Palmetto Corporate Services provides privacy and peace of mind. With Palmetto Corporate Services listed as your Registered Agent, no individual’s name is listed on the Secretary of State’s website. If your business is sued, Palmetto Corporate Services will accept service of process, sparing an individual the embarrassment of receiving service of process in front of neighbors or colleagues. Palmetto Corporate Services is staffed during regular business hours, so there is no need for a business owner to worry about taking a vacation or being out of the office when service of process or other important documents arrive.
A registered agent is an individual or a company appointed by an LLC or corporation to receive service of process, legal documents, and other communications on behalf of the business, and then relay that information to the appropriate party. A business’s registered agent is listed on the South Carolina Secretary of State’s website. Every corporation or LLC must have an in-state registered agent in its formation state and in every state where it is registered to do business.
Service of process is notice of a lawsuit filed against the LLC or corporation, which involves serving the defendant with a summons. In the case of an LLC or corporation, the summons is served on the registered agent. When process is served on the registered agent, the court obtains jurisdiction over the corporation or LLC.
Not having a registered agent to accept service of process does not mean that the company cannot be sued. The court can obtain jurisdiction in another manner, but the company may not have timely notice of the lawsuit and may not be able to mount a defense.
The registered agent may receive other documents, such as:
All of these documents contain vital, time-sensitive information.