The agent for service of process is the person whom the corporation has designated as agent with the secretary of state.
To find the agent, look at the Secretary's website.
No, not necessarily. The agent for service of process is the person designated by the corporation. You can ascertain this information from the Secretary of State website at:
Unless the manager or the lawyer voluntarily agreed to accept service of process on behalf of the corporation, the service would not be considered valid service.
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You can serve the atty with the cross complaint. See: 428.60. A cross-complaint shall be served on each of the parties in
an action in the following manner:
(1) If a party has not appeared in the action, a summons upon the
cross-complaint shall be issued and served upon him in the same
manner as upon commencement of an original action.
(2) If a party has appeared in the action, the cross-complaint
shall be served upon his attorney, or upon the party if he has
appeared without an attorney, in the manner provided for service of
summons or in the manner provided by Chapter 5 (commencing with
Section 1010) of Title 14 of Part 2 of this code.
CCP 1011 (a) allows you to leave it at attys offc with the person in charge or receptionist.
Service by mail may be appropriate if the corporation is already a party to the action and is represented; no there may be no need to serve the legal department, just the attorney of record.