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About Your Louisiana Registered Agent

Okay, here’s the scoop about why you need a registered agent in Louisiana.

What is a registered agent?

A registered agent, sometimes referred to as a statutory agent, is an entity with a physical presence in the state of Louisiana who is responsible for accepting legal notices for you. Your registered agent must be available and present during normal business hours.

Are there any restrictions or requirements I should know about my registered agent?

There are few restrictions regarding who can act as your registered agent here. In particular, the entity or person acting as your registered agent must be available and located at a physical street address within the state of Louisiana during normal business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to accept all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is crucial that you appoint a reputable company, like when choosing your Louisiana registered agent.

How does my business benefit from having a registered agent in Louisiana?

Businesses in Louisiana benefit in many ways by designating a registered agent. Most importantly, nominating a registered agent keeps your business in compliance with Louisiana state code. Having as your Louisiana registered agent, as soon as you get any service of process, legal notice, annual report notification or letter – we accept those in your place. In minutes, we’re uploading your files into your online account. You’ll get an instant notification of any paperwork we scan into your Louisiana registered agent account. In addition, we also keep track of your Louisiana annual report due dates and send you reminders with how-to links so you can submit your paperwork on time with the State of Louisiana.

Tell me the top 5 things I should be looking for in a registered agent?

Solid Background: You want to hire a registered agent who is competent at what they’re doing, who’s been performing the duties of a registered agent for a few years and has a solid reputation.

Trustworthy: You have to be able to trust your registered agent. You need to know that they will live up to their responsibilities and be accessible during normal business hours to receive service of process and other legal paperwork.

Solid Character: Your Louisiana registered agent must have be known for delivering legal paperwork and service of process in a timely and reliable manner. If they receive legal documents for you and don’t deliver them to you, you could end up with a ruling against you in court and not even be aware that your company is party to a lawsuit.

Customer Relations: What if you need to clarify or have a question about some aspect of your business as it relates to the State. You don’t want to talk to someone reading off a script in a call center in India, you want to chat with a consumer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about commercial registered agent service.

Optional Services: In addition to basic registered agent service (by receiving your legal paperwork), check to see if your registered agent offers more services like: Customized documents for your state filings, email reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, any other tools that will keep your company in good standing with the state.