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Serving a Business During the Pandemic

It is a lot more complicated to serve a business legal papers than it is to serve an individual. How papers must be served and to whom depends on several things, including the type of business, the size of the business, and where the business is located.

As a general rule, businesses must be served at their place of business. However, there are some exceptions. For example, if you are serving a sole proprietor, partnership, or freelancing individual, you may be able to serve them at their place of residence, especially if that residence also acts as their place of business. 

However, corporations and other larger companies usually must be served at the place of business. In some cases the papers will be served to an officer of the company. However, some companies, especially those that operate in Florida but headquartered elsewhere, may have a registered agent to accept legal papers in these situations.

The registered agent or corporate officer can only be served at their place of business. This can be a huge problem right now because many business offices are closed with employees working remotely. This is creating new challenges that are being addressed by the courts.

In the meantime, you need a process server who is staying up to date with the new rules and trends. Contact us today to get started.