What this means is, you’re considering a competitor of ours who is not a law firm or attorney.
If you do this, you can potentially destroy the liability protection a LLC offers. Why? Because a Secretary of State’s office will certainly accept a LLC registration where an address is the same for both the “Registered Office” and the “Physical Mailing Address” of the LLC. However, under statute you are required to truthfully disclose where the LLC is located. Unless you have an actual lease, permitting you to conduct business, out of the Registered Agent’s office, you haven’t been truthful in your LLC registration. This can be utilized by a competent plaintiff’s attorney to argue they should be permitted to pierce the corporate veil.
Contrast this to a “virtual office” or “virtual mailbox.” In such a scenario, you have actually leased the service, and therefore are in control of the service, and therefore have been truthful in your LLC registration. This cannot be utilized by a plaintiff’s attorney to attempt to pierce the corporate veil of your LLC.
Therefore, beware when purchasing legal services — even something as simple as a LLC formation — from anyone other than a properly licensed attorney or law firm.