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Registered Agents for Business: Why You Need One

Web Admin - Friday, October 18, 2013

In most states, including Illinois, business law requires corporate owners to have a registered agent represent their corporation or limited liability company (LLC). A registered agent is the third-party who is listed in the same state in which the business was established. This go-between is chosen to receive service of process notices, communication from the Secretary of State, tax forms, and lawsuits on behalf of the business.

According to the Illinois Limited Liability Company Act (805 ILCS 180/1-35), a registered agent’s name and location must be included in the paperwork filed with the state. This allows the public to access information about a business and to send any important documents to the agent registered for the company. This is especially useful for small businesses without a physical address. The state must have a physical address on file in case the business is served with a lawsuit.

How Registered Agents Help in Illinois

Not only is a registered agent the third-party representative for a business, but they stand as barrier between a business and the state government. This allows a business owner to focus solely on their corporate front. A registered agent in Illinois will accept tax or legal documents privately so business owners do not have to do so in front of clients.

An additional benefit is that a registered agent’s office address will remain the same even if a business moves to a new location. With a registered agent, there is no need to file more paperwork with the state for every Illinois business relocation. Opening a new business office in another state, however, presents more challenges. Every state requires a business to maintain a registered agent and registered office in that state.

Lawsuits can be complex and have serious consequences for missed deadlines. A registered agent is a qualified professional who knows the laws and regulations for the State of Illinois. Assigning the role of registered agent to a law firm can ensure that service of process is properly received and handled.

If you are interested in appointing a qualified law professional as your registered agent, contact a Palatine corporate law attorney today. Call 847-934-6000 to speak to a business lawyer serving the Northwest Suburban areas including Rolling Meadows, Buffalo Grove, Barrington, and beyond.


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