As an officer of a corporation, am I automatically considered a registered agent for the company or do I have to agree to this role?

Asked on August 25, 2014 under Business Law, California


Maury Beaulier /

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No. The registered agent is generally includedin  with the filing of the Articles of Incorporation.  You may, however, seek to change that agent withthet state subsequently.

Shawn Jackson / The Jackson Law Firm, P.C.

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The short answer is "no". On the assumption that you filed the Articles of Incorporation and/or completed the required Organizational Meeting Minutes, who was chosen to be the "registered agent". We have about the same percentage of clients who want us to be the agent as much as they choose someone who is a shareholder and/or officer/director of the corporation.

Shawn Jackson California Business Development Attorney

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