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H Richard Keyt

H Richard Keyt Jr

Practice areas:

Limited Liability Company (LLC), Estate Planning, Business

About Me

Until 2001, I was a partner at one of the largest law firms in Arizona where they liked to charge high hourly rates and big legal fees.  I left for several reasons:


 



  • My clients were small businesses and people who do not like paying lawyers high hourly rates to be inefficient.

  • I wanted to shift my practice to billing primarily by fixed fees rather than hourly rates.

  • I wanted to use technology to be more productive and efficient, charge lower fixed fees, but make more because of doing higher volume.

  • I wanted to market primarily through the internet, which the big firm opposed.


 


I am the sole creator of my website at www.keytlaw.com, which has had over 4 million visitors 2006 - 2009, and which now averages around 100,000 visitors a month because it contains a ton of useful information about Arizona and federal law.


 


In September of 2009, I started a law blog that had 65,000 visitors in May of 2010.  In June of 2010, I started another blog called IRA LLC Law to inform people about the law applicable to IRA money to make self-directed investments through LLCs.


 


For more information about my areas of practice, my education, background and legal experience, see my biography/resume.


 


Before law school, I spent six years in the United States Air Force.  I was fortunate to have flown the F-4 Phantom supersonic fighter-bomber for five years, including combat missions over North Vietnam, South Vietnam and Laos in 1972.  See my website called "Another Life: Flying the F-4."


 


I've been married to my college sweetheart since 1972.  We have three wonderful kids.  Katie is one of my legal assistants and the KEYTLaw girl in the above video.  My son is a CPA who just finished his first year of law school.  My oldest daughter is a Southwest flight attendant whose husband is a Southwest pilot.  She is the mother of our two grandchildren.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 34%
    35 years
  2. Business: 33%
    35 years
  3. Estate Planning: 33%
    35 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($245-395/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Andrew D Lynch

    I have known Richard for years and he is one of the most experienced LLC attorneys in Arizona. I often refer clients needing LLC work to him.

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    Andrew Lynch Debt Settlement Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael I Burstein

    Richard is an extremely organized attorney who thinks both inside and outside the box. He first became known to me a few years ago after I read an article that he wrote which I thought was incredibly well written. Subsequently, whenever I see that he has written something, I have always made it a point to read. I have recently spent time with him at a seminar for attorneys and was consistently impressed with the statements that he made regarding the subject matter.

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    Michael Burstein Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

KEYTLaw, LLC

3001 E. Camelback Road, Suite 130
Phoenix, AZ, 85016

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 197902/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Associate Managing EditorPacific Law Journal1978
Staff WriterPacific Law Journal1977

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder & AttorneyKEYTLaw, LLC2001 - Present
PartnerGallagher & Kennedy, P.A.1996 - 2001
PartnerKeyt, Lawless, Zarkou & Murphy, PC1993 - 1996
PartnerFrazer, Ryan, Goldberg, Keyt & Lawless1991 - 1992
PartnerKeyt & Lawless, P.C.1984 - 1990
AttorneyMcCabe, Polese & Pietzsch1980 - 1984
F-4 Phantom DriverUnited States Air Force1970 - 1976

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Arizona LLC & Corporation SubcommitteeMember2010 - Present
WealthCounsel AdvisorsMember2007 - Present
WealthCounselMember2005 - Present
WealthCounsel Arizona Users GroupMember2005 - Present
Arizona Real Estate Investors AssociationMember2004 - Present
Brophy College Prep Dad's ClubLife Member1996 - Present
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaBusiness Law Section1995 - Present
Xavier College Preparatory High School Dad's ClubLife Member1989 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1979 - Present
Penn State Alumni AssociationLife Member1970 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
I am a business lawyer, not a litgatornot applicable

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawFederal Income TaxLL.M - Master of Laws1980
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Pennsylvania State UniversityGeneral Arts & SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1970

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Estate Planning 101Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning2010
Arizona LLC Formation WorkshopLLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC2010
Estate Planning 101Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning2009
Arizona LLC Formation WorkshopLLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC2009
Arizona Real Estate Investors Association Annual Conference 2008IRA Inherited Trusts2008
Arizona LLC Formation WorkshopLLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC2008
Arizona Real Estate Investors Association Annual Convention 2007Asset Protection2007
Arizona LLC Formation WorkshopLLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC2007
Arizona LLC Formation WorkshopLLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC2006
Arizona LLC Formation WorkshopLLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC2005