lack a new law compliant Operating Agreement.

Every LLC and PLLC we form comes with a custom drafted Operating Agreement drafted to comply with Arizona’s entirely new LLC law that became effective September 1, 2019.  All of our Operating Agreements eliminate the harmful provisions of Arizona’s new LLC law.  We email the Operating Agreement to you in pdf format and give you a hard copy of the Operating Agreement in your LLC portfolio that contains all of your LLC/PLLC documents.

Alert: Review the Table of Contents of our multi-member Operating Agreement shown below to see how comprehensive it is.  Few people who prepare Operating Agreements include a table of contents.  Nobody, lawyer or document preparer, can give you an Operating Agreement as comprehensive as ours.

P.S.  We have two different Operating Agreements, one for multi-member LLCs and a different Operating Agreement for single member and married couple LLCs.  Nobody else does this.

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Alert: Review the Table of Contents of our single member / married couple Operating Agreement shown below to see how comprehensive it is.  Few people who prepare Operating Agreements include a table of contents.  Nobody, lawyer or document preparer, can give you an Operating Agreement as comprehensive as ours.

P.S.  We have two different Operating Agreements, one for multi-member LLCs and a different Operating Agreement for single member and married couple LLCs.  Nobody else does this.

Single Member Operating Agreement Table of Contents

Warning for Married Arizona Residents Who Want to Own an LLC as Separate Property

Arizona is a community property state.  Married Arizona residents own property as either community property or separate property.  Community property means both spouses equally own the property and if they divorce each gets one half the value of the property.  Separate property belongs only to one spouse and if the couple divorces the non-owner spouse gets none of the value of the property.

Arizona law provides that if a married couple acquires property while married the property is automatically community property unless the property was acquired by inheritance of as a gift.

Legal Significance of Arizona CP/SP Law:  If you are a married Arizona resident who is forming or previously formed an LLC while married, your spouse automatically owns one half of your interest in the LLC as community property unless your spouse signs a disclaimer in which your spouse acknowledges that the LLC interest is owned entirely by you and is your separate property.

When we form an LLC was ask if people are married.  If the answer is yes we ask for the spouse’s name and if the LLC will be owned as separate property or community property.  If the answer is separate property we prepare a Disclaimer document for the non-owner spouse to sign.  If the answer is community property then we include both spouses as parties to the Operating Agreement and include language in the Operating Agreement that says the couple own the LLC as community property with right of survivorship.  When spouses own property as CPWROS then if one spouse dies the other spouse automatically inherits the interest of the deceased spouse without the need for an expensive and time-consuming probate.

Additional Services We Provide with a $597 Silver & a $997 Gold LLC Package

The day we file the LLC’s or PLLC’s Articles of Organization with the Arizona Corporation Commission we contact the IRS and use its online EIN wizard to get the company’s EIN.  The company needs the EIN to open its bank account.  Note: If the LLC does not have a member who has a U.S. social security number or international taxpayer identification number (ITIN) we cannot get the EIN.  The non-U.S. person will have to apply for an EIN for the LLC by submitting a hard copy IRS form SS-4 to the IRS.

Although you will get a hard copy of the Operating Agreement in your red LLC portfolio that the members can sign, you also have the option to have DocuSign send an email with the Operating Agreement to all members so they can sign it digitally. When all members have digitally signed Operating Agreement DocuSign will send every member an email message that has the fully signed Operating Agreement attached as a pdf file.

Arizona LLC attorneys Richard Keyt and his son Richard C. Keyt wrote the Arizona LLC Operations Manual because in forming 6,700+ they learned years ago that new LLC owners have the same questions about operating their newly formed LLC or PLLC.  The Keyts realized they could save themselves a lot of time answering operational questions if they put all the answers to commonly asked questions in text in an online eBook..  Check out the Table of Contents to see the 70+ topics discussed in the Operations Manual.

One of the most popular chapters of the book is Chapter 3 because it contains a checklist of 34 post formation operational tasks that should be performed in the first 75 days after the LLC or PLLC is formed.

P.S.  The Keyts are always happy to answer LLC operational questions even though the answer may be in the Operations Manual.

All members become subscribers to our LLC Alert System that consists of 50 informational email messages that remind the members to accomplish important post formation tasks and that give the members important information about post formation operational issues such as the four ways and LLC can be taxed and how to elect to have the LLC or PLLC taxed as an S corporation.

