Question: I know that Arizona LLC law requires that the names and addresses of all members of a member managed Arizona limited liability company be disclosed in the Articles of Organization filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission. I also know that anybody who searches my LLC’s name or my name on the ACC’s website will find me and my LLC if I am named in the Articles of Organization. How can I form an Arizona LLC without disclosing that I am the ultimate owner of the LLC?
Answer: The cheapest and easier way to form an Arizona LLC without disclosing your name and address is to have your trust own the membership interest in the LLC instead of you. For this to work, two requirements must be satisfied:
- The name of the trust must not include your name or anything that would tie the trust to you.
- In the LLC’s Articles of Organization you name the trust as the member or manager and do not put your name in the document.
You should not put an address in the Articles of Organization for the company, a member or a manager that is an address that somebody could tie to you. Instead, get a Post Office box or a UPS mailbox.
For more on this topic read my article called “The Confidential LLC – How to Form an Arizona LLC without Disclosing Its Ultimate Owner(s).”
How to Hire Richard Keyt to Prepare a Confidential Trust
If you want me to prepare a Confidential Trust for you, the simplest and least expensive way is to hire me to form your Arizona LLC ($597) and prepare the Confidential Trust for $297, a $200 discount off the $497 price charged if I do not form your LLC.
If you do not hire me to prepare your LLC and you want to hire me to prepare your Confidential Trust for $497, complete my online Confidential Trust Preparation Agreement then print, sign and deliver the signed agreement to me per the instructions on the last page of the form. You can pay online in our web store or call KEYTLaw legal assistant Michelle Watkins at 480-664-7413 and give her your information over the phone.