Question: People frequently ask me why they should hire me, Richard Keyt, an Arizona LLC attorney who has formed 9,000+ AZ LLCs, to form their Arizona limited liability company instead of LegalZoom?

Answer: People should hire me to form their AZ LLC instead of LegalZoom for the following reasons:

  • We file the new company’s FinCEN Beneficial Owner Information report required by the Corporate Transparency Act for our Silver and Gold LLC formation packages.  If your new company does not file this report within 90 days of its formation date the U.S. Treasury can fine the company $500 a day for each day the report is late.  See FinCEN Filer, LLC to learn more about this law.  Companies formed before 2024 must file their report on or before December 31, 2024.  LegalZoom charges an additional $99 to file this report.
  • I’m $372 Cheaper than LegalZoom for Similar Services: As of 2/24/24 LegalZoom’s premium LLC formation package is $582, but it includes an attorney fee of $49/month for a year, which is an additional $588/year.  FinCEN BOI report filing fee is $99.  The total LLC premium formation fee for the first year is $1,269, which is $372 more than my $897 Silver LLC package which includes filing the FinCEN BOI report.
  • Our annual statutory agent (aka Registered Agent) fee is $99.  LegalZoom’s annual statutory agent Service is $199/year.
  • I’ve Got 356 Five Star Reviews: Read our 356 happy client five-star reviews on Google, Facebook & Birdeye.  When I Google LegalZoom it doesn’t display any reviews.
  • I’m an Arizona LLC Attorney who has been forming LLCs since 1992: I formed the first LLC in Arizona the day Arizona’s LLC law became effective in October of 1992. I have formed 9,000+ Arizona LLCs since I started counting in 2002.

  • I do not disclaim responsibility for my services: 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, and hire an LLC attorney to form their LLC.

  • I Answer Arizona LLC 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 has LLC attorneys who answer LLC questions, but if it does, do you really want a nameless LegalZoom sales rep with unknown AZ LLC experience to answer Arizona LLC questions?

See the contents and prices of our three LLC packages.

Hire LLC Attorney Richard Keyt to Form an LLC

To hire Richard take five minutes and complete our online LLC Formation Questionnaire.

Compare the LLC Formation Services of the Keyts vs. LegalZoom

LLC Formation Service as of 5/14/23KEYTLawLegalZoom
LLC Formation Service as of 5/14/23KEYTLawLegalZoom

LLC Formation package



Base LLC formation package fee



Fee to file the Articles of Organization with the Arizona Corporation Commission on an expedited basis



Operating Agreement & getting the LLC's Employer ID Number (EIN) from the IRS


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



Total cost to form an AZ LLC with above formation services



Additional cost to use LegalZoom instead of KEYTLaw


Annual statutory agent fee after 1st year.



Unlimited phone calls with an AZ LLC attorney who has formed 9,000+ 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)

When Will the LLC be Approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission

day we are hired and paid7 - 9 business days after being hired!!!!

Email a pdf copy of the Articles of Organization approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission

day we are hired and paid?

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 9,000+ Operating Agreements?

Members get the Arizona LLC Operations Manual, a 170 page book written by an Arizona LLC attorney who has formed 9,000+ AZ LLCs.


Members get 50 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 34 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 paper copies of 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 (9,000+ LLCs formed) to form your LLC select one of the following options. Your LLC will be formed and can open its bank account the same day or the next business day after we are hired. See the “Contents of the Bronze ($497), Silver ($797) & Gold ($1,297) LLC Packages.

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

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.

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 “Step by Step Guide: How to Form Arizona LLC 2024 in (6 Easy Steps).”