Why Must my Business Designate a Registered Agent?
The law requires it, plain and simple. Any entity conducting business within a state must register to do business in that state, designate and maintain a registered agent, and in some cases a registered office.
A Registered Agent acts as the representative for accepting Service of Process served upon the company within the jurisdiction of any state where the company conducts business. Service of Process is broadly construed to include any legal proceeding, legal notice, or official government communication presented to the company while it is within the jurisdiction of a state.