Your Registered Agent Matters to Your Success
In the United States Virgin Islands, every corporation must have a “registered agent.” A registered agent is a person designated to receive legal documents on behalf of the company and must be located in the Virgin Islands. Many companies choose Virgin Islands law firms to serve as their registered agents. The registered agent is the first to receive and review court documents if the company is involved in a lawsuit in the Virgin Islands. This serves two important purposes for the company. First, it reduces the danger of a default judgment if court documents are not responded to in a timely manner. Second, it eliminates the potential embarrassment or harm to reputation caused by having court documents served at your place of business. The law also serves to protect consumers or other business partners by ensuring a company cannot “hide” from lawsuits by providing a false address or business location. Choosing a resident agent that is well established in the Virgin Islands community can give a business owner peace of mind that legal issues involving the company are addressed quickly and appropriately. Our law firm can provide you with a resident agent. Please contact us for further information.