EssentialAgent

Reimagined Registered Agent Services

Lucent Law has provided registered agent services for hundreds of LLCs and corporations. Building on our unparalleled history of delivering quality registered agent services, Lucent Law has developed its EssentialAgent online platform to provide a more convenient and secure service for our registered agent customers.

Whether you have just formed your new LLC or corporation, or have an existing company, choose our​ service for unparalleled service and convenience while saving 40% or more as compared with other registered agent services.


 

EssentialAgent Registered Agent Service

Compare what sets the EssentialLaw platform apart from the competition:

EssentialAgent

$125

+ Annual State Fee

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • First Year Free*
  • Lawyer Designed Registered Agent Compliance Program
  • Annual Renewal Services
  • Lawyer-Drafted Annual Resolutions
  • Digital Corporate Record Service
  • Owner's Guide to Your New LLC or Corporation
  • Free Advisories for Changes in LLC & Corporation Laws
  • Priority Scheduling of Attorney Consultations

* Free registered agent services through your LLC or corporation’s next renewal date.

CT Corporation Systems

$329

+ Annual State Fee

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • First Year Free
  • Lawyer Designed Registered Agent Compliance Program
  • Annual Renewal Services
  • Lawyer-Drafted Annual Resolutions
  • Digital Corporate Record Service
  • Owner's Guide to Your New LLC or Corporation
  • Free Advisories for Changes in LLC & Corporation Laws
  • Priority Scheduling of Attorney Consultations

This comparison was based on a review of CT Corporation’s services posted at https://ct.wolterskluwer.com/registered-agent-serv on or about January 3, 2020.

Northwest Registered Agent

$225

+ Annual State Fee

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • First Year Free
  • Lawyer Designed Registered Agent Compliance Program
  • Annual Renewal Services
  • Lawyer-Drafted Annual Resolutions
  • Digital Corporate Record Service
  • Owner's Guide to Your New LLC or Corporation
  • Free Advisories for Changes in LLC & Corporation Laws
  • Priority Scheduling of Attorney Consultations

This comparison was based on a review of Northwest Registered Agent’s services posted at https://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/ on or about January 3, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Every state requires legal entities like LLCs and corporations to have a designated registered agent. Lucent Law offers registered agent services in Washington state, with other states coming soon.

Yes, you can. However, the experienced business lawyers at Lucent Law have found that many people do a poor job of being their own registered agent. First, many small business owners use their home address as their registered office. This is a violation of the law, which requires the registered office to be staffed during normal business hours to allow service of process. Second, all too often people serving as their own registered agents fail to file their company’s renewal on time, resulting in late fees or even administrative dissolution. We created our EssentialAgent services to overcome these and other shortcomings of being your own registered agent at a cost that’s affordable for even the smallest of small businesses.

Yes! Unlike other registered agent services, which charge $100 or more to process your company’s renewal on top of their base fees for simply serving as your registered agent, Lucent Law’s EssentialAgent service includes processing your annual renewal. The fee owing to the Washington Secretary of State (currently $60) is not included. We will send you an annual request to update your company’s information through our secure, user-friendly online portal. Once you’ve done that, we’ll handle preparing and filing the annual renewal with the Secretary of State, ensuring it gets done right, and on-time, everytime.

Very well, thank you! As mentioned in the prior FAQ, we include renewal service in our fee – it’s an add-on for every other registered agent service we’ve found. We will also review your company information each year prior to your annual renewal and notify you if we see any errors or potential problems – only a law firm can offer this kind of legal review. We also provide Annual Resolutions to satisfy your company’s annual meeting requirement, if applicable. We’ll keep you up-to-date with expert commentary regarding any changes to the law that might affect your company. If you need legal services, as an EssentialAgent client we’ll give you priority scheduling with our staff of business lawyers and paralegals. And, we provide you with an online portal to access these services and for company document storage, creating a one-stop place for your corporate information and compliance.

If you form your new company with Lucent Law, it’s all taken care of – the first year of EssentialAgent service is included and you’re signed up automatically.

If you have an existing company, it’s simple to switch. Click one of the “Sign Up” buttons on this page. There’s no charge until your company’s next annual renewal, meaning you’ll get up to a year for free. You’ll fill out our quick, easy online form, and that’s it! We’ll file the form with the Secretary of State to change your company’s registered agent designation to Lucent Law. We’ll pay any fees that may be charged by the state to make this change.

The Lucent Law Difference

When it comes to registered agent services, no one compares to Lucent Law’s EssentialLaw service. Our annual fee is equal to or less than other commercial registered agents, but we include other services – like renewal service – that they charge extra for. That means you get more service for less with EssentialAgent.

