ABOUT YOUR REGISTERED AGENT OFFICE IN NEW MEXICO
Why do we have registered agents in the first place?
Long ago, you just herded sheep and paid your taxes to the king. Eventually, economies evolved, new company structures like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These various business structures were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Entities are given standing that is separated from the individuals who put them together. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for people to figure out that they could stay away from legal actions by personally hiding out from process servers. So, to tighten up that loophole, most jurisdictions insist that business entities to appoint a “registered agent.”
Briefly, who can be a registered agent?
Your New Mexico statutory agent needs to be a company or person who is a legitimate resident of your state. A registered agent must be available to receive legal documents during regular business hours. Registered agents in New Mexico must furnish a legal, physical address within the state of New Mexico.
What kind of benefits come from having a registered agent?
Businesses in New Mexico benefit in several ways by designating a registered agent. Obviously, choosing a statutory agent keeps your business in compliance with state law. Having RegisteredAgentOffice.com as your New Mexico registered agent, as soon as you are sent any service of process, legal notice, annual report notification or letter – we accept those on your behalf. Within minutes, we’re uploading your files into your client account. You’ll get an instant notification of any documents we scan into your New Mexico registered agent account. In addition, we also keep track of your New Mexico annual report due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your report on time with the New Mexico Secretary of State.
Tell me the top 5 things I should be looking for in a registered agent?
Experience: You want to choose a registered agent who knows what they’re doing, who’s been acting as a registered agent for many years and has a good reputation.
Trustworthy: You need to be able to trust your registered agent. You should be able to trust that they will fulfill their duties and be accessible during normal business hours to accept legal documents and service of process.
Solid Reputation: Your registered agent must have a reputation for delivering service of process and legal paperwork in a reliable and timely manner. If they receive legal documents on your behalf and fail to deliver them to you, your company could wind up with a judgment against you in court without even knowing your company is party to a lawsuit.
Customer Service: What if you have a question about or you need to clarify some aspect of your business as it relates to the State. You don’t want to discuss it with a person reading off a script in a call center in some foreign country, you want to chat with a customer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about business registered agent service.
Additional Services: Besides basic registered agent service (by accepting your legal documents), check to see if your registered agent offers additional services like: Pre-populated paperwork for your state filings, email reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, any other tools that will keep your business in compliance with State law.