ComplianceLegalOctober 08, 2020

Making sure you select a qualified registered agent: a checklist

Selecting the right registered agent is an important task. Most states require a business to have a registered agent as their official point of contact. These professionals eliminate the burden of handling important legal documents quickly and accurately and help mitigate the financial risks associated with noncompliance.

How Much Experience Does the Registered Agent Have?

There are many factors to consider when a small business is working to select the right registered agent. A checklist can help companies zero in on the most essential factors to consider when making this important choice. For example, how much experience does the registered agent have? You want the registered agent to have established and time-tested procedures for handling documents that are received.

Does the Registered Agent Have State Jurisdiction?

Does the registered agent operate in all 51 jurisdictions? If you expand your business to another state, you want to use the same registered agent in all states in order to reduce the administrative challenges of dealing with multiple registered agent service providers.

Does the Registered Agent Provide Monitoring and Follow Up?

The registered agent helps you keep track of the numerous statutes, rules and regulations that apply to your business. You want to receive up-to-date information and alerts quickly from your registered agent so that you know when something has changed.

Use our handy checklist to identify the most critical factors to consider when selecting a registered agent for your business.

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Mike Enright
Operations Manager