What is a Registered Agent
Recently I was talking with an friend and he asked me – What is a registered agent and who needs him – so I decided to write a few words about the registered Agent.
A registered agent, also known as a resident agent or statutory agent, in United States business law, is a business or individual designated to receive service of process (SOP) when a business entity is a party in a legal action such as a lawsuit or summons. The registered agent’s address may also be where the state will send the paperwork for the yearly renewal of the business entity’s charter. The registered agent for a business entity may be an individual member of the company, or (more often) a third party, such as the organization’s lawyer or a service company. Failure to properly maintain a registered agent can affect a company negatively.