This website is the go to source for information about forming and operating Arizona limited liability companies. This website is created by Arizona LLC attorneys Richard Keyt, JD. LL.M (tax law) who has formed 3,800+ Arizona LLCs and his son Richard C. Keyt, JD, CPA. Richard Keyt formed his first LLC for a client on October 1, 1992, the day that Arizona’s LLC law first became effective.
The Keyts provide this LLC law website as a public service to inform people about legal issues arising from forming and operating AZ LLCs. In this era of out of control litigation, it is extremely important that an owner of an Arizona business or investment real estate own the business or property in an Arizona limited liability company to protect the owner’s life savings from claims and liabilities that may arise from the operation of the business or the real estate.
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LLC Law Website Table of Contents. In forming 3,700+ Arizona LLCs we learned long ago that people ask the same questions over and over so we wrote articles and put them on this website to answer the common questions people ask about Arizona LLCs. See our Arizona LLC Law Website Table of Contents for topic areas and a list of our articles about forming, operating and terminating Arizona LLCs.
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Separate/Community Property Warning for Married Arizona Residents!! If you are a married Arizona resident and you want to own your interest in an Arizona LLC as your sole and separate property, you must have your spouse sign a document in which he/she disclaims ownership of the LLC. If your spouse does not sign a Disclaimer Arizona law (ARS Section 25-211.A) provides that he/she will automatically own one half of your interest in the LLC regardless of whether he/she is mentioned in any of the LLC's documents. To learn more about this issue see Arizona LLC attorney Richard Keyt's article called "How Do I Acquire an Ownership Interest in an Arizona LLC as Separate Property?" Protect yourself and preserve your separate property ownership of your LLC by purchasing Richard Keyt's Disclaimer form for $47. The Disclaimer is a downloadable fill in the blanks pdf file that you can edit and arrange for your spouse to sign if you want to own your LLC as your separate property.
Document the Addition or Removal of a Member of an LLC. Arizona Revised Statutes Section 29-633.B requires that the company file an amendment to its Articles of Organization with the Arizona Corporation Commission if: (1) in the case of a member managed company: (A) a person who was not named as a member in the Articles of Organization acquires a membership interest in the company, (B) a person who was named as a member in the Articles of Organization ceases to own a membership interest, or (2) in the case of a manager managed company: (A) a person who was not named as a member in the Articles of Organization acquires 20% or more of the percentage interests, (B) a person who was named as a member in the Articles of Organization ceases to own 20% or more of the percentage interests, or (C) the company adds or deletes a manager. Arizona law requires that the LLC file the amendment to its Articles of Organization within thirty days of the occurrence of the change. Read "What to Do When Your LLC Adds or Deletes a Member or if a Member’s Interest in the Company Changes."