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For your business to receive notice of lawsuits (service of process) and important state papers, your business must appoint a registered agent - also known as statutory agent - in each state where you are doing business. See the latest updates on registered agent services, including state-by-state updates on registered agent requirements.
When selecting your Registered Agent, look for a company that provides expert service and professional guidance on every aspect of business compliance. Every s
Good standing can be lost by failing to maintain a registered agent or file annual reports, don't fall behind with CT.
A recent California case illustrates the importance of appointing a registered agent who fully understands the obligations involved. An individual registered agent thought that his obligation to notify stakeholders of a lawsuit ended when the company dissolved. He was wrong and the default judgment entered against the company was upheld on appeal.
Your choice of a registered agent impacts how you run and grow your business. For small and midsized businesses, the most important factors are service, pricing, expertise, security, and the ability to serve you throughout the lifecycle of your business. Our worksheet details 10 criteria to keep in mind as you focus your search for the right registered agent.
Using a professional registered agent makes sense when you are not a resident of the state or if don't have a permanent physical business address that's occupied during normal business hours. A professional registered agent also enables you to better safeguard your privacy.