Running a business can be a lot of work, but it can really help by outsourcing some tasks to professionals in the industry. Our team of highly qualified staff help a range of our business clients on a regular basis with their general legal documents. Here we outline for our clients some of the areas we are able to provide assistance to make sure that you are accurately filling out these important forms.
Serving Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties
What is a California registered agent? Don’t worry, it’s a common question.
A California registered agent is simply an individual or an entity that accepts service of process–legal notice of a lawsuit–and other official documents on behalf of a business. A California registered agent is also known as a California corporate agent or a California statutory agent. Basically, if your business gets sued, the State of California wants to make sure the court can reliably contact you. The law requires that the owners of a business are properly notified.
Why Do I Need a Registered Agent?
The California Corporation Code Section § 1700-1702 requires that all corporations, LLCs and other business entities appoint and maintain a registered agent. You can’t start a business without one (unless you’re a sole proprietor, in which case you don’t have to form an entity at all). Additionally, a registered agent is required to have a physical address in the State, and this office must be kept open throughout the year during regular business hours. This ensures that certified mail can be delivered in a reasonable time-frame.
Business Legal Document Preparation
• Incorporations/LLC/Non-Profit Corporations
• Partnership Agreements
• Statement of Officers to State
• Lease Agreement (Residential/Private)
• Lease Agreement (Corporate/Business)
• Operating Agreements
• Dissolution of Corporation
General Business Services
When you find yourself in a situation where you are not sure how to fill out the right document you need in your business, our team is able to provide you with accurate legal document assistance for your business. Having a team of legal document preparers on your side is a great way to ensure that your business documents are prepared professionally.
When working in business, there are generally a number of contracts you need to have in place. These contracts can be in place with employees, clients and other third parties, but each of them must be done correctly to ensure that they are legally valid contracts. Our team of skilled professionals have helped clients prepare numerous workplace documents for a wide range of different reasons. We understand the complexity of filling out these business documents in Santa Maria, Ca.