Since we are a law firm, we can also provide services that the other commercial registered agents are not allowed to. For example, we will let you know if your company appears to be headed for legal issues based on your annual renewal information, we will prepare Annual Resolutions for your company to keep you in compliance, and, if you do need legal services, we offer priority scheduling with our staff of experienced business lawyers and paralegals to get you the help you need right away. Only a law firm can offer these services.

Speaking of other law firms – many will be your company’s registered agent, but they are not prepared to offer the convenience of our online portal, the prioritized online scheduling with business lawyers and paralegals, or the full suite of EssentialAgent services at the low annual fee Lucent Law offers.

Give EssentialAgent a try for your company and find out how great it is to get more service for less money. There’s no charge until your next annual renewal, and we’ll pay any fee owing to the Secretary of State for the switch.

Switch Your Existing Company to EssentialAgent

EssentialAgent

$125/yr

No up-front cost – it’s free until your next annual renewal

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • First Year Free (until next annual renewal)
  • Lawyer-Designed Registered Agent Compliance Program
  • Annual Renewal Services
  • Lawyer-Drafted Annual Resolutions
  • Digital Corporate Record Service
  • Owner's Guide to Your New LLC or Corporation
  • Free Advisories for Changes in LLC & Corporation Laws
  • Priority Scheduling of Attorney Consultations
Who is this for:
  • Any existing Washington business entity
  • Any existing out-of-state business entity registered as a foreign entity with the Washington Secretary of State
Types of Businesses:
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Corporation
  • Limited Partnership
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Limited Liability Limited Partnership
  • Non-Profit Corporation
  • Professional Service Corporation
  • Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC)

We Are Here For the Long Haul to Keep Your Business Running Smoothly

 Beyond our EssentialAgent service, Lucent Law is a full-service business law firm representing small business clients, real estate investors, and entrepreneurs. In addition to services delivered under the traditional law firm model, we offer a selection of fixed-fee business law services for forming business entities like LLCs and corporations, upgrading existing business entities, and converting sole proprietorships to business entities. We also offer a full suite of business law services. Our business lawyers have significant experience in all aspects of business law, having represented businesses of all types. Read below for some examples of the business law services we offer:

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Entities & Registered Agent Services

Choice of entity advice and formation of LLCs, corporations and partnerships and comprehensive registered agent services.

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Operating & Shareholder Agreements

Drafting of agreements relating to the operation, governance, and owner relationships for LLCs and corporations.

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Purchase and Sale

Advice and drafting of agreements for the sale of business assets and ownership interests in business entities, such as corporate stock and LLC membership interests.

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Contracts

Drafting and review of contracts, including purchase and sale, vendor, license, non-compete, joint venture and similar agreements.

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Governance

Assist with internal management of LLCs, corporations and partnerships, including drafting resolutions and helping with annual meetings.

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Owners & Ownership Transitions

Represent LLC members, partners and corporation shareholders with regard to their interest in the company; advise and draft agreements regarding ownership transitions for succession planning, expansion, mergers, etc.

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Loan Transactions

Represent lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured business loan transactions, including real estate loans. Click here to read more about our real estate services.

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Leases

Represent commercial and residential landlords and commercial tenants in lease matters, including negotiating and drafting leases, amendments, and notices, as well as evictions. Click here to read more about our real estate services.

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Contact Us:

+1 (509) 455-3713

+1 (509) 927-7200

info@lucentlaw.com

Single Owner LLC Package

The experienced business law team of Lucent Law, PLLC will form your new single owner Washington limited liability company by preparing and filing a Certificate of Formation and the required Initial Annual Report. This package also features:

  • Our online Rapid Filing service is included (typically, we will file the formation documents within one business day after the questionnaire is completed)
  • A customized Operating Agreement with built-in language to provide for a successor manager to manage the affairs of the LLC in case of incapacity or death of the owner
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions to establish the initial decisions that the LLC must make concerning its business and legal affairs
  • Our exclusive Owner’s Manual for Your New LLC
  • Our EssentialAgent registered agent service at no cost for the first year of registered agent services. Visit our EssentialAgent page at our website for more information.
  • Attorney consultation after formation is available at our standard hourly rates.
  • Access to a secure client portal to access company information
  • The filing fee charged by the Washington Secretary of State’s office of $200.00 is not included in our fee and will be automatically added at checkout.

This LLC Formation Package is designed for one owner (either a single person or entity or a married person whose spouse will not be an identified member).