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H Richard Keyt Jr

Estate planning Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.0   4 reviews

also known as Richard Keyt

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Richard prepares comprehensive, custom drafted wills, trusts and estate plans. He is a member of Wealthcounsel. See his estate planning website at

    43 years

  2. Limited liability company (LLC)
    Richard has formed over 7,800+ Arizona limited liability companies. For more about Arizona LLCs, see

    43 years

My son, a former CPA, and I have a small Scottsdale, Arizona, two lawyer law firm called KEYTLaw, LLC.  We prepare wills and trusts and form LLCs and nonprofit corporations.  We have formed 8,900+ Arizona limited liability companies and 410+ nonprofit corporations because we do a fabulous job and are way cheaper than a national document preparer for similar formation services.

We have 225 five star reviews on Google.

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.

Before law school, I was in the United States Air Force for six years.  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 "Flying the F-4 in Combat" by doing a Google search for flying the F-4 in combat.

I've been married to my college sweetheart since 1972.  We have three wonderful kids.  My son, Richard C. Keyt, is a former CPA who graduated from ASU's law school and is an attorney in my KEYTLaw, LLC, law firm.  My oldest daughter is a Southwest Airlines flight attendant whose husband is a Southwest pilot.  She is the mother of three of our four grandchildren.  My youngest daughter Kate is a social media expert with a young son and daughter.

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7373 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 135
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258


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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Registered my LLC
I spoke with Richard Jounior and he was knowledgeable and helpful. My paperwork was filed with the state the day after we talked. The paperwork was thorough and very fast. The follow up calls and emails they have made were also appreciated. Great service!
Posted by LeRoy | July 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I hired Richard Keyt to form my LLC. The process he has set up is very smooth. All of the questions were answered before I knew what questions to ask. His manual makes sure you don't skip any steps when you are setting up your business. I will definitely keep his information handy so I can hire him again. I will also be telling all of my friends about the outstanding service.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2014
Great for getting your LLC started
I have used this firm numerous times to form corporations in Arizona and have found everyone to be friendly and knowledgeable. After having past issues with partners, I was directed in a way that really fit my needs.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2013
Very Unprofessional
I was recommended to Keyt Law for a small piece of real estate work. Throughout my interactions with them, I found them to be very unresponsive by both phone and e-mail with me having to constantly call and e-mail them to find out the status of my work. They ultimately decided not to do the work for me, but failed to inform me of that fact. I only found out they weren't going to do anything for me after repeated calls & e-mails and finally talking to Richard on the phone. I've never worked with or attempted to work with such unprofessional attorneys.
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Response from H Keyt January 4, 2014
I know the person who posted this review. He posted it the day after I repeated to him what my attorney son had previously told him - we declined to do any work for him The reviewer was never a client of mine and got mad because I refused to work for him. The fact he posted his review confirms to me that I made the right decision in refusing to represent the man.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-395 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Attorney
  • KEYTLaw, LLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Partner
  • Keyt, Lawless, Zarkou & Murphy, PC
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Partner
  • Frazer, Ryan, Goldberg, Keyt & Lawless
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Partner
  • Keyt & Lawless, P.C.
  • 1984 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • McCabe, Polese & Pietzsch
  • 1980 - 1984
  • F-4 Phantom Driver
  • United States Air Force
  • 1970 - 1976
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  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1980
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Legal Cases

  • I am a business lawyer, not a litgator
  • not applicable


  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • WealthCounsel Arizona Users Group
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Brophy College Prep Dad's Club
  • Life Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Business Law Section
  • 1995 - Present
  • Xavier College Preparatory High School Dad's Club
  • Life Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Penn State Alumni Association
  • Life Member
  • 1970 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Associate Managing Editor
  • Pacific Law Journal
  • 1978
  • Staff Writer
  • Pacific Law Journal
  • 1977

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly meeting
  • Arizona's New LLC Act
  • 2019
  • Arizona LLC Formation Workshop
  • LLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC
  • 2010
  • Arizona LLC Formation Workshop
  • LLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC
  • 2009
  • Arizona Real Estate Investors Association Annual Conference 2008
  • IRA Inherited Trusts
  • 2008
  • Arizona LLC Formation Workshop
  • LLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC
  • 2008
  • Arizona Real Estate Investors Association Annual Convention 2007
  • Asset Protection
  • 2007
  • Arizona LLC Formation Workshop
  • LLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC
  • 2007
  • Arizona LLC Formation Workshop
  • LLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC
  • 2006
  • Arizona LLC Formation Workshop
  • LLC Law & How to Form a Do It Yourself LLC
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
Endorse H
Business Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Keyt. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Keyt exemplifies the very best attributes of an active attorney and a level of professionalism we should all aspire to. Honesty, dedication and a love of the law which means. giving back to others who lack our understanding of the law. The thousands years of combined legal experience of professionals activity participating in forum represent some of the very best of our profession, which is after all, at its base is desire to those in need. This Attorney’s experience allows to obtain excellent results for his clients. Most importantly, this Attorney is willing to help complete strangers (as is the case in this forum) with legal problem for which we may have some helpful information and thereby demystify the legal process as much as possible. I would recommend this Attorney without any hesitation for all practice areas listed."
Business Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Years ago when I wanted to know something about the law in Arizona, I went on the internet and found Richard Keyt's web site. It's been long over a decade and I still find that attorney Keyt knows the law in Arizona so thoroughly that I don't think anyone else compares. If you have a business law problem or need business law help and you are anywhere near his office, attorney Keyt is the man to see. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is a respected colleague of mine and fellow member of Wealth Counsel. He is an accomplished business and estate attorney. His website is a valuable resource in Arizona."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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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