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The Risks of Using an Individual as Your Registered Agent - Business Law News

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Posted on: Feb 11, 2019

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From Wolters Kluwer:

Choosing a registered agent is a critical issue for newly forming and qualifying companies. In choosing whether to appoint an individual or a corporate registered agent, businesses should take into consideration certain risks inherent in choosing an individual.

Nearly every corporation, LLC and LP are required to appoint and continuously maintain a registered agent in its state of formation and in every state in which it is qualified to do business as a foreign entity. This is an agent to whom a summons, complaint or other initial litigation documents can be served.  

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