Agent for Service of Process
When you incorporate a new Corporation, or when you establish a new Limited Liability Company, LLC, you must choose someone who can act as your Agent for Service of Process. The Registered Agent is the person designated to receive official U.S. Mail and notices on behalf of your business. If the State of California or the United States Federal Government must contact you or your business entity for any official reason, the notification will be sent to our Agent for Acceptance of Service. You cannot register your Corporation or your Limited Liability Company without an Agent for Service of Process. You can also change your Agent for Service of Process any time you wish. The Registered Agent’s name and address are public information, on the record and publicly visible as your Agent for Service of Process will be Citadel Law Corporation. Therefore, if you prefer an extra layer of privacy or do not have an address in the state of formation, Irvine Virtual Office can serve as your Registered Agent for $99 per year.
Formation package include:
- Forwarding Legal Service of Process. In the event that process is served upon your corporation at our office, we will email a copy of the service to you within 24 hours and forward the original via registered or certified mail.
- Receive legal documents and tax notices for a Corporation or an LLC. This would include any documentation and any correspondence from the California Secretary of State, California Franchise Tax Board, or IRS. We will forward all government mail as part of the service.
- The Agent is responsible for ensuring that the business’s owners receive important correspondence and legal notices in a timely manner.
- Agent be designated in the corporation’s articles of incorporation or the LLC’s articles of organization.
- Extra layer of privacy.
Irvine Virtual Office can provide this valuable service for you, and we can receive your official notices on your behalf for your Corporation or Limited Liability Company.
Why do you need a professional registered agent?
- Your company uses a Post Office Box as your business address. You are not legally allowed to act as the registered agent for your business if you are using only a private mailbox or post office box as your address.
- Your company works from a mobile office. If you don’t possess a permanent work site or if your business requires you to move around.
- Your company doesn’t have normal business hours. This is important because a registered agent must be available during regular business hours in order to accept important documents when they are delivered.
- You’re continually worried that you may overlook a document that requires immediate attention. It is of up most importance that Service of Process be handled promptly and efficiently so that default judgment won’t take place, which will lead to the other party winning and making your company liable of damages.
- Your company is incorporated in a state where you do not possess a physical location. Your business is legally required to have a registered agent with a physical address in the state that your business was incorporated.
- You work from a home office. Since the address of a registered agent is a matter of public record, anyone, including marketers, can easily access it. Thus, most registered agents will receive your junk mail.
- You change your addresses frequently. You are required to keep your registered agent address up-to-date with the state; changing your address requires a formal state filing and most likely a state fee.
- You have concerns regarding privacy. The local law enforcement usually is in charge of delivering a Service of Process to your business. It’s not ideal to have law enforcement show up at your home or business. You can avoid this embarrassing situation if you have IVO who will ensure that you receive any Service of Process discreetly.