- Comparing Business Entities
- Small Business Formation
- Limited Liability Company
- “S” Corporation
- “C” Corporation
We offer agent for service of process service for corporations and limited liability companies in California. We are a registered Private Services Company with the California Secretary of State. We charge a flat yearly fee of $150.00. If you have not filed a statement of information or need to amend a statement of information to change your registered agent services to The Law Offices of Lin and Wood we can provide that service to for a nominal additional fee. The fee to file a Statement of Information is $25.00. Your business cannot act as its own agent for service of process. The function of having a registered agent is to provide a legal address in California where there are persons available during normal business hours to accept legal service or notices in the event of a legal action or when documents need to served.
Please give us call toll free at 1-877-963-9543 to request our Client Services Agent Agreement for review and signature.
There are a number of unscrupulous companies out there that advertise that you must pay fees of up to $495.00 to file various documents with the California Secretary of State. This is absolutely not true and you should not pay these fees. You do not have to go through a private or third party vendor to file official documents with the California Secretary of State. In most cases we will charge you the filing fee, usually around $25.00 or less depending upon the document, plus $60 for over-the-counter filing. Over-the-counter means we will have the document filed the same day and receive confirmation of the documents filing. Over-the-counter filing is faster than sending in the documents by mail. You can always file a document by mail with the California Secretary of State.
The California Secretary of State’s main office is located at 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, California 95814. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding state holidays. There is also a regional office located at 300 South Spring Street, Room 12513, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
We also provide business formation services. If you need to form a California corporation or limited liability company we can help. The type of form of business you choose is an important step in starting your new business. That does not mean at some point in the future as your business changes you cannot change the form again, but starting off right helps. The tax advantages of the limited liability company or S corporation can be substantial. The key is flow-through taxation. Give us a call at 1-877-963-9543 to learn more.