A Century of Expertise

For over a century, CT, a Wolters Kluwer company, has been America's leading provider of registered agent services, incorporation, and legal compliance with a tradition of setting standard for the application of technology to the challenges of corporate compliance. 


Century of Expertise

Creating the First Registered Agent Service

In 1892, CT Corporation—then known as The Corporation Trust Company—opened its doors for business. Founded by renowned business lawyer James B. Dill, who was instrumental in drafting the first modern corporation laws, The Corporation Trust Company understood the needs of this new species of business ownership: the corporation. Recognizing that corporations had to have reliable agents in each state where they did business, our original charter was “to carry on a general agency business, especially the acting as agent of and trustee for corporations.” As the world of business changed, CT Corporation grew and evolved as well, growing from 44 employees in a single office in New Jersey to more than 800 employees in 46 offices nationwide. Along the way, we've continually pioneered services and solutions that allow us to serve our customers in a unique way, tailored to their specific needs. In the 1970's CT began providing a computerized law office management system to attorneys. In the 1980s, we stepped up to help with another critical need of growing businesses: trademark searches. The 1990's saw us continue to streamline corporate transaction workflows with CTAdvantage and provide reliable, high-quality Uniform Commercial Code products and services. Today, we continue to introduce innovative solutions in entity management and annual report managed services. Today, CT Corporation is the leading provider of incorporation and legal business compliance solutions to large corporations around the world, as well as the law firms that serve them. We work with these global businesses to offer customized solutions and expertise about business formations, legal and corporate business compliance, and business licenses.

Your success is a point of pride with us

Your Success is Our Top Priority

We help keep 1.6 million entities in compliance every year with our monitoring capabilities.

Stay in Good Standing

Our experts ensure you stay in full compliance with ever-changing state regulations.

Get your questions answered

Our compliance experts pride themselves on delivering superior customer service and answering any questions you may have.

Leveraging Wolters Kluwer's Worldwide Excellence

In 1995, CT Corporation was acquired by Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, serving customers in over 170 countries and employing over 19,000 people worldwide. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer’s market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world. For more information about our products and organization, visit wolterskluwer.com, follow @Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter, or search for Wolters Kluwer videos on YouTube.

Expect expertise. Count on quality.

Be In Good Company

Our customers are some of the most successful in the world, including 75% of Fortune 1000 companies, and 70% of the National Law Journal Top 250 law firms.

Stay Informed

With Service Representatives located in every state, we are committed to keeping you informed of new business laws, deadlines, and compliance requirements, so you can focus on what's important…your business.

Stay on Top of Changing Requirements

We identify, analyze, and track over 4,000 pieces of state and federal legislation, and monitor over 10,000 court and government agency web pages per week.

Serving Businesses and their Advisors—From Global Corporations to Startups

Our expertise extends to the needs of businesses of all sizes. For the small-to-mid-sized business owner, CT Corporation helps customers determine the appropriate business structure to incorporate and secure appropriate licenses and permits. We manage annual report requirements, perform Registered Agent functions, and help customers adhere to all jurisdictionally-mandated obligations to operate in good standing, through the life of their businesses. We are proud to lead the industry with a dedicated commitment to its values of never compromising on accuracy, maintaining a living bank of knowledge, and channeling a deep understanding of customer needs into developing solutions that fit the way you work.

Talk to a Specialist

Have a specific question about a product? A CT Specialist will follow up with a custom quote along with a comprehensive assessment of your needs.