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.
“With systems refined and honed over the last 122 years, CT Corporation ensures that our customers get exactly what they need for legal compliance with best-in-class service and value.”
—John Weber, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Manager of CT Corporation
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 customer’s annual report requirements, performs Registered Agent functions, and helps customers adhere to all jurisdictionally-mandated obligations to operate in good standing, through the life of a business.
“CT Corporation offers the expertise and solutions that businesses require to form and grow—from incorporation to expansion and everything in between. We help small-to-mid-sized businesses manage compliance requirements the right way."
—Raja Sengupta, Executive Vice President and General Manager for CT Small Business
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 they work.
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 companies 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.