In many states, including Georgia, a business entity benefits from having a Registered Agent. In some states, it is even required. A Registered Agent is a person or company who accepts legal mail on behalf of your legally registered LLC in the event that you or your business gets sued. They might also serve as a valuable point of contact and receive tax notices, payment and collection notices, and other critical business documents on your behalf.
Because a Registered Agent is a responsible third-party designated to receive such important documents on your behalf, they must meet the following requirements:
- They must have a mailing address (PO Boxes are not acceptable)
- They must be available during normal business hours (9am-5pm)
The Registered Agent you select can receive the following types of documentation for you:
- Tax notices
- Court documents
- Collection notices
- Official state correspondence
- Junk mail (which they may even dispose of for you)
While it is sometimes possible to function as your own Registered Agent, your business will be better served by designating this responsibility to a trusted Georgia attorney. An attorney acting as your Registered Agent gives you and your business much needed peace of mind that someone will always be ready and available to receive important documents and information. It will also alleviate worry when you are traveling or otherwise unavailable and ensure you don’t miss important deliveries or deadlines.
If you’re running a successful Georgia business and want to have a Registered Agent on record who takes your business as seriously as you do, call Grissom Law, LLC. We are experienced estate planning attorneys. We have the expertise, availability, and knowledge you need to do more than serve as your Registered Agent. We give you the freedom and peace of mind you and your business deserve.
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