Asked in Contracts, Business Formation and Business Law for California

Q: How to obtain a brick-and-mortar physical address in California?

We need a brick-and-mortar address for a business set up by us in the US (there might be more businesses in the future), whose CEO is working from home (currently in Ohio but soon to be in California).

For the new company, we tried already tried to register But the Secretary of State’s office for trademarks and service rejected our trademark application because we used our virtual office address for the physical address in the application we were told. So virtual office addresses no longer work for this kind of legal inquiries?

We are now searching for brick-and-mortar alternatives to virtual office spaces. The alternative has to offer a unique physical address and it must not be "c/o" or a known virtual office provider. Is there a good alternative that also fits future legal inquiries?

We would also prefer a local lawyer or small law firm, which can offer us this kind of service with the mail service included.

Thank you in advance for any answers!

2 Lawyer Answers
Robert P. Cogan
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  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There are many ways an attorney can solve this problem for a business that is setting up in the US. I have done so many times. You can contact an attorney directly. However, Justia does not permit attorneys to enter into engagements through the Q&A page.

Julie King
Julie King
  • Monterey, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You may be making this more complicated than it needs to be. Why can't you use your home address? Yes, it will be a public record, but it works. There are many solutions to this issue without you having to lease expensive office space that you will not be using. Best wishes!

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