Frequently Asked Questions

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Not every legal task needs to be done by outside counsel, and sometimes in-house teams do not have the experience in certain projects that only come up every now and again. An Alternative Legal Service Provider (ALSP) does not provide legal advice or practice law but delivers specialized legal services. Many ALSP’s are technology providers, but Agile Legal focuses on legal project management and specialized paralegal work. For many law firms and in-house legal teams, it doesn’t make sense for them to do this work themselves or they may not have someone available with the right skill set and experience.  In addition, our services are primarily offered at fixed fees that make it easier for businesses and law firms to forecast expenditure.

If you think an ALSP might be the right solution for you, contact us now to discuss how we can assist you with your legal projects.

Managing a project well is complicated but essential to reaching effective outcomes. Agile project management is an approach that originated in software development. Projects are broken down into individual tasks, and feedback and testing is carried out after each step to optimize results and understand how individual parts of a project are impacting the whole. Agile Legal has taken the methodology of agile project management and applied it to the legal world so that businesses and law firms can reach higher quality results quicker – taking up less time and resources. For more information about legal project management, reference question 3.

Innovate your project management and order a legal service today.

Legal Project Management (LPM) is a process for completing legal projects that considers how parts affect the whole. In LPM, projects are broken down into small components to ensure that no tasks are missed or fall behind. However, LPM goes further to not only consider the project at hand, but how the project correlates to, and impacts, the client’s legal strategy as a whole and the subsequent required actions that will arise from the project.

Have further questions about our process? Contact us here.

Agile Legal serves companies and private funds with a variety of legal projects. Agile Legal does not provide services for individuals with personal legal cases. If you’re a law firm, visit Virtual Paralegal Services to learn more about how our innovative service model can help you better serve your clients with their legal matters.

Feeling strained due to limited funds and internal legal resources? Agile Legal has significant experience with medium-sized businesses on tight budgets. Book a consultation to see if we’re a good fit for you.

No, Agile Legal does not provide legal advice, does not practice law, and is not a law firm. However, Agile Legal is an ALSP (see above) that manages legal projects and specialized legal tasks, helping clients meet their objectives without putting further strain on their team’s capacity.

Agile Legal’s process is simple. 1) Order a legal service using our quick order form. 2) We’ll schedule a follow up call to align our services to your requirements. 3) Sign our General Service Agreement (GSA) and you’ll be ready to send in work requests to our practice area teams.

Signing our GSA doesn’t include any financial commitment or commit you to a particular order – send in your work requests as and when they arise.

Some of our services are provided on a fixed fee basis, others at an hourly rate, depending the services, and we also have managed services that you can subscribe to for a set period of time.

Contact us for more information about how we conduct business and the different pricing used for particular services.

The main difference between Agile Legal and Virtual Paralegal Services is the clientele served and the services they typically require. Agile Legal works with companies and private funds, while Virtual Paralegal Services works with law firms. Our legal entity is Virtual Paralegal Services, LLC d/b/a Agile Legal.

Contract Management

Yes. Agile Legal can assist with redlining, drafting, and negotiation expertise. We work with many kinds of contracts, such as SAAS agreements, data protection agreements, NDAs, employment contracts, vendor contracts, MSAs and GSAs, and more. Agile Legal also provides a free contract clause library for your reference of what terminology to include in your contracts.

Yes. Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) is a time-consuming process that can be difficult to manage on top of other daily responsibilities. Agile Legal will free up valuable time for you through our end-to-end contract lifecycle management services. Our contract professionals not only organize files in a CLM system, but help you manage all the steps throughout the contract lifecycle process such as organization, review, negotiation, signature, reporting, notifications, renewals, and repository management. Book a consultation to learn about more services our contract management team can provide.

Yes. Agile Legal can support you in a search for CLM products to help you pick the right CLM software for your needs and support setting up the repository or transitioning from one repository to a new one. Looking for the right software for your contract management? Contact us today.

Yes. Agile Legal offers playbook drafting services to ensure continuous risk management of your contracts. Furthermore, Agile Legal can use your finalized playbook to review and redline agreements and negotiate contract terms. Contact us today to learn more about our playbook services.

