A registered agent (also known as a resident agent in Massachusetts) is required for all registered businesses (like an LLC or corporation) to accept service of process on behalf of the business and receive communication from the state. Service of process is when a party initiates a lawsuit and provides requisite notice of the action to the opposing party. This is typically hand delivered by a sheriff or third party. When filing your entity, and each year for your annual report, you are required to provide the name and street address of your registered agent. In most states this is a public record. If one is not included on your filing it will be rejected.
In many states, including Massachusetts, you can either serve as your own registered agent or hire a third party. The requirements to serve as a registered agent are as follows:
Can you serve as my registered agent?
Typically, clients want their attorney to serve as their resident agent so they are instantly aware if an action against their client has been initiated. Trident Legal provides resident agent services in Massachusetts which include:
If you are interested in utilizing our registered agent service please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registered agent services are $150/year.