agent for service of process
The individual designated to receive legal documents and tax notices for a corporation or an LLC. The agent is responsible for ensuring that the business's owners receive important correspondence and legal notices in a timely manner. State law requires that the agent be designated in the corporation's articles of incorporation or the LLC's articles of organization.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • agent for acceptance of service — See: agent for service of process Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc. Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …   Law dictionary

  • Service of process — is the procedure employed to give legal notice to a person (such as a defendant) of a court or administrative body s exercise of its jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body or… …   Wikipedia

  • service of process — n. The formal delivery to a defendant of the complaint, summons, or other legal document to notify him or her that a lawsuit has been brought. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell …   Law dictionary

  • service of process — The service of writs, complaints, summonses, etc., signifies the delivering to or leaving them with the party to whom or with whom they ought to be delivered or left; and, when they are so delivered, they are then said to have been served. In the …   Black's law dictionary

  • agent to receive service of process — An agent authorized by appointment to receive service of process is one actually and expressly appointed as an agent to receive service, not one whose appointment is by implication only. 26 ALR2d 1087. An agent actually appointed to receive… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • authorized by appointment to receive service of process — An actual appointment or an agent for the purpose of receiving service. Anno: 11 L Ed 2d 1038 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • agent — n 1: someone or something that acts or exerts power: a moving force in achieving some result 2: a person guided or instigated by another in some action where the heads of departments are the political...agent s of the executive, merely to execute …   Law dictionary

  • service — ser·vice 1 n 1: the act of delivering to or informing someone of a writ, summons, or other notice as prescribed by law after service of process see also notice by publication at notice, s …   Law dictionary

  • process — A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; method, mode or operation, whereby a result or effect is produced; normal or actual course of procedure; regular proceeding, as, the process of… …   Black's law dictionary

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