I am representing myself in filing a suit in NY Civil Court, against a limited liability company. An attorney representing the adversary sent me an email stating that his firm would accept service of process for their client.
I have hand delivered the Summons and Complaint to firm representing the adversary, and prepared a notarized affidavit of service that says as much (including email authorization from opposing counsel). I have not yet filed the Complaint and Affidavit of Service with the Court.
Does this count as legitimate service of process - or do I need a third-party to re-deliver papers on my behalf ? If it’s a “do over” - should I serve the LLC directly instead to the law firm ?
Yes, the parties can agree to any method of service they wish. The best practice would be to get a formal stipulation with opposing counsel so there will be no confusion later.
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If a party agrees to except a summons and complaint then it could be delivered but anyway the parties agree including a person who is a party delivering it
If they agreed and you documented it and served it in conformity with the agreement, you should be fine
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