Corporations Registered Agents Law and Legal Definition

This is the person whose name and address is supplied by the corporation or receiving official documents, such as notice of a lawsuit.. Also called an agent for service of process or agent for acceptance of service. States require that a corporation name an actual person (usually in the articles of incorporation or other filing with the Secretary of State) who is authorized to accept service of any lawsuit or claim against the corporation. Many larger corporations, particularly those which operate in several states, name a professional agent which represents many corporations.