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About Your Maine Registered Agent

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

What is the reason for statutory agents in the first place?

Long ago, you just fought dragons and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies evolved, new business forms like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These various business entities were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Business entities are furnished standing that is disconnected from the people who start them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for owners to work out that they could dodge legal actions by personally steering clear of servers of process. So, to close that loophole, most Secretaries of State require business owners to designate a “registered agent.”

In a nutshell, who can act as a registered agent?

Your Maine registered agent needs to be a business entity or person who is a lawful citizen of Maine. They ought to be present to receive service of process during standard business hours. Maine registered agents have to furnish a legal, office address within Maine.

How does my company benefit from having an Maine registered agent?

Companies in Maine benefit in many ways by designating a registered agent. First and foremost, choosing a statutory agent keeps your company in conformity to state law. Having as your Maine registered agent, anytime you get any legal notification, service of process, annual report notification or letter – we accept those in your place. Momentarily, we’re scanning your files into your customer account. You’ll receive instant notification of any paperwork we scan into your client account. Additionally, we also keep an eye on your Maine annual report due dates and send you reminders with how-to links so you can submit your report on time with the Maine Secretary of State.

What should I be looking for in a registered agent?

Practical Knowledge: You want to appoint a registered agent who knows what they’re doing, who’s been performing the duties of a registered agent for a few years and has a solid reputation.

Reliability: You need to be able to depend on your registered agent. You need to know that they will fulfill their responsibilities and be accessible during normal business hours to receive legal documents and service of process.

Solid Reputation: Your registered agent must have be known for delivering legal documents and service of process in a timely and reliable manner. If they accept legal documents on your behalf and fail to deliver them to you, you could wind up with a judgment against you in court without even knowing your business is involved in a lawsuit.

Consumer Relations: Just imagine you have a question about or you need to clarify some aspect of your company as it relates to the State of Maine. You don’t want to talk to someone reading off a script in a call center in some foreign country, you want to talk to a consumer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about business registered agent service in Maine.

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