Section 42:2C-17

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42:2C-17 Service of Process

17. Service of Process.

a. An agent for service of process appointed by a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company is an agent of the company for service of any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the company.

b. If a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company does not appoint or maintain an agent for service of process in this State or the agent for service of process cannot with reasonable diligence be found at the agent’s street address, the filing office is an agent of the company upon whom process, notice, or demand may be served.

c. Service of any process, notice, or demand on the filing office as agent for a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company may be made by delivering to the filing office duplicate copies of the process, notice, or demand. If a process, notice, or demand is served on the filing office, the filing office shall forward one of the copies by mail or otherwise provide or deliver a copy to the registered office of the company or the principal office of the company if the mailing address of the principal office appears in the records of the filing office and is different from the mailing address of the registered office.

d. Service is effected under subsection c. of this section at the earliest of:

(1) the date the limited liability company or foreign limited liability company receives the process, notice, or demand;

(2) the date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the company; or

(3) five days after the process, notice, or demand is deposited with the United States Postal Service, if correctly addressed and with sufficient postage.

e. The filing office shall keep a record of each process, notice, and demand served pursuant to this section and record the date of, and the action taken regarding, the service.

f. This section does not affect the right to serve process, notice, or demand in any other manner provided by law.

L.2012, c.50, s.17.