Arizona LLC Formation

Arizona LLC Formation Attorneys & Lawyers for Hire

Steven Stark LLC Formation Lawyer for AZ

For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
188 reviews

Joshua Garber LLC Formation Lawyer for AZ

Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
150 reviews

Stacy Smith LLC Formation Lawyer for AZ

Stacy Smith is your go-to for your business and real estate needs. She can help with business sales and purchases, entity formation, contracts, and more. Whether your business needs help with vendor agreements or financing, Ms. Smith can help. She can also deal with things like zoning and separating or combining lots. She brings her 25 years of experience to every legal issue.
73 reviews

Joshua Y. Lee LLC Formation Lawyer for AZ

Prior to earning his J.D. at Pacific Coast University School of Law, Joshua Y. Lee served for 20 years as the CEO of Top Resources, Inc. He now uses that business experience to counsel his clients on employment and business matters, with a particular emphasis on wrongful termination, wage and hour, employee handbooks, and best practices. In addition, he’s a skilled estate planner.

A. Joseph Siegel LLC Formation Lawyer for AZ

Joe is licensed to practice law in NY, CT and DC. His practice areas include transactional commercial and residential real estate, contracts, and corporate governance. He f... read more
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Matthew Aycock LLC Formation Lawyer for AZ

Matthew was the owner of the well-known law firm, The Aycock Law Firm, P.C. for almost four years after he consulted with a startup National Title Company. His specialties include real estate, estate planning and credit law. Aycock received his JD from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He is currently involved in a project known as Retirement Size - this has been up and running since 2012.
2 reviews

Joubin Sedgh LLC Formation Lawyer for AZ

Joubin Sedgh, a founding partner of Los Angeles-based Eikon Law, specializes in business law. He advises firms on a broad range of topics and has counseled foreign companies interested in franchising in the U.S. Joubin received his J.D. with a concentration in Litigation from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is admitted to practice in California as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
2 reviews

Paul Geilich LLC Formation Lawyer for AZ

Attorney Paul Geilich has over three decades of experience as a commercial litigator and also specializes in business bankruptcy and transactional bankruptcy. He has represented clients in and out of state and federal courts. While he does handle all bankruptcy cases, he likes to represent clients with Chapter 11 filings. Some of his clients come from backgrounds in the oil and gas industry, banking industry, and real estate industry. Attorney Geilich has been awarded and holds an AV Preeminent peer rating from the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating service.

Bill Goode LLC Formation Lawyer for AZ

Bill Goode received his B.A. in Economics from the College of William & Mary in 1996. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond in 1999.... read more
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Starting an LLC in Arizona with a business startup attorney on UpCounsel is easy, informative, and cost-effective. In just three simple steps, our LLC attorneys will help you protect your business and personal assets, and help you organize your business for state and federal compliance for limited liability companies.

When forming an LLC in Arizona with UpCounsel, the attorney you choose to help you will conduct a business name search for your Arizona LLC and assist you in preparing your LLC Operating Agreement, along with providing other legal services based on your needs. Once your Articles of Organization have been prepared and successfully filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission, your Arizona LLC has been formed and begins its existence as a Corporation entity.

Requirements for Forming a Arizona LLC

Choosing a Company Name for Your LLC

One of the first steps in the process of forming your Arizona Limited Liability Company is to choose your business name.

The business name that you choose must contain the words "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "LLC" or "L.L.C." as the last words in the name of the limited liability company. A professional LLC must contain the words "professional limited liability company" or the abbreviations "P.L.L.C.", "P.L.C.", "PLLC", or "PLC." The words "limited" and "company" may be abbreviated to "Ltd." and "Co.", respectively.

It must be distinguishable (not the same as or deceptively similar to) the name of an Arizona Limited Liability Company or foreign LLC reserved or registered and the words "Bank", "Banc", and "Bancorp", must be for a company that is a bank and must be approved by the Department of Banking.

Your LLC name may contain the name of one or more members.

