What is a Registered Agent?

A registered agent is a business or an individual designated by a business entity to receive service of process. This means in a legal action, such as a lawsuit or summons, legal service will be delivered there.

Each entity in California is required to designate a registered agent. This may be an individual or a corporation. Individuals must live in California, while corporations must be approved to function as a registered agent in California.

The agent’s name and address is public information. In most states this information can be accessed on the secretary of state’s website. This lets people know how to contact the business.

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

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

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