Arizona Limited Liability Company Law (2018)2018-10-01T09:38:43+00:00

Arizona LLC attorney Richard Keyt, JD. LL.M (tax law) formed his first Arizona LLC 25 years ago on the day Arizona’s LLC law became effective.  Since October of 1992 Richard has formed 6,100+ Arizona LLCs.  People love Richard’s LLC formation services. See his 121 five star Google & Facebook reviews.

Warning to Existing Arizona LLC Owners:  Arizona’s new LLC law that replaces current LLC law is effective September 1, 2020.  All Arizona LLCs created before and after the effective date need an Operating Agreement that complies with the new law and that eliminates the nasty litigation causing provisions in the new law.  Learn more about the new law and why Richard Keyt calls the new Arizona law the liability company act rather than the limited liability company act.

Richard and his son former CPA and Arizona and California LLC attorney Richard C. Keyt, JD, MS (accounting) created this site because they want to educate people about Arizona limited liability company law and they want to form your LLC.  This site contains many articles about forming, operating and terminating Arizona LLCs.

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Why 6,100+ People Have Hired Us to Form Their LLC

  • New AZ LLC Law Compliant: Your LLC's Operating Agreement will have 17+ pages of text that addresses Arizona's new LLC law effective 9/1/19 so you won't need to amend the Operating Agreement when the new law becomes effective
  • New IRS Audit Rules Compliant: Your Operating Agreement will have provisions for the new IRS audit rules that became effective 1/1/18
  • Peace of Mind: Your LLC will be formed correctly by experienced Arizona LLC attorneys
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  • Great Service: We hand file the Articles of Organization & will be the LLC's statutory agent.
  • Custom Operating Agreement: Prepared by an Arizona LLC & tax lawyer who has drafted 6,100+ Operating Agreements
  • LLC's EIN: We get the LLC's employer ID number from the IRS (Silver & Gold LLCs)
  • Arizona LLC Operations Manual: This 170 page e-book tells you everything you need to know about operating your LLC after it has been formed (Silver & Gold LLCs)
  • Post Formation Checklist: The checklist describes 34 important tasks that must be performed in first 75 days after forming the LLC (Silver & Gold LLCs)
  • Digitally Signed Operating Agreement: Members of multi-member LLCs may digitally sign the Operating Agreement (Silver & Gold LLCs)
  • Do-it-yourself LLC Legal Audit - 83 questions, 32 tasks and 29 alerts about the legal health of your LLC (Silver & Gold LLCs)
  • Unique Arizona LLC Alert System: We send the members 42 email messages after forming the LLC that explain how to accomplish important post formation tasks (Silver & Gold LLCs)
  • Free PDF Copies of LLC Documents (Optional): In addition to hard copies of LLC documents in your portfolio we email pdf copies to the members
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Arizona Adopted a New LLC Law

Arizona adopted a new LLC law that replaces existing Arizona LLC law in its entirety.  The new LLC law is effective 9/1/19 for LLCs formed after 8/31/19 and effective 9/1/20 for all Arizona LLCs formed before that date.

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Warning:  All Arizona LLCs need an Operating Agreement that complies with current & new Arizona LLC law.  All of our Operating Agreements have language that complies with current & new AZ LLC law.

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LLC Owners Beware! Ignorance of the new LLC law is not bliss.  The new Arizona LLC law affects all existing & future AZ LLCs. Learn more about Arizona’s new LLC law by subscribing to our free Arizona LLC Act email list.

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KEYTLaw vs LegalZoom

Although Richard Keyt charges less to form an Arizona LLC than LegalZoom, learn why it is better to hire Richard to start your new AZ LLC.

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Get Arizona LLC attorney’s free article called Common LLC Mistakes. Learn about the LLC mistakes people frequently make so you can avoid them.

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Buy a $997 Gold LLC package if you want confidentiality. It keeps your name & address off the Arizona Corporation Commission’s LLC records.

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KEYTLaw’s Youtube Channel

Our Youtube channel contains many videos that explain issues that arise when forming and operating Arizona LLCs.  Our channel has a series of videos that demonstrate how to prepare the most commonly used Arizona Corporation Commission forms and how to search the ACC’s online database to find information about LLCs and their members & managers..

