The 16th largest state in the United States, Arizona can be a great place to incorporate your client’s new business, whether it be a large or small one. Popular industries include tourism, mining, and manufacturing, but no matter your client’s designated industry, Attorney’s Corporation Service, Inc. can assist you in incorporating your client’s business in Arizona and taking advantage of Arizona’s multitude of business services.

To incorporate in Arizona, the business must submit Articles of Incorporation and a certificate of disclosure, which will include the corporation’s name. Arizona requires corporations to have names that can’t be confused with any domestic, foreign, profit and not-for-profit corporate names, forced fictitious names, or limited liability, registered trade and limited liability partnership names. Ask Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. to run a name availability check before you send over your Articles of Incorporation (or ask us to draw them up).

The articles of incorporation must also include the name of one director, the initial business of the corporation, and a place of business address in Arizona. Arizona does allow for the use of a Registered Agent. The Registered Agent is the person responsible for sending and receiving corporate documents and correspondence on behalf of your client’s corporation and Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can assist you in finding a Registered Agent in any of the 50 states, including Arizona.

A few other pieces of information Arizona Articles of Incorporation must include:

  • The signature of the registered agent,
  • The names and addresses of the initial board members (minimum one),
  • The number of initial authorized shares of stock,
  • The street address of the registered agent,
  • The names and contact information and signatures for the Incorporator(s)

Once you incorporate your client’s new business in Arizona, your work is not done. Don’t forget the annual reports! Corporations must file a Corporation Annual Report and Certificate of Disclosure with the Arizona Corporation Commission on or before the anniversary of the date of incorporation. Only company officers are authorized to sign annual reports.

The turnaround time for new business formation paperwork to be approved in Arizona is a few weeks. For expedited service, contact Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. Finally, impress your client with a customized corporate kit for their business!

Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. provides fast, reliable formation services and quality products for all 50 states. We also provide solutions for tough filing assignments. Call us at 800.462.5487 or check us out online at

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