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Registered Agent Services

Virginia Registered Agent Services: Every corporation and LLC doing business in Virginia must have a Registered Agent on file with the State Corporation Commission (SCC).  Although an officer or director of a corporation or a member of an LLC may serve as Registered Agent, it is often preferable to have an attorney handle that responsibility.  The principals of the company will maintain more privacy since their names and addresses will not be publicly listed with the SCC. Help with SCC in in Richmond VA, Registered Agent on file with the State Corporation Commission (SCC) in Richmond VA, Help with Annual Report in Richmond VA, Standard Registered Agent services in Richmond VA, Help with corporate book in Richmond VA, Help with company book in Richmond VA, Help with draft all annual minutes and other required documents in Richmond VA, Help with Certificate of Authority from the SCC in Richmond VA

Registered Agent Services:

Every corporation and LLC doing business in Virginia must have a Registered Agent on file with the State Corporation Commission (SCC).  Although an officer or director of a corporation or a member of an LLC may serve as Registered Agent, it is often preferable to have an attorney handle that responsibility.  The principals of the company will maintain more privacy since their names and addresses will not be publicly listed with the SCC.  We ensure that your Annual Report is correctly completed and that you are advised of all filing deadlines and fees.  You simply sign the forms and file them based on the instructions we provide.  For corporations we ensure that you receive a set of basic annual minutes for filing in the corporate book, and we can maintain your corporate book if you choose.  If your company is sued, the suit is normally served on the Registered Agent.  If we are your Registered Agent the sheriff or process server comes to our office, not your home or business, and we will contact you to ensure that an appropriate response is filed.


 

Standard Registered Agent Services:

Standard Registered Agent services include all of the items listed above plus an initial review of your existing corporate or company records to make sure you have made all necessary filings and are in compliance with Virginia law.  We will advise you of any defects and make recommendations on other documents or agreements that you may want to consider.  In addition, if requested, we will maintain your corporate or company book and draft all annual minutes and other required documents.  The importance of maintaining your corporate or company formalities cannot be overstated.  If you do not operate your corporation or LLC as a separate and distinct entity by making all required filings and keeping current and accurate records, you risk losing the protection from personal liability, which is one of the main benefits of operating under a corporate or LLC umbrella.

*Please note that if we set up your corporation or limited liability company we will serve as your Registered Agent for the remainder of that calendar year at no additional charge.


 

Limited Registered Agent Services:

If you would prefer to handle your own annual minutes and maintain your own corporate book or company records, we can simply serve as Registered Agent for SCC purposes, and our services will be limited to sending you the SCC annual report and registration package and accepting service of any litigation or other official filings.

*Please note that if we set up your corporation or limited liability company we will serve as your Registered Agent for the remainder of that calendar year at no additional charge.


Non-Virginia Entities:

In order to conduct business in Virginia, out of state (foreign) entities must obtain a Certificate of Authority from the SCC to Transact Business in Virginia, and the entity must have a Registered Agent and a registered office address in Virginia just like domestic entities. The requirements for obtaining a Certificate of Authority are very specific, and they can be cumbersome without the assistance of an experienced attorney.  If a business is moving to Virginia permanently it is also possible to “domesticate” that business by converting it to a Virginia entity.  Contact us for more details.  We have experience with a variety of entities from many different states.  If your company plans to do business in Virginia we can assist you in that process either by domesticating your entity or serving as Registered Agent in Virginia.