The person designated by a business entity, such as a corporation, to receive legal correspondence on behalf of the business entity within the state which the agent's address is located. The person may be an officer of the corporation or a third party, such as the corporation's lawyer. Also known as a "registered agent".
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
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.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:10 pm