What is a Registered Agent
Every corporation or Limited Liability Company must designate a person to accept service of process (lawsuit) and other important documents on behalf of an entity. An entity is a person legally but not tangible. You can designate your self but if you are served at your home or business with a lawsuit you may get upset or embarrassed. Your family, friends, clients or others will know you are being sued. You may miss a deadline. Most businesses have a designated registered agent to avoid problems.
How to Register with the California Secretary of State for your own account
To FORM a Corporation or Limited Liability Company YOU must register.
Registration at California Secretary of State
- Go to website www.sos.ca.gov
- Click on Business
- Click Business Programs
- Click Business Entities
- Click Form a Business
- Click Login
- Click Don’t have an account? Sign up
- You will now see “Create Account”
- Enter the Prompts
- First Name
- Last Name
- Phone Number
YOU ARE NOW REGISTERED AND LOGGED IN
Why notify Legal Stepz that you have incorporated or formed a Limited Liability Company
Legal Stepz provides registered agent services at no cost so long as they are notified that you have formed a new entity and have selected Legal Stepz as the registered agent.
What happens if we do not complete all the tasks to setup a corporation?
If you do not complete all the tasks you may become personally liable for the debts of the corporation including but not limited to lawsuit judgments. When you miss or skip a task then the corporate formalities are not complied with and the individual shareholders become personally liable. Thus, it 's important to complete all tasks. Many people go to an online incorporation service or YouTube video and receive their articles of incorporation and maybe a taxpayer identification number. This is only part of the process and will make you personally liable for your business debts. That's why we recommend you listen to the entire course and complete each module.