REGISTERED AGENT

Launch by LegalShield makes it easy:

  • Answer some questions (required to complete your filings).
  • You sign the docs and return to us for filing.
  • You’ll receive completed docs from the state and you’re done!

REGISTERED AGENT SERVICE

In most states, LLCs and Corporations must have a registered agent residing in the state who can accept legal and other official documents on behalf of the corporate entity.

Launch by LegalShield can act as your registered agent in any state. This applies to the state where the entity is formed, as well as to each state where the entity qualifies to do business. When you utilize our Registered Agent Service, we act as your third-party agent, accepting legal and official documents on behalf of your business, and ensuring that important communications come directly to you, so that they aren’t accidentally overlooked in your own business mail. These could include franchise tax notices, annual reports, court summons, and other important items. Failure to retain a current and valid registered agent can result in loss of Corporate or LLC status, so make sure that your business is protected by letting Launch by LegalShield provide registered agent services.

We’ll quickly and efficiently notify you of any communication we accept as your agent. We also add a layer of privacy between the principals in your business and the public. Launch by LegalShield will prepare all necessary documents for your review, complete your filings, and start accepting legal and official documents on behalf of your business. Call us now or click below to set up your Registered Agent Service.

The process is simple

  1. You provide us with basic info about your business
  2. We create the documents that you need to either designate or change your registered agent name or address
  3. You sign the documents and return to us for filing
  4. You’ll receive completed documents from the State and you’re done

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Introductory Price $120

REGISTERED AGENT FAQS

1What is a Registered Agent?
It is a mandatory “agent” of the corporation or LLC who is officially designated at the time that incorporation or registration documents are filed in accordance with state requirements. A Registered Agent is designated to be responsible for receiving and forwarding lawsuits and other critical legal and tax documents on behalf of the company.
2Can an entity act as its own Registered Agent?
Most businesses choose an independent third party to serve in this important capacity and with good reason. Business matters frequently take essential personnel out of the office. In the absence of a responsible employee, an organization might be at greater risk for a default judgment for failure to answer a complaint within a court-mandated response period. Additionally, the location of a principal office address may change from time to time. The maintenance of a constant registered office eliminates the costly requirement of changing the registered office location of the company with the state each time it relocates. Also, an independent Registered Agent affords an economical level of privacy to avert the need to deal with private process servers and/or the court appointed law enforcement personnel when served in front of employees and clientele at the office or neighbors at home.
3What purpose does a Registered Agent serve?
A Registered Agent will act as the representative for accepting Service of Process served upon the company within the jurisdiction of any state where the company conducts business, and will also forward any other official legal and tax correspondence from the state.
4What will happen if my company fails to register or designate and maintain a Registered Agent?
Failing to register and designate a registered agent may foreclose or hinder the company’s ability to legally enter into contracts and gain access to the state courts. Moreover, it may subject the company to monetary, civil, and possibly criminal sanctions. Also, failure to maintain a registered agent may cause your company to fall out of “good standing” within the state. This will subject your license to do business within a state to forfeiture, with monetary penalties assessed to reinstate your company to a “good standing” again.
5What if I have an existing entity and someone else is currently serving as the registered agent?
If your entity is already in existence with another registered agent on file, in most states a “change-of-agent” filing must be submitted for you to change to another agent.
6What is the change of agent filing?
When requesting registered agent services for an existing entity, the state will require a filing that notifies them of this change.
7What is the duration of Registered Agent Service?
It is an annual service, renewing automatically in the month when service was first initiated. Failure to renew Registered Agent Service may result in an Agent Resignation filing and will ultimately effect good standing with the state(s) where registered to do business.
8What is auto billing?
For your convenience, Launch by LegalShield will automatically renew your Registered Agent Service annually. Eliminate the worry about remembering to renew your Registered Agent each year. Failure to renew may affect good standing with the state where registered to do business.
9What is the cancellation policy for Registered Agent Services?
In the event you wish to cancel your Registered Agent Service, you must notify Launch by LegalShield in writing 30 days prior to the beginning of the next renewal term and provide Launch by LegalShield proof of resignation of registered agent.

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