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Get An Arizona LLC

An Arizona Limited Liability Company or Arizona LLC is one of various types of limited liability entities that can protect the personal assets of a business' owner(s) from creditors of the business.

An business can be structured as an Arizona LLC by organizing an Arizona LLC with Arizona's Corporation Commission in accordance with the law set forth Arizona's LLC Act, A.R.S. § 29-601, et seq., and the regulations promulgated by the Corporation Commission.

Arizona's LLC sets forth various requirements that must be satisfied in order to organize an Arizona LLC, including: 1) filing articles of organization and 2) publishing the organization of the LLC.

1) Filing Articles of Organization

Arizona's LLC Act requires the following as to the articles of organization used to organize an Arizona LLC:

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 limited liability 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, either separately or as a co-owner with others, 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.

2) Publishing Organization of LLC

Arizona's LLC Act, in particular A.R.S. § 29-635(C), requires the following as to the publication of the organization of an Arizona LLC:

C. Within sixty days after the commission approves the filing, there shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the known place of business, for three consecutive publications, a notice of the filing of such articles of organization consisting of the information required in section 29-632, subsection A, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. An affidavit evidencing publication may be filed with the commission.

In addition, depending upon the number of members of an LLC, the LLC may also need to obtain an Employer Identification Number ("EIN") for the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS").

If the business existed prior to the organization of the LLC and also owns property, that property will need to be contributed by the owners of the LLC, called members. The contribution of property to an LLC is generally not a taxable event if the LLC is taxed as a disregarded entity or as a partnership under Subchapter K of the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC").

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

Arizona LLC AttorneyDouglas K Cook is an llc formation 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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