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Arizona LLC Articles of Organization

Arizona's LLC Act specifies that an LLC is organized --in part -- via the execution and filing of Articles of Organization with Arizona's Corporation Commission.

ARS § 29-632 specifies the following as to Articles of Organization:

A. The articles of organization shall state:

1. The name of the limited liability company.

2. The name, street address in this state and signature of the agent for service of process required to be maintained by section 29-604.

3. The address of the company's known place of business in this state, if different from the street address of the company's statutory agent.

4. The latest date, if any, on which the limited liability company must dissolve.

5. Either of the following statements:

(a) Management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers.

(b) Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members.

6. The name and address of either of the following:

(a) If management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers, each person who is a manager of the limited liability company and each member who owns a twenty per cent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company.

(b) If management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members, each person who is a member of the limited liability company.

B. The articles of organization may include any other provision that is consistent with law, including any provisions under this chapter that are required or permitted to be set out in an operating agreement of the limited liability company.

C. It is not necessary to set out in the articles of organization any of the powers enumerated in this chapter.

Arizona's Corporation Commission publishes the following form for an Arizona LLC's Articles of Organization.

At Cook & Cook PC, we don't use the Corporation Commission's form for Articles or Organization; rather, we use a professional set of articles we have developed which allow, among other things, for easier amendment of the articles at a future date.

Prior to executing Articles of Organization, various other steps likely need to be taken to organize the LLC, including but not limited to, choosing a name that does not violate Arizona law and does not infringe upon other Arizona trade name and does not infringe upon federal trademarks and/or service marks. In addition, a statutory agent needs to be chosen in accordance with Arizona's LLC Act and needs to accept such appointment.

After the execution of the Articles of Organization, among other things, such Articles of Organization must be filed with Arizona's Corporation Commission and such filing must be published in accordance with Arizona's LLC Act. In addition, the federal taxation regime for the LLC needs to be selected and, if appropriate, an Employer Identification Number ("EIN") must be acquired for the LLC and bank accounts must be opened. Depending upon the activities in which an LLC engages, an Arizona LLC may be required to obtain additional state licenses, e.g. Arizona Transaction Privilege tax, to engage in business.

This brief overview of some important considerations associated with Arizona LLC Articles of Organization is by no means comprehensive. Always seek the advice of a competent professional when making important financial and legal decisions.

Arizona LLC AttorneyDouglas K Cook is an Arizona llc attorney with over 40 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Although Douglas K Cook's office is located in Mesa, Arizona, he represents clients throughout the Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan area including the following east valley cities: Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Chandler, & Gilbert.

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