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FAQ’s





Registered Agent

  1. What is a registered agent? 
    A registered agent is a person or entity that is designated by you in the records of the Secretary of State’s office to accept service of process for your company if it should be subjected to a lawsuit and to receive other official communication from State agencies.  In almost all States, every corporation, LLC, limited partnership and other entity must designated a registered agent in its Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Formation, etc. 


  2. What does a registered agent do?
    A registered agent is responsible for receiving important legal and tax documents on behalf of the company.  These include pleadings in connection with lawsuits, annual report and tax information.  Registered agents must have a physical address in the State of formation or qualification of the business.  Post office boxes will not be sufficient.  The registered agent’s address is a matter of public record and easily accessible via the internet.  For this reason, many people choose to have a company like A and A Companies, Inc., to act as their registered agent. 


  3. Are all corporations required to have a registered agent?
    In most States, all corporations must have a registered agent and that registered agent must be located in the State in which you are incorporating.


  4. Are all LLCs required to have a registered agent?
    Yes.  All limited liability companies must have a registered agent and that registered agent must be located in the State in which you are incorporating.


  5. Are all limited partnerships required to have a registered agent? 
    Yes.  All limited partnerships must have a registered agent and that registered agent must be located in the State in which you are incorporating.


  6. Are all professional corporations required to have a registered agent? 
    Yes.  All professional corporations must have a registered agent and that registered agent must be located in the State in which you are incorporating.


  7. Are all non-profit corporations required to have a registered agent? 
    Yes.  All non-profit corporations must have a registered agent and that registered agent must be located in the State in which you are incorporating.


  8. Can A and A Incorporation Services act as the registered agent for my company? 
    Yes.  A and A Incorporation Services is able to provide you with registered agent services in all 50 States.


  9. What happens if my company doesn’t have a registered agent?  
    Your company will be suspended by the State which could have adverse legal consequences to you.