By using UpCounsel, you can choose several business names in order of preference. Your attorney of choice can then conduct a name check for your Arizona Limited Liability Company before filing to see which names are available. Once you have chosen an available name, your chosen LLC attorney can help you properly register your name with the State of Arizona.

Articles of Organization: When forming an LLC in Arizona, the Articles of Organization must be filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission. Arizona state law requires that certain information be included in your Articles of Organization when forming your Arizona LLC.

This information must include:

  1. The LLC's name and address.
  2. The LLC's duration.
  3. The LLC's registered agent's name, address, and signature (accepting the position).
  4. The LLC's members or managers' names and addresses.
  5. The LLC's duration (whether finite or infinite).

Publication: According to Arizona Law, you are required to publish a copy of the Articles of Organization within after it has been approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission. This must be published in a newspaper designated by the county clerk of the county in which the LLC office is located for three consecutive publications.

Additionally, a Arizona LLC formation generally requires inclusion and/or consideration of the following:

LLC Operating Agreement: Although the LLC operating agreement is not required with the Articles of Organization, it is a good idea for every LLC with more than one member to have one. The Articles of Organization may contain restrictions or prohibitions on the power of the members to adopt, amend, or repeal an operating agreement. Arizona recognizes operating agreements as governing documents.

Membership: A limited liability company must have one or more members.

Eligibility Requirements: A natural person or an entity.

Procedure for Membership: The member may acquire an interest in the LLC directly from the limited liability company at the time of formation and, after formation, at the time provided in and upon compliance with the Articles of Organization or the operating agreement or, if not provided, only upon the vote of a majority in interest of the LLC members, excluding the vote of the person acquiring the membership interest, and only when the person becomes a party to the LLC's operating agreement.

Business Licenses: Business licenses and/or permits are required for most LLC's offering specific professional services. Contact the Arizona Corporation Commission for specific licenses.

Resident Agent needed for a Arizona LLC

Remember every Arizona LLC must have a registered agent in the state, which is the person or office designated to receive official state correspondence and notice if the company is "served" with a lawsuit. The statutory agent must be an Arizona full-time resident or business entity registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Arizona Corporation Commission

Once you create an LLC in Arizona, the Arizona Corporation Commission will require that certain recurring responsibilities and duties be fulfilled. The most important of these are explained below.

For further information, contact the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Recurring Responsibilities and Duties for Arizona LLCs

Annual Report: Arizona does not require LLCs to file an annual report.

Records: Each Arizona LLC must keep complete Corporation records open to inspection at its principal office.

Filing Fees for a Arizona LLC

The processing fee for the Articles of Organization is generally about $50 but may be expedited online for additional fees. Also, the filing and reservation of the LLC's name is $10 but may also be expedited. These fees can change so it would be best to check with the Arizona Corporation Commission on what the latest fees are. You may pay these fees in many different forms including cash, check, money orders, or debit and credit cards.

Taxes for a Arizona LLC

A Arizona LLC is not required to be a separate tax entity like a corporation; instead, it can be considered a "pass-through entity", so that the owners of the LLC report business losses or profits on their personal tax returns, just like in a partnership.

Arizona state law follows federal law for income tax purposes. Therefore if the LLC is classified as an association taxable as a corporation for federal income tax purposes, so will it be taxable as a corporation for state tax purposes.

Federal Income Tax: Unless you elect to tax the limited liability company as a corporation, the IRS will treat a single-member LLC in Arizona as a sole proprietorship for tax purposes. This means that the LLC itself does not have to pay taxes or file a tax return. Unless you elect to tax the Limited Liability Company as a corporation, the IRS treats multi-member LLCs as partnerships for tax purposes. This means that LLC owners will each need to pay taxes on their lawful share of the profits on their personal income tax returns, not just on the LLC itself.

Federal Tax Identification Number: Your LLC will need to obtain a federal tax identification number, which is also known as an Employment Identification Number (EIN). An EIN is similar to an individual's social security number. You will need an EIN for your LLC as long as there is one member, even if the LLC does not have employees. For certain tax filing requirements the attorney you choose on UpCounsel can help prepare your Federal Tax ID Application, if you have not done so already.

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