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Purchase an ALLCA compliant Operating Agreement for your Arizona LLC written to comply with Arizona’s new LLC law by an LLC attorney who has prepared 6,100+ Operating Agreements. Get a 30+ page OA for a one member LLC or a 50+ page OA for a multi-member LLC. Each OA includes 1/2 hour of attorney time to answer questions & modify the agreement.

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Purchase a Tax Audit Agreement

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 changed the audit rules for LLCs taxed as partnerships after 2017.  See “LLCs Taxed as Partnerships Must Adopt a Tax Audit Agreement” to learn why ALL LLCs taxed as partnerships must adopt a Tax Audit Agreement that contains language that deals with the new audit rules.  Purchase a $497 Tax Audit Agreement by completing our Questionnaire.

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Changing LLC Members

To add or remove a member of an LLC or change the percentage ownership of a member the member(s) must document the change by filing an amendment to the Articles of Organization with the Arizona Corporation Commission and the sign an amendment to the Operating Agreement. Warning: If a member terminates the member must sign a document that proves there was a transfer on a specified date.

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Hire Us to be Statutory Agent

Hire KEYTLaw, LLC, to be the statutory agent (called a resident agent in many states) of your Arizona or non-Arizona LLC or corporation for $99/year. If your LLC doesn’t have an Arizona address for its required place of business in Arizona or if you don’t want to use your home address purchase our address service for $100/year so the address of the LLC and its members on the ACC’s records can be our address.

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Buy Sell Agreement

A Buy Sell Agreement may be a multi-member LLC’s most important document because it contains the members’ exit strategy. A BSA contains buy out provisions that arise if a member dies, files for bankruptcy, is convicted of a felony, ceases to work full time for the company, tries to transfer ownership to a third party or engages in any other triggering event the members want. Ask Richard Keyt about a “shot gun” buy out clause.

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Client Testimonials

In forming 6,100+ Arizona LLCs we have had thousands of happy clients. A few testimonials are shown below, but here is how to access the complete list of satisfied LLC purchasers:

How to Open a Bank Account for an Arizona LLC Before the ACC Approves Its Articles of Organization

Because the Arizona Corporation Commission's new database is broken and apparently can't be fixed the time the ACC takes to review and approve the Articles of Organization filed to create a new Arizona LLC or PLLC has sky-rocketed through the roof.  To see how long it will take for the Arizona Corporation Commission to review and approve your company's Articles of Organization go to the ACC's processing times web page.  See also my article called "Arizona Corporation Commission’s New Database System Sucks." This delay is preventing people from opening a bank account in the name of the newly formed company.  [...]

Arizona Corporation Terminates Its Email Address for Problems

We got the following message in an email we received from the Arizona Corporation Commission today, October 1, 2018: "THE DOCUMENT INTAKE MAILBOX IS BEING DISCONTINUED, EFFECTIVE AT 5:00 P.M. MST, OCTOBER 5, 2018.  We will continue to accept documents emailed to DOCUMENTINTAKE@AZCC.GOV through October 5, 2018 at 5 pm MST.  After that point, the mailbox will be closed and will not accept any additional emails.  We strongly encourage you to use online filing available at http://ecorp.azcc.gov.  We will continue to accept paper documents mailed or walked in to 1300 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ  85007.  If you have any [...]

How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing for an Arizona LLC

Question:  How can I get a Certificate of Good standing for my Arizona LLC from the Arizona Corporation Commission? Answer:  The first thing you need to know is you should not follow the instructions on the Arizona Corporation Commission's website because those instructions are wrong.  Second, the process is complicated, which is why I created an instructional video that shows you what you must do to purchase the COGS for $45 and immediately download a Certificate of Good Standing.

How to Open a Bank Account for an Arizona LLC Before the ACC Approves Its Articles of Organization

Because the Arizona Corporation Commission's new database is broken and apparently can't be fixed the time the ACC takes to review and approve the Articles of Organization filed to create a new Arizona LLC or PLLC has sky-rocketed through the roof.  To see how long it will take for the Arizona Corporation Commission to review and approve your company's Articles of Organization go to the ACC's processing times web page.  See also my article called "Arizona Corporation Commission’s New Database System Sucks." This delay is preventing people from opening a bank account in the name of the newly formed company.  [...]

