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New York approves new options for electronic service of process

October 29, 2021 (1 min read)

New York lawmakers approved amendments that will allow New York business entities to receive service of process through electronic means starting January 1, 2023. According to the new legislation, New York corporations, associations, limited liability companies, and partnerships can make the affirmative choice to receive service of process via email. Until an entity makes the choice, it will continue to receive service of process via mail. There will be no additional costs for the different methods.

These and other changes are captured in the Fall 2021 edition of New York Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated. Published by CSC, in cooperation with legal publisher LexisNexis, this two-volume resource contains up-to-date New York business entity legislation, as well as other valuable features that make legal research faster and more efficient.

The Fall 2021 edition contains the latest legislative changes through Chapter 416 of the 2021 Session, with more than 70 added or amended sections, including the new provisions for electronic service of process. The Table of Sections Affected provides an overview of legislative changes, and Blackline Amendment notes following each amended section indicate exactly what text was added and deleted.

The Fall 2021 edition includes more than 80 new case notes from New York state and federal courts interpreting the law since the Spring edition. Also included are five new full-text cases covering recent legal developments regarding formation of a partnership, breach of fiduciary duty, alter ego liability, piercing the corporate veil, and dissolution. New case notes are captured in the Table of New Annotations, and gray bars indicate where new cases have been inserted in the body of the book.

More than 100 fillable New York forms for incorporation/formation, qualification, mergers, dissolution, and name reservation for all entity types are available on the LexisNexis Bookstore online download center. A listing of the forms can be found in the book’s appendix. Up-to-date Publication and Fee Tables provide a snapshot of fees and publication requirements for the different entities.

The Fall 2021 Edition of New York Laws Governing Business Entities is available as a two-volume softbound book or as an ebook, compatible with dedicated e-reader devices, computers, tablets and smartphones that use e-reader software or applications. It is also available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.