A registered agent for service of process is an individual or business designated by a legal entity to receive service of process in the event of a legal action, such as a summons or lawsuit.
Every legal entity in California is required to designate a registered agent, which may be a corporation which has been approved to function as a registered agent in California or an individual provided they live in California.
The registered agent’s address and name is public information that can be viewed on the California Secretary Of State's website to allow others to know how to serve legal papers on a legal entity.
Many business owners are comfortable listing themselves as the registered agent. For those who would prefer to keep their names and addresses private, Bend Law Group can serve as the company's registered agent for service of process in California and refer you to registered agent service providers in other states.
If you would like to learn more about our registered agent services or have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 633-6841.
Disclaimer: This article discusses general legal issues, but it does not constitute legal advice. No reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented herein without seeking the advice of counsel in the relevant jurisdiction. Bend Law Group, PC expressly disclaims all liability in respect of any actions taken or not taken based on any contents of this article.