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An Introduction to the Law of Corporations: Cases and Materials, Fall 2017

DGCL § 321 - Service of process

Headnote

You may have wondered why the corporate law statute requires that the corporation name a registered agent, along with an address in the state of Delaware, in its certificate of incorporation.  The registered agent plays an important role in ensuring corporate officers and directors are subject to the jurisdiction of the Delaware courts for the purpose of stockholder litigation and other litigation related to the corporation.