The subjects of the emails are:

  1. List of LLC formation services Richard Keyt will provide
  2. How We Get an Employer ID Number (EIN) from the IRS for Your LLC
  3. Warning: Arizona Corporation Commission Problems & How the Problems Affect Your Company
  4. How to Open a Bank Account Before the Articles of Organization are Approved
  5. When Will the Arizona Corporation Commission Review Your LLC’s Articles of Organization?
  6. The Arizona Corporation Commission’s Formation Process
  7. More Information about Opening the LLC’s Bank Account
  8. How to Check the Status of Your LLC with the Arizona Corporation Commission
  9. How to Learn More about Operating Your LLC
  10. Checklist of 34 Post Formation Tasks in Chapter 3 of the LLC Operations Manual
  11. Arizona’s LLC Law Newspaper Publication Requirement
  12. How Do I Get Money into My LLC?
  13. Taxes: The Four Ways an LLC Can Be Taxed
  14. Taxes: S Corporation Election to Save Employment Taxes
  15. Taxes: How Internal Revenue Code Section 199A Allows You to Deduct 20% of Business Income
  16. Taxes: Top 40 2019 Federal Income Tax Saving Opportunities
  17. When Must You Amend Your LLC’s Articles of Organization?
  18. Your LLC May Need Arizona State & City Transaction Privilege Tax Licenses
  19. How to Document Loans to an LLC
  20. What is a Springing Member & How to Name a Springing Member
  21. How to Modify Your LLC’s Operating Agreement
  22. Importance of Setting Up Your LLC’s Bookkeeping System
  23. Commercial Real Estate Leases
  24. Warning: How to Convey Arizona Real Estate to Your LLC
  25. Why a Sole Member of an Arizona LLC Needs an Operating Agreement?
  26. Reminder: Have All Members Signed the Operating Agreement?
  27. Does Your LLC Need a Real Estate Lease?
  28. Have You Protected Your Most Valuable Assets?
  29. About Real Estate Contracts & Leases
  30. Warning: Owners of Arizona Residential Rental Real Estate Must Collect & Pay Rent Tax
  31. Ask a Tax Accountant Which of the 4 Tax Methods is Best for Your LLC
  32. Employment Agreements & Independent Contractor Agreements
  33. Find Out Who Will Inherit Your LLC if You Die
  34. How to Get a Trade Name aka DBA for an Arizona LLC
  35. Should Your LLC Elect to be Taxed as an S Corporation?
  36. Importance of Knowing & Following Arizona LLC Law
  37. Warning:  Don’t Commingle Your LLC’s Bank Account with Your Bank Account
  38. How to Register a Federal Trademark
  39. Importance of Documenting Actions Approved by Members & Managers
  40. How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing for an Arizona LLC
  41. Examples What LLC Signatures Look Like on Contracts
  42. When Must an LLC Change Its Address with the Arizona Corporation Commission?
  43. Does Arizona LLC Law Require My LLC to Hold Annual Meetings?
  44. Does Arizona LLC Law Require My Arizona LLC to File an Annual Report with the Arizona Corporation Commission?
  45. Warning: A Multi-member LLC’s Most Important Document
  46. Take the Do-It-Yourself LLC Legal Audit
  47. Warning: Arizona Employment Law for LLCs that Have an Employee
  48. Warning: Improper Signature on a Contract Can Make You Personally Liable
  49. How to Add or Remove a a Member of an Arizona LLC
  50. Warning: Workplace Employee Notice Posters Required by Arizona Law

In addition to us sending digital copies of the Articles of Organization, the Arizona Corporation Commission’s approval letter and the Operating Agreement we will mail you a high quality portfolio with all of the LLC’s documents organized behind tabs.

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You can take our do-it-yourself LLC audit that will tell you if there are post formation issues that you need to do, but have not yet done.  The audit consists of 83 questions, 32 tasks and 29 alerts that will tell you the legal health of your LLC.  Questions are asked or not asked depending on the answers given to earlier questions.

For example, the audit will ask if your LLC will own real estate.  If the answer is no then no additional real estate related questions will be asked.  If the answer is yes, the the audit will ask additional questions such as has the real estate been conveyed to the LLC by a deed and did you notify your insurance company that the owner of the real estate changed and is the LLC named as an insured on the insurance policy?

If your answer finds a problem then the audit will tell you what you must do to fix the problem.

