Can I have a Maryland LLC with a principal office address at a Virtual Office space?
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Maryland law requires each LLC to have a principal office in the State of Maryland, which must be a physical address (not a P.O. Box). If your virtual office service provides you with a physical address, then SDAT would deem it to be acceptable.
You'll also need a Maryland resident agent to accept service of process and official papers on behalf of the LLC. There are several commercial services and attorneys that provide this service to their customers/client at nominal annual costs.
Mr. Nolan has given a fine detailing of the use of a Resident Agent. I understand you may separately wish to know whether a Virtual Office can satisfy a requirement of maintaining a physical office in the State. I believe that will depend upon the specifics of the Virtual Office - if it's a mere mail-drop, I think not. You should explore the specifics with a MD Business Attorney.
The foregoing discussion does not establish an attorney-client relationship, is qualified by the limited facts presented above, and should not be relied upon as legal advice. To obtain definitive legal advice upon which one can rely necessitates retaining an attorney who is qualified in this particular area of the law.
Each Maryland LLC and corporation (collectively "LLC") needs to appoint a "Resident Agent" ("RA") in Maryland. The LLC agrees that if a lawsuit is served on the RA, that service is binding on the LLC. I believe you can use the Corporation Trust Company or a corporate type attorney. This is a matter best considered under the applicable State law. I would strongly suggest that you consult with a local attorney (perhaps selected from the AVVO website resources) with experience in this area of law, to offer a free initial consultation and perhaps assist with the process. Once you are comfortable with he or she, hire them to represent you. If this information was helpful to you, even if you do not like or agree with the advice, please let me know by clicking on the “Helpful” or “Best Answer” button. Good luck!
This information is provided as general guidance only, not actual legal advice. I have not reviewed your paperwork, and unless this is a Maryland case, I am not licensed to practice law in your State. The fine points of your question are often found in the laws of your State. So, this response is not intended to be legal advice and you should not rely on this information to make decisions. I urge you instead to consult with a local attorney.