You’re in the process of incorporating your client’s new business. Halfway through drafting the articles, you remember to ask your client who will handle the corp’s service of process. Service of process is how a third party provides you and your client’s company with notice of a pending legal matter; thereby allowing you, as your client’s legal counsel, to respond accordingly.
The registered agent can be an individual or company that you, as your client’s representative, appoint to receive your client’s service of process and other official notices; such as state franchise tax notices pertaining to your client’s new business. A registered agent MUST be located in the state in which the business is incorporated.
So, who do you choose to serve as your client’s Registered Agent?
Again, the registered agent for your client’s new business must be located within the state the business is being formed. For example, if you incorporated your California client’s new business in Delaware, the registered agent must be in Delaware. Additionally, the registered agent must be available during normal business hours and have a physical address in the relevant state– not a P.O. box or private mailbox (note: this places the address in public record, which some professionals do not prefer).
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▪ Accept and forward any official document and tax notice
▪ Accept and forward any legal service of process
▪ Notice of past due lists of officers/taxes
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