In NY Civil Court, can I deliver Summons and Complaint myself to office opposing counsel If they agreed to accept SOP ?
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 ?
3 attorney answers
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