Whether you are a corporation, a limited liability company, or operating as a professional corporation in Georgia, you should be aware that the Secretary of State requires all businesses to have a registered agent. If your business fails to properly comply with the requirements, you may be subject to fines, your company may be dissolved, and your business could miss important legal notices which could lead to default judgments (meaning your business could lose a case simply because your business did not receive actual notice and did not respond in a timely manner).
What is a registered agent?
A registered agent is the person or company designated to accept service of process, legal communications, and other official documents on behalf of your business. Your registered agent can be located anywhere in the state of Georgia. The registered agent can be an owner or an employee of the company or it can be a third party. Typically, if a business uses a third party registered agent, it is the business' lawyers or a corporate service company.
What are the benefits of having a third party as your registered agent?
Using a third party, such as an attorney or law firm, as your registered agent provides an additional layer of protection for your business. Below are a few of the many benefits:
Simmons Rogers, LLC offers registered agent services to both existing businesses and those in need of assistance with formation. If you are thinking about starting a business, or if you want to change your Georgia registered agent, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Simmons Rogers, LLC is a full- service civil law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. We provide legal services as well as mediation and arbitration services, to businesses and individuals throughout the state of Georgia and beyond.
This blog is not intended to be a complete explanation of the law. Its purpose is to inform, not to advise on any specific legal problem or legal rights. If you have specific questions regarding any topic in this blog, you are encouraged to consult the Atlanta based law firm of Simmons Rogers, LLC or an attorney licensed in your