A registered agent, a resident agent or a statutory agent (the three terms are interchangeable) is defined by United States business law as a business, or person, designated to receive service of process on behalf of a company against whom a legal action is brought.To put it another way, when you appoint a registered agent, you are providing the public with an indirect but efficient means of contacting you about a legal issue. The agent then makes sure that you receive the document within a reasonable timeframe.
A web portal is a means of accessing multiple websites via the main website.
It is, essentially, a “gateway” to other related (and sometimes unrelated) sites. Web portals were created to enable a user to easily locate and access services, functions, and information that would otherwise be more cumbersome and time-consuming to find. By branching into various sites through a portal system, a user can find information in a more organized fashion. It would also create a simpler way to engage in that websites various functions without leaving the home website.Continue reading “What a Portal Can Do for You”
Every business entity filed on a state level with the Secretaries of State of each state is required to file an “annual report” in order to remain active and in good standing. Failure to file such an annual report may result in penalties or revocation of the corporate or business charter. While the time of filing of a company’s annual report may vary with the state in which it is filed, it is a requirement to remain in business.Continue reading “What is an “annual report”?”
Companies which own or lease real estate, employ people, conduct business and/or generate income in a state are considered to be “doing business” in that state. A small business that is “doing business” in only one state should, in most cases, organize in that state. If, however, you are contemplating doing business in more than one state, the decision about where to organize your business gains importance. Continue reading “In Which State Should You Organize Your Business?”
We strongly recommend that customers file the LLC or corporation—or at least reserve the name with the state filing office—before ordering the kit. As with the name on a passport or birth certificate, the exact LLC or corporate name matters. It must be exactly the same on all related legal documents. Continue reading “When Should I Order My LLC or Corporate Kit?”
Forming an LLC (limited liability company) is an important milestone in starting your business. Here we provide a general overview of the steps that must be taken to fulfill the legal requirements for filing an LLC, which vary from state to state. Continue reading “How to Form an LLC”
A Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) is a legal entity in which each beneficiaryhas a “beneficial interest” and for Federal income tax purposes is treated as owning an undivided fractional interest in the property held by the trust.Delaware statutory trusts are formed as private governing agreements under which either (1) property (real, tangible and intangible) is held, managed, administered, invested and/or operated; or (2) business or professional activities for profit are carried on by one or more individuals who act as trustees for the benefit of a party who is entitled to a beneficial interest in the trust property.