A Registered Agent is designated to receive service of process in the event of a lawsuit, as well as other documents on behalf of a business.
In most states, a registered agent must be named in the document forming a corporation or LLC.* A registered agent is authorized to receive service of process in the event of a lawsuit and other important documents on behalf of the business.
A registered agent must be an adult or an authorized business available during normal business hours at a street address in the state in which the business is formed. For privacy and convenience reasons, many businesses choose a third party, such as LegalZoom, to serve as their registered agent.
You can change the registered agent of an existing corporation or LLC. Doing so typically requires a fee and filing with your state. If you want LegalZoom to be your business's registered agent, we will file the required documentation at no additional cost.
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* In New York, the Secretary of State acts as registered agent for every LLC/Corporation but many companies choose to have a commercial registered agent.