Nearly all states require that a corporation have the name and address of a registered agent on file with the requisite state authority when conducting business within that state's boundaries. This applies to both the state in which the entity is incorporated, as well as other states in which it does business. A registered agent functions as the corporation's representative for purposes of receiving notices from the state and service of process in the event of the filing of a lawsuit against the corporation. Schwaninger & Associates serves as registered agent for numerous corporations conducting business within the District of Columbia. Our role is to ensure that a corporation is immediately apprised of any actions brought against it so that the corporation will have sufficient time to generate a timely and well composed response.