Registered Agent vs. Professional Attorney: What’s the difference?

A quick internet search of ‘tax free MT vehicle registration’ will return hundreds of thousands of results, providing you with plenty of Montana registered agents to choose from if you’re in the market for a Montana vehicle registration. With so many options, a large part this decision comes down to choosing to do business with either a registered agent or a professional attorney. While both can do the job, professional attorneys will often be your best option—both legally and financially. To put it frankly, not all ‘registered agents’ are created equal.

Technically, anyone with a registered Montana address can act as your registered agent. This means that anyone with a laptop and a Montana home address has the ability to act as the designated business address for any legal documents intended for your Montana entity. While this detail doesn’t necessarily equate all registered agents with high risk, it certainly sheds light on the benefits of having both a commercial business address and professional attorney receiving your LLC’s service of process.

In addition to a legal cushion, a professional attorney will also often provide an extra layer of confidentiality. For most, whether filing important documents such as vehicle registration or simply online shopping, the assurance that your information is secure and confidential is a high priority. At Heggen Law Office, protecting your information is of equal concern. We know that now, more than ever, the internet can be as much risk as it is reward. Knowing this, we work hard to ensure that you and your personal information are always protected.

With over 40 years of combined experience, our office has built a reputation for handling client’s information with care and confidentiality. For each client, we file a professionally written operating agreement and do our best to provide them with personalized service and information according to their home state. What’s more, unlike many fast-acting ‘agent’ website claims, you can trust that you will never be overcharged or subscribed to for payments beyond the standard fees listed on our Vehicle Registration information page.

If you’re interested in learning more about the process, visit our step-by-step guide for a tax-free Montana vehicle registration for more details or contact us today!