Asked in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for Georgia

Q: How do I find the name of my landlord in my state to file in small claims court? They are registered as a "foreign LLC."

I checked the Georgia Corporations division for the name on my lease "Holcomb Bridge GA Partners, LLC"

https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/BusinessSearch/BusinessInformation?businessId=2073864&businessType=Foreign%20Limited%20Liability%20Company&fromSearch=True

The parent company is "Cortland," but for some reason they are using this foreign LLC.

In order to file a small claim against them, I need their registered agent name and address. Their principal office address is in Illinois, the jurisdiction is in Delaware and their physical address is in GA. I am so confused. Which do I use?

Also, the Registered Agent's name is: "Corporation Service Company" This makes no sense to me.

I want to make sure I am filing the claim against the right entity. Please help! Thanks.

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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A: You file against the legal corporate name, listing their principal office address. You serve it through the Registered Agent. But keep in mind that when you sue, the Defendant will probably evict you. And hopefully you have some idea of where to execute a prospective Judgment.

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