Additional Services We Provide with a $997 Gold LLC Package (the Confidential LLC)

We prepare a revocable living trust that will be the member/owner of the LLC.  The trustee and beneficiary of the trust is the person who would be the member if there were no trust.  When a married couple hires us and they want to own their interest in the company as community property then both spouses are trustees and beneficiaries.  Each trustee has total control of the LLC or the membership interest in the LLC if there are other members.

The Articles of Organization will state that the member and manager is the trust.  For example, if the name of the trust is the Camelback Mountain Trust, the Articles of Organization will state that the member and manager is the Camelback Mountain Trust and the trust’s address is c/o KEYTLaw, LLC, 7373 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 165, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.  This keeps the name and address of the person or people off the public records of the Arizona Corporation Commission.

The Gold LLC comes with one revocable living trust.  If the LLC will have more than one member that wants confidentiality and wants a trust, we charge an additional $297 for each additional trust.

Benefits of the Revocable Living Trust

Here are the major benefits of the trust we create for you:

  • The trust is revocable, which means you can amend or terminate the trust at any time unless you are mentally incapacitated or deceased.
  • The trust agreement names who will inherit the LLC and all other assets owned by the trust if the sole beneficiary were to die or if both beneficiaries die when there are two beneficiaries.
  • The trust agreement can have alternative future beneficiaries in case a beneficiary were to die.  For example, the trust could say everything goes equally to my son and daughter, but if either dies before me or us then the share that would have gone to the deceased child will go to my brother Robert, but if he is deceased then to the Salvation Army.
  • The trust can own other assets in addition to the LLC.  It can own anything.  The advantage of having the trust own other assets is that you can insure that all the assets owned by the trust will pass on the death of the beneficiary or both beneficiaries to the heirs that you name in the trust agreement.
  • On the death of a sole beneficiary or the death of the surviving beneficiary if a married couple are both beneficiaries all assets owned by the trust pass to the designated future beneficiary or beneficiaries automatically with the need for an expensive, time consuming and public superior court probate proceeding.
  • You can name a first successor trustee or co-trustees and an alternate second successor trustee or co-trustees to take control of trust assets if you were to die or become mentally incapacitated or if both you and your spouse were to become mentally incapacitated or die.
  • If your future beneficiaries are minors your successor trustee or co-trustees could manage the assets in the trust until the children become adults.

Arizona LLC law requires that the company’s Articles of Organization that is a public document state:

  1. the company’s principal address, and
  2. the name and address of all members and managers.

When we form a Gold LLC the address for the company and all of its managers is our address at 7373 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 165, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.

People who purchase our Gold LLC package get a $500 discount off the price of our estate plan, which is normally $2,997 for a single person or $3,497 for a married or unmarried couple.  We are also estate planning attorneys who prepare Wills, Trusts and estate planning documents to protect your loved ones in the event of your death.

To learn more about what is included in our estate plan package read “Arizona Estate Plan Contents.”  Get our free eBook called Family Asset Protection.”  This book contains:

  • Bad estate planning examples of the rich and famous.
  • The ultimate estate planning nightmare.
  • Learn who inherits your property if you are an Arizona resident who dies without a Will or Trust.
  • #1 reason to have a Trust: to provide life-time asset protection for a spouse, children and loved ones.
  • Wills and trusts explained.
  • Illustrations show how Trust assets are allocated after death of first spouse then the second spouse.

Two Easy Ways to Hire Us to Form Your Arizona LLC

We’ve made it very easy to hire Richard Keyt (6,700+ LLCs formed) and KEYTLaw, LLC, to form your new Arizona LLC.  It’s a simple 5 – 10 minute process.  To hire Richard Keyt to form your new Bronze ($397), Silver ($597) or Gold ($997) LLC select one of the following two options:

Option 1 – Telephone

Call any of the following KEYTLaw people and give your LLC and credit card information over the phone:

  • Richard Keyt (father) – 480-664-7478
  • Richard C. Keyt (son) – 480-664-7472

Option 2 – Online

Complete our LLC Formation Questionnaire and click on the submit button at the end.  Our system will email the completed Questionnaire to the email address you specify in the Questionnaire so you can review the information to make sure everything is correct.

For People Who Want to Form an LLC Themselves

If you think you might want to create a do-it-yourself Arizona LLC you must read Arizona LLC attorney Richard Keyt’s article called “Arizona LLC Formation Online Checklist (10 Easy Steps).”  This article explains in detail how you can create an Arizona LLC online for $85 in 10 – 15 minutes.

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