The appointment and maintenance of an in-state registered agent is required

With the tenth largest GDP in the world and the second biggest economy in the U.S., second only to California, Texas has much to offer businesses of all sizes. A thriving technology sector, automotive manufacturing, transportation/mobility logistics, real estate, and other industries are fueling a population influx and growth. However, doing business in Texas requires compliance with many federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

CT Corporation's reliable, professional Registered Agent services ensure that you won’t miss a critical filing and endanger your business’ good standing and its right to defend itself in court. You'll benefit from monitoring tools and services that ensure insight into your business compliance so you’re always in control. With a professional Registered Agent, you can have the confidence of knowing that you’re aware of and on top of your compliance obligations.

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Registered Agent package options:

Products

Registered agent services

Easily appoint your registered agent online within 10 minutes

  • Registered agent services - includes a registered agent location within the state to receive legal and critical business communications and a dedicated team to receive and route all service of process legal notifications

  • Online portal - compliance portal to keep your business compliant 24/7

  • Name availability check - verification and reservation of desired business name with the state

    Not included
  • Incorporation services - completion and filing of all legal documents and Articles of Incorporation with the state

    Not included
  • Foreign qualification services - preparation and filing of all qualification documents with the state

    Not included
Registered agent and formation

Our incorporation experts are here to help you start your business with a solid and smart foundation

  • Registered agent services - includes a registered agent location within the state to receive legal and critical business communications and a dedicated team to receive and route all service of process legal notifications

  • Online portal - compliance portal to keep your business compliant 24/7

  • Name availability check - verification and reservation of desired business name with the state

  • Incorporation services - completion and filing of all legal documents and Articles of Incorporation with the state

  • Foreign qualification services - preparation and filing of all qualification documents with the state

    Not included
Registration in another state

Legally register an existing business in another state (Foreign Qualification)

  • Registered agent services - includes a registered agent location within the state to receive legal and critical business communications and a dedicated team to receive and route all service of process legal notifications

  • Online portal - compliance portal to keep your business compliant 24/7

  • Name availability check - verification and reservation of desired business name with the state

  • Incorporation services - completion and filing of all legal documents and Articles of Incorporation with the state

    Not included
  • Foreign qualification services - preparation and filing of all qualification documents with the state

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Legislative updates

Senate Bill 1971, effective September 1, 2019, amends the Texas Business Organizations Code provisions governing corporations regarding, among other things, voting agreements, two-step offer-mergers, ratification of defective acts, notices of redemption, shareholder lists, and nonprofit corporation directors.


Senate Bill 1969, effective September 1, 2019, amends the Texas Business Organizations Code to provide for the ratification of defective corporate acts of a nonprofit corporation.


Case summaries

LLC – Right to Arbitration
CDIC of NC Protected Cell-A600 LLC v. Judge, No. 4:18-cv-04142 decided June 1, 2021. The U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, ruled that the defendant, a manager of an LLC, waived his right to invoke arbitration under a provision of the LLC’s operating agreement stating that any dispute arising out of the agreement or the breach thereof shall be decided by arbitration. He waived his right by proceeding with the court action for over two years before seeking to compel arbitration.


Pro Se Representation
1 Fox 2 Productions, LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, No. 03-20-00101, decided January 4, 2021. The Texas Court of Appeals held that an officer of an LLC, although not a licensed attorney, could file a notice of appeal on behalf of the LLC because the Texas Supreme Court has held that the prohibition against non-attorneys representing business entities does not apply to ministerial tasks such as perfecting an appeal.


Limited Partner’s Standing to Sue
Lipshy v. Burk, No. 05-19-00493, decided November 12, 2020. The Texas Court of Appeals held that limited partners do not lack constitutional standing to assert claims individually for damages based on the reduction in value to their limited partnership interests.


Standing to Sue
Pike v. Texas EMC Management, LLC, No. 17-0557, decided June 19, 2020. The Texas Supreme Court held that a limited partner has constitutional standing to sue for an alleged loss in the value of its interest in the limited partnership. A challenge to a limited partner’s ability to recover the lost value of its interest in the limited partnership is a challenge to capacity, not standing.


Assumed Name Filing Requirement
Pennington v. Cypress Aviation, LLC, No. 05-19-00345, decided April 19, 2020. Although a Texas corporation that failed to file a certificate of assumed name lacked capacity to sue, the defendant waived the right to claim the failure to file as a defense by failing to file a plea in abatement or obtain a ruling regarding the corporation’s lack of capacity prior to trial. The court also ruled the trial court erred in concluding the corporation lacked standing to sue rather than lacking capacity to sue.


Forfeited Corporation
Donica Group, LP v. Thompson Excavating, Inc., No. 05-19-00235, decided January 6, 2020. The Texas Court of Appeals held that a corporation whose charter was forfeited and not reinstated lacked standing to file a bill of review challenging a default judgment.


Other notices

There are no notices at this time.


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