Becoming a Nevada LLC or corporation allows your business the freedom to reside anywhere and still take advantage of the state’s asset protection, tax benefits, and ability to raise capital. When you’re doing business in Nevada, it’s important to make sure you have a Nevada registered agent.
What is a registered agent?
A Nevada Registered Agent allows you to receive legal paperwork during business hours, without your business physically being in Nevada. The registered agent must have a physical address in Nevada, where your business is registered, and be open during normal business hours. Your company’s legal documents are forwarded to your designated contact. This way, your Nevada Registered Agent accepts and signs for your legal documents as the public image of your business.
Why should I have a registered agent?
You’ll never miss important legal information, documents, or communication from the state with a Nevada Registered Agent. Being your own registered agent requires you to be in the office to accept official legal documents during normal business hours. That being said, vacation days, sick days, and business trips might lead to potential missed legal documents. Registered agents give you the comfort that someone will always be available to claim such important information.
Registered agents act as a shield between your businesses legal matters and your physical place of business. The registered agent is the first point of contact for your company. They will intercept any potentially undesirable legal situations that you wouldn’t want your clients or customers to witness. This offers some much-needed privacy by separating yourself as the owner of the company from the address listed on file, in an effort to issue a lawsuit.
With a Nevada Registered agent, you can easily change your business location. That way, you won’t have to file additional paperwork required by the state. Nevada Registered agents are not only familiar with all necessary filings with the state, but they’ll organize, file, and keep you on track for meeting necessary deadlines.
It’s very important to evaluate your business needs and outreach. If you plan to expand outside of one state, a registered agent is ideal to help your operation. A business that does not select a registered agent may risk falling out of “good standing” with the state in which they’re registered. Penalties can include license revocation, fines, and the inability to enter into legal contracts or gain access to the state court system. Reinstatement proceedings could include further monetary, civil, and possible criminal sanctions.
Need a registered agent for your corporation or LLC?
NCH’s experts can help you form a corporation or LLC, and get you started with our registered agent service. As your registered agent, NCH’s location is your corporation’s official address. NCH will accept all official documents on the behalf of your corporation and we’ll send them directly over to you.
Call the business formation experts at NCH, Inc. today at 1-800-508-1729 for a free one-on-one business consultation.