KEYTLaw - March 2019

PART OF THE FAMILY UPHOLDING THE LEGACY OF KEYTL aw FAMILY ASSET PROTECTION MAR.2019

I’ve always been interested in business and helping people find success in their entrepreneurial endeavors. That’s why I got my master’s degree in accounting from Notre Dame University and became a Certified Public Accountant. While I enjoyed the work, I craved more interaction with people, so I graduated from Arizona State’s law school and became a lawyer in 2012. I’ve found that in the field of law, each client and project is unique. I learn something new every time I represent a client. My background in accounting has come in handy during my legal career. Assisting business owners with forming their limited liability companies is one of the main services we provide. I get to help our clients with income tax issues and get everything needed to properly form their new LLCs. I enjoy helping people establish new businesses. More often than you’d think, people will hire an online document preparation service like LegalZoom, which uses Arizona’s standard form Articles of Organization to form an LLC and a standard form Operating Agreement. We give our LLC clients a custom-drafted six-page Articles of Organization and a custom Operating Agreement that complies with current Arizona LLC law and the new LLC law that will take effect on Sept. 1, 2019. I know some families can’t work together, but I enjoy working with my father, Rick, my mother, Carol (our office manager), my sister Kate (our LLC legal assistant), and my uncle Norm (a litigator). We get along well and make a great team. It’s invaluable to have my dad as my mentor. He’s always willing to answer any questions I have and guide me in my work as an attorney. My dad and I collaborated to write our free estate planning book called “ Family Asset Protection. ” We each took responsibility for different sections and made a great resource for people who want to protect their most valuable asset: their loved ones. Our book tells you everything you need to know about wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents.

An estate plan is very important because if you don’t have one, your family can suffer financially and emotionally. As a probate attorney, I’ve seen too many estates where the deceased’s loved ones pay the price of the deceased’s failure to sign an estate plan. I represented the family of a man with a successful business who passed away without a will or a trust. The man’s lack of an estate plan had a detrimental effect on his business and family, as it caused a big loss in the total value of his estate and stress for his family members. I enjoy being a lawyer who helps people. I am passionate about helping small-business owners with the legality of their business and establishing their estate plans. I also form nonprofit corporations that become tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charities. Working with our charity clients is especially inspirational. Each of them is motivated and passionate about their causes, and they’re so thankful when we form their nonprofit corporation and get the IRS to approve the corporation as a charity. It’s very rewarding. When I’m not at the office, you’ll probably find me at the golf course or taking my golden retriever, Cody the KEYTLaw office dog, for a walk. Golf is a relaxing pastime for me. I’ve played it since I was young and enjoy the chance to get outdoors and decompress. It’s my pleasure to work with our clients. I look forward to helping you resolve your legal needs.

KEYTLaw 480-522-8494 keytlaw.com/fap/join Text FAP to 72000 to get our free estate planning book called “Family Asset Protection.” Are Your Loved Ones Protected? You need an estate plan to control your property while you are alive and able, take care of yourself and your loved ones if you become disabled, and give what you have to whom you want, the way you want, and when you want, while saving every tax dollar, professional fee, and court cost possible.

Until next time,

To get free access to the online e-book version of “ Family Asset Protection ” and learn how to protect your most valuable assets — your loved ones — text FAP to 72000 .

-Ricky Keyt

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