Every business entity operating within U.S. borders is required by law to designate a unique "resident agent" for each state in which the company does business. Resident agents are responsible for receiving "service of process" or any other important legal documents or notices issued by a state government on behalf of the company they represent.
Resident agents are also referred to in many states as "registered agents" or "statutory agents". Statutory representation is a legal obligation for companies of all sizes and configurations, whether foreign or domestic, large or small, or whether it is a corporation or limited liability company (LLC). Registered agents may be an individual or a firm, so long as the agent has a physical address where they may be reached during normal business hours.
A company may also decide to act as its own resident agent. But having a dedicated agent to represent your company enables your company to stay abreast of legislative updates that may impact your business, allowing you to focus on your job in managing your business. Maintaining compliance with state laws is essential for the longevity and well being of your company. Making the wrong decision could jeopardize your business’ growth and good reputation. That’s why many companies hire a third party agent - most often a professional registered agent service provider - to provide those services.
National Registered Agents, Inc. (NRAI) is a leading provider of professional registered agent services in the industry, serving companies in each of the 50 U.S. states. At NRAI, you will find a broad network of attorneys and professional service providers who are experienced and well versed in the laws of every state. Call (800)520-6724 today to speak with one of our customer service specialists, who can help you understand how NRAI can meet the unique needs of your company.