What is a Registered Agent?

A registered agent is a business or an individual that is designated by a business entity to receive service or process in the event of a legal action, such as a lawsuit or summons.

California requires each entity to designate a registered agent, which may be an individual provided they are live in California or a corporation which has been approved to function as a registered agent in California.

The registered agent’s name and address is public information that can be accessed on most state’s secretary of state website to allow others to know how to get in contact with the business.

Many small business owners and entrepreneurs are comfortable listing themselves as the registered agent. For those who are not, Bend Law Group can provide you with registered agent services in California and refer you to registered agent service providers in other states.

If you would like to learn more about our registered agent services, please contact us at info@bendlawoffice.com.

Disclaimer: This article discusses general legal issues, but it does not constitute legal advice.  No reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented herein without seeking the advice of counsel in the relevant jurisdiction.  Bend Law Group, PC expressly disclaims all liability in respect of any actions taken or not taken based on any contents of this article.