Morton & Gettys law firm acquires Metrolina Business Services

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The law firm Morton & Gettys, LLC, has acquired Metrolina Business Services, Inc., a professional registered agent company.

Metrolina serves as a registered agent for more than 60 companies doing business in South Carolina. State law requires that companies operating within the state register with the S.C. Secretary of State and designate an agent with a physical presence in the state for service of process.

Businesses failing to take these steps can lose certain legal rights, such as the ability to bring a lawsuit within the state.

The registered agent can also act as a permanent place of business within the state for businesses that lack a bricks-and-mortar presence in South Carolina.

“This is just one of many essential services with which we provide our business and corporate clients at Morton & Gettys,” said Partner Melissa Cassell.

The firm’s business and corporate attorneys provide vital counsel to clients forming business entities, including limited liability companies, corporations, non-profits, joint ventures, partnerships, and limited partnerships. They represent business clients in merger and acquisition transactions, in business contracts (such as purchasing, licensing, distribution, and supply agreements), in navigating complex business organizational issues, including buy-sell agreements and business succession plans, in employment, consulting, and independent contractor agreements, and other transactional matters. They also provide comprehensive representation to clients engaged in litigation.