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Registered Agent Services


We provide Registered Agent services for both domestic and foreign companies that need a registered agent in New York or New Jersey. 

A Registered Agent is an individual that receives "official" mail and deliveries on behalf of a corporation or limited liability company.  "Official" mail and deliveries generally mean communication from either the Secretary of State or from a Court through service by the county sheriff, marshal or process server (of a lawsuit, garnishment for an employee, etc.). 

Domestic Companies:  The statutes in New York or New Jersey, require companies formed in these States to designate a Registered Agent for such purposes.  Many business owners prefer to have a third party like us serve as their registered agent so that they don't have the hassle or distraction of dealing with service of process and potential visits from the sheriff or marshal, especially to their home.  For a small annual fee, we can take this burden from you.   

Foreign Companies:  The statutes in New York or New Jersey, also require foreign companies (companies that are formed under the laws of a state other than in which they do business, but that are required to register to do business in these states) to also designate a Registered Agent in the state in which the company does business.  We can also help foreign companies register as a foreign company with the Secretaries of State in New York and New Jersey.  Email us for more information on that process.

Home-Based Businesses:  Do you have a business that you operate from your home?  Using us as your registered agent can help maintain your privacy.  Your registered agent must have an accessible street address and cannot use a P.O. Box or other drop box service.  However, your principal office address on file with the Secretary of State can be a P.O. Box or similar mail drop location.  Therefore, if you operate from your home and don't want your home address to be publicly available from the Secretary of State, you can use us as your registered agent (so our address is the one used) and a P.O. Box for your principal office address.  Your home address stays out of the Secretary of State‚Äôs database, helping preserve your privacy.

When you are ready to nominate us as your Registered Agent in New York or New Jersey, you can get started quickly and easily:

1.  Ask us for our Registered Agent agreement, fill it out with your company's information and sign it, and email it back to us at [email protected] or fax it to us at 814-253-4991.  In your email or on your fax cover sheet, please tell us about your company and whether or not you are currently registered in New York or New Jersey.

2.  Our annual fee to serve as Registered Agent for your company is $125.00.  Payment of the fee can be made either by mailing us a check or money order made payable to "Law Offices of Peter W. Shafran, LLC" to:                                    

Law Offices of Peter W. Shafran, LLC

Attn: Registered Agent Services

47 Jefferson Avenue

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706


or by making an electronic payment online with your credit card on our Payments Page. 

If you have any questions or need more information about our Registered Agent services, please contact us.