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1.  "Registered Agent" for Wisconsin-registered design firm

Posted 06-29-2017 09:56
Are any of my SPP colleagues operating (legally) in Wisconsin as out-of-state incorporated design firms?

My Chicago based, Illinois-incorporated firm needs to register as a "foreign corporation" in Wisconsin to operate there.
I need to find a find a "registered agent" to accept legal correspondence on our behalf, since we do not have a physical office in the state.

How have other small firms handled this?
Is anyone using a registered-agent services for this? I'd appreciate recommendations?
Has anyone paired up with a Wisconsin-based colleagues to take on the role?

Thanks!


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Scott Rappe AIA, LEED AP
Kuklinski + Rappe Architects PC
Chicago IL
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2.  RE: "Registered Agent" for Wisconsin-registered design firm

Posted 07-01-2017 10:48
I'm not sure what the requirements are for Wisconsin but when I was in a similar situation with Utah, I was told that the registered agent is often an accountant or lawyer. Fortunately I had a relative in town that was willing to act as a registered agent. It generally meant forwarding 2-3 pieces of mail per year. Again, check the requirements for Wisconsin but in Utah it didn't require any professional license.

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Marika Snider AIA
Ohio History Connection
Columbus OH
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3.  RE: "Registered Agent" for Wisconsin-registered design firm

Posted 07-02-2017 03:52
Google registered agent.
I've used incorp.com and love them.  It's only I think $99/year (possibly $150 cannot remember for sure).  This is the same for almost every state where you are operating as an out-of-state architect.  If you have a local office in that state then you designate someone in that office.

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Thomas Fallon AIA
Benner Stange Associates Architects, Inc.
Portland OR
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4.  RE: "Registered Agent" for Wisconsin-registered design firm

Posted 07-10-2017 15:50
Thanks everyone!

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Scott Rappe AIA, LEED AP
Kuklinski + Rappe Architects
Chicago IL
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