Should Richard Keyt or LegalZoom Form My LLC?

Question: People frequently ask me “why should I hire Richard Keyt to form my Arizona limited liability company rather than LegalZoom?

Answer: You should hire me, Arizona LLC attorney Richard Keyt, to form your AZ LLC instead of LegalZoom for the following major reasons:

  • 137 Five Star Reviews: See our happy client reviews
  • Cheaper:  I’m $195 less for similar services as of 4/8/18 (see the comparison table below).  See also the price summary that omits the $159 resident agent fee.
  • Attorney Formed: I’m an Arizona attorney who has formed 6,200+ Arizona LLCs since I formed my first LLC in 1992.

  • No Disclaimers: I don’t require my clients to agree to disclaimers like the following found in bold text in LezalZoom’s “Terms of Service Agreement“:

I understand and agree that LegalZoom is not a law firm or an attorney, may not perform services performed by an attorney, and its forms or templates are not a substitute for the advice or services of an attorney. Rather, I am representing myself in this legal matter.”

Why would you hire a company that tells you it is “not a substitute for the advice or services of an attorney.”  Isn’t LegalZoom advising people to hire an attorney to form their LLC?  That language should cause people to run away, run away.

  • Attorneys Answer Questions for Free: My son Arizona LLC attorney and former CPA Richard C. Keyt (480-664-7472) and I (480-664-7478) answer LLC questions for free.  I don’t know if LegalZoom answers LLC questions, but if it does, do you really want a nameless LegalZoom sales rep with unknown AZ LLC experience to answer LLC questions?

See a summary of services for my three LLC formation packages and detailed contents of the Bronze ($397), Silver ($597) & Gold ($997) LLC Packages.

Hire LLC Attorney Richard Keyt to Form an LLC

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Compare the LLC Formation Services of Richard Keyt vs. Legalzoom

LLC Formation ServiceRichard KeytLegalZoom
LLC Formation ServiceRichard KeytLegalZoom

LLC formation package as of 4/8/18

Silver $597

Express Gold $349

Fee to file the Articles of Organization with the ACC on an expedited basis



Statutory agent service for the first year. Arizona LLC law requires all AZ LLCs have a statutory agent.



Prepare a custom Operating Agreement



Obtain the LLC's federal employer identification number from the IRS



Total cost to form an AZ LLC with similar formation services



Amount saved if you hire Richard Keyt to form your LLC instead of LegalZoom

Richard Keyt is $195 less than LegalZoom

LegalZoom is $195 more than Richard Keyt for similar services

Unlimited phone calls with an AZ LLC attorney who has formed 6,200+ LLCs to answer your LLC questions for free


Name selection advice from an AZ LLC attorney


Confirm LLC's name with Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC)

Prepare and file ACC's form Articles of Organization

not used

Prepare custom Attorney researched 4 page Articles of Organization with Springing Member & Noneconomic Member provisions and other provisions that tie into corresponding provisions in the Operating Agreement


Attorney prepared 35 page custom Operating Agreement written for a single member or husband and wife owned LLC

one size fits all

Attorney prepared 55 page custom Operating Agreement written for a multi-member LLC

one size fits all

Experience of the person who prepares the Operating Agreement

Richard Keyt has prepared 6,200+ Operating Agreements?

Members get the Arizona LLC Operations Manual, a 170 page book written by an Arizona LLC attorney who has formed 6,200+ AZ LLCs. See the Operations Manual


Members get 42 post LLC formation email alerts reminding them to complete various tasks


Members get Arizona LLC attorney Richard Keyt's free 83 question do-it-yourself comprehensive LLC legal audit


In addition to hard copies of all LLC documents members get digital pdf copies of the documents.


The Operating Agreement can be digitally signed using DocuSign.


Checklist of 29 tasks that the LLC must accomplish in the first 75 days after formation and the deadline for performing each task


Membership certificates for each member

Worthless, but cool looking seal that has no legal significance under AZ LLC law that misleads people into thinking it has value


LLC portfolio that contains the LLC's formation documents organized behind tabs

How to Hire Richard Keyt to Form Your Arizona LLC

To hire Arizona LLC attorney Richard Keyt (6,200+ LLCs formed) to form your LLC select one of the following options. Your LLC will be formed and can open its bank account the next Friday after we are hired. See the “Contents of the Bronze ($397), Silver ($597) & Gold ($997) LLC Packages.

Option 1: Quickest, Easiest & Most Popular – Telephone (Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm). Call and give your information to:

  • Richard Keyt – 480-664-7478
  • Arizona LLC attorney and former CPA Richard C. Keyt – 480-664-7472
  • LLC legal assistant Kate Keyt - 480-664-7846

Option 2: Online – Available 24/7

Call Us if You Have any Questions

Call Arizona LLC attorneys Richard C. Keyt (480-664-7472) or his father Richard Keyt (480-664-7478) if you have any questions about forming or operating an Arizona limited liability company. They don’t charge to answer questions over the phone.

2018-05-02T20:27:16+00:00February 1st, 2016|FAQs, Forming LLCs|0 Comments

About the Author:

The author of this article is Richard Keyt, an Arizona limited liability company attorney who has formed 6,000+ LLCs. His Silver & Gold LLC packages include the $85 expedited filing fee, a custom Operating Agreement and 170 ebook called the Arizona LLC Operations Manual. Connect with Richard at 480-664-7478 or on Google+