Arizona Corporation Terminates Its Email Address for Problems

We got the following message in an email we received from the Arizona Corporation Commission today, October 1, 2018: "THE DOCUMENT INTAKE MAILBOX IS BEING DISCONTINUED, EFFECTIVE AT 5:00 P.M. MST, OCTOBER 5, 2018.  We will continue to accept documents emailed to DOCUMENTINTAKE@AZCC.GOV through October 5, 2018 at 5 pm MST.  After that point, the mailbox will be closed and will not accept any additional emails.  We strongly encourage you to use online filing available at http://ecorp.azcc.gov.  We will continue to accept paper documents mailed or walked in to 1300 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ  85007.  If you have any [...]

How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing for an Arizona LLC

Question:  How can I get a Certificate of Good standing for my Arizona LLC from the Arizona Corporation Commission? Answer:  The first thing you need to know is you should not follow the instructions on the Arizona Corporation Commission's website because those instructions are wrong.  Second, the process is complicated, which is why I created an instructional video that shows you what you must do to purchase the COGS for $45 and immediately download a Certificate of Good Standing.

How to Open a Bank Account for an Arizona LLC Before the ACC Approves Its Articles of Organization

Because the Arizona Corporation Commission's new database is broken and apparently can't be fixed the time the ACC takes to review and approve the Articles of Organization filed to create a new Arizona LLC or PLLC has sky-rocketed through the roof.  To see how long it will take for the Arizona Corporation Commission to review and approve your company's Articles of Organization go to the ACC's processing times web page.  See also my article called "Arizona Corporation Commission’s New Database System Sucks." This delay is preventing people from opening a bank account in the name of the newly formed company.  [...]

Arizona Corporation Terminates Its Email Address for Problems

We got the following message in an email we received from the Arizona Corporation Commission today, October 1, 2018: "THE DOCUMENT INTAKE MAILBOX IS BEING DISCONTINUED, EFFECTIVE AT 5:00 P.M. MST, OCTOBER 5, 2018.  We will continue to accept documents emailed to DOCUMENTINTAKE@AZCC.GOV through October 5, 2018 at 5 pm MST.  After that point, the mailbox will be closed and will not accept any additional emails.  We strongly encourage you to use online filing available at http://ecorp.azcc.gov.  We will continue to accept paper documents mailed or walked in to 1300 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ  85007.  If you have any [...]

How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing for an Arizona LLC

Question:  How can I get a Certificate of Good standing for my Arizona LLC from the Arizona Corporation Commission? Answer:  The first thing you need to know is you should not follow the instructions on the Arizona Corporation Commission's website because those instructions are wrong.  Second, the process is complicated, which is why I created an instructional video that shows you what you must do to purchase the COGS for $45 and immediately download a Certificate of Good Standing.

How to Open a Bank Account for an Arizona LLC Before the ACC Approves Its Articles of Organization

Because the Arizona Corporation Commission's new database is broken and apparently can't be fixed the time the ACC takes to review and approve the Articles of Organization filed to create a new Arizona LLC or PLLC has sky-rocketed through the roof.  To see how long it will take for the Arizona Corporation Commission to review and approve your company's Articles of Organization go to the ACC's processing times web page.  See also my article called "Arizona Corporation Commission’s New Database System Sucks." This delay is preventing people from opening a bank account in the name of the newly formed company.  [...]

Arizona Corporation Terminates Its Email Address for Problems

We got the following message in an email we received from the Arizona Corporation Commission today, October 1, 2018: "THE DOCUMENT INTAKE MAILBOX IS BEING DISCONTINUED, EFFECTIVE AT 5:00 P.M. MST, OCTOBER 5, 2018.  We will continue to accept documents emailed to DOCUMENTINTAKE@AZCC.GOV through October 5, 2018 at 5 pm MST.  After that point, the mailbox will be closed and will not accept any additional emails.  We strongly encourage you to use online filing available at http://ecorp.azcc.gov.  We will continue to accept paper documents mailed or walked in to 1300 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ  85007.  If you have any [...]

How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing for an Arizona LLC

Question:  How can I get a Certificate of Good standing for my Arizona LLC from the Arizona Corporation Commission? Answer:  The first thing you need to know is you should not follow the instructions on the Arizona Corporation Commission's website because those instructions are wrong.  Second, the process is complicated, which is why I created an instructional video that shows you what you must do to purchase the COGS for $45 and immediately download a Certificate of Good Standing.