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Info About Your Massachusetts Registered Agent

Okay, here’s the scoop about registered agent service in Massachusetts.

Define a registered agent?

A registered agent, sometimes referred to as a resident agent, is an individual with a physical presence in the state of Massachusetts who is responsible for receiving legal documents for your business. Your registered agent is required to be available and present during normal business hours.

Sum it up for me, who can be a registered agent?

Your Massachusetts statutory agent should be a company or person who is a legitimate resident of your state. They must be on hand to accept legal documents during regular business hours. Massachusetts registered agents must furnish a legal, office address within Massachusetts.

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

Massachusetts businesses benefit in several ways by appointing a registered agent. Most importantly, choosing a registered agent keeps your business entity in compliance with state law. Having as your Massachusetts registered agent, anytime you get any legal notification, service of process, letter or annual report notice – we accept those in your place. In minutes, we’re uploading your files into your customer account. You’ll get an instant notification of any documents we scan into your Massachusetts registered agent account. In addition, we also keep track of your Massachusetts annual report due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can submit your report on time with the Massachusetts Secretary of State.

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

Practical Knowledge: 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 good reputation.

Dependability: You need to be able to depend on your registered agent. You need to know that they will live up to their duties and be available during typical business hours to receive service of process and other legal paperwork.

Solid Reputation: Your registered agent must have be known for delivering service of process and legal documents in a timely and reliable manner. If they accept legal documents on your behalf and don’t deliver them to you, you could wind up with a ruling against you in court and not even know that your company is involved in a lawsuit.

Consumer Relations: Let’s say you need to clarify or have a question about some aspect of your company as it relates to the State. You don’t want to discuss it with someone reading off a script in a call center in some foreign country, you want to chat with a customer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about commercial registered agent service in Massachusetts.

Additional Services: In addition to basic registered agent service (by accepting your legal documents), make sure your registered agent offers additional services like: Customized paperwork for state filings, email reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, any other tools that will keep your business in good standing with the state.