Q: Hello, I don't know if I have the correct agent of process for a business that didn't have the city with the entity id
I'm having trouble finding who to address my letter to and eventually serve. I'm not 100% sure that I have the correct information. I have two status reports with one of the entities having their status revoked. The business is a Massage Envy franchise located in Clifton. When I looked up the entity number there isn't a city listed next to the id #. From what I read, it's recommended that I write the business a letter before filing with court. Is there something specific I should ask for when calling NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise? The Passaic court told me they couldn't help. I'm stuck. Will sending a letter certified mail to the business addressing the manager ensure that the correct party has received it?
A: The best way to find out the legal name of a business entity, along with the name of the registered agent, president, or CEO (etc) is to use the NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise website and order the business entity standing certificates, long-form with officers. I believe it will cost you around $25.
I practice consumer law and I find that sometimes you have to search for a business on that website using several variations of the business name until you find the right entity. Before I pay for the standing certificate, I do a lot of google research to see if I can find the legal name of the entity, the owner of the entity, or any other information that will assist me in locating the business using the website listed above.
Good luck in your search!
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