Yes. When claims and disputes arise, as part of our contract lifecycle management service, we will quickly provide the answers you need based on the language contained in your contract. Order our contract management services today.

Yes. Our team works to make sure that your contracts are reviewed and sent back within five to seven business days, or less, depending on the size and complexity of the agreement. Have further questions? Contact us today.

Corporate Services

Agile Legal provides registered agent services to keep your business compliant with local state regulations so you can worry less. Our clients have peace of mind knowing that our specialists will always notify clients immediately of Service of Process. We also notify our clients of tax notices and help prepare necessary documentation. We understand that state and federal regulations are constantly changing, making it hard to stay compliant with regulations. We take the constant search work off your hands and consistently monitor regulation changes to mitigate your risk. Order our corporate services today.

Yes, we do. Our service website, LeapLaw, provides an extensive library of legal templates to help you draft your projects.

Yes, you can. Agile Legal offers a variety of services to help you dissolve your entity quickly and efficiently. We can review your entities’ governance documents to confirm required approvals. We prepare board, shareholder and member/manager resolutions, draft state dissolution forms and other related documents depending on entity type. Have you further questions about entity dissolution? Direct your questions to [email protected].

We’ll need information such as the entity name to check its availability, the desired state of incorporation, and entity type. We will collect further information about the business address, officer and director names and addresses, and other information through our secure entity formation questionnaire. Have further questions? Contact us today.

Yes, we do. We have a variety of services that fall under this category that can be tailored to your needs. These services typically include maintenance of all company registers, attendance, minuting, and circulating of board packs and minutes, and ensuring regulatory compliance of the company. Contact us to learn about our corporate secretarial services.

Corporate Transparency Act

The Corporate Transparency Act is a law passed on January 1st, 2021, by the US Congress to remove any anonymity in business ownership, a practice seen to allow illegal financial dealings and money laundering to occur. It took effect on January 1st, 2024.

A reporting company is any business or entity that is subject to the reporting requirements put forth by the Exchange Act.

Non-exempt companies must submit a Beneficial Ownership Information Report (BOIR) to FinCEN. Any business that existed before January 1st, 2024, has until December 31st, 2024 to file their BOIR. Any business that was created after January 1st, 2024, has 90 days from the date of creation to file their BOIR. This will drop to 30 days in 2025.

There are 23 exemptions that would remove your business’ requirement to file. Agile Legal offers exemption analysis services to find out if your entity falls under any of these exemptions. Order our CTA services today.

A beneficial owner is the owner(s), decision maker(s), and anyone with substantial control over the company. Contact us today for assistance identifying your company’s beneficial owner.

A person who possesses significant influence and decision-making ability in the company qualifies as a person with substantial control . Substantial control refers to 25% interest or more in a company. Significant control can be based on both control over the business (such as directors and officers) or interest (25% shares). Agile Legal can help you identify your substantial owners and get your information organized for the CTA. Contact us today for assistance identifying your company’s beneficial owner.

You must submit the name, birth date, address, and photographic proof of ID of the beneficial owner(s). The reporting company’s information must also be provided. You can read more about the CTA requirements in our blog article.

If your company was formed after January 1st, 2024, you have 30 days to file your BOIR. If your company was formed before January 1st, 2024, you have until December 31st, 2024, to file your BOIR. Get ready for the CTA with Agile Legal.

Whenever your beneficial owner changes personal information, you must resubmit your BOIR with the updated information within 30 days of the change. Read more about the CTA in our blog article.

Yes. All companies located in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, are also subject to the CTA. Contact us today if you have further questions about the CTA.

Government agencies and law enforcement will have access to the information contained in a BOIR, only after their request is vetted by FinCEN. The information will not be accessible by the public.

Yes. Agile Legal can prepare and file your company’s BOIR. We also offer several other services to help you stay in compliance with the CTA. Order our CTA services today.

International Services

Agile Legal provides an array of international services to ensure the good-standing and legal compliance of companies in areas of corporate governance and international legal operations. Our international services include Global Subsidiary Management (GSM), subsidiary formations, branch registrations, entity rationalization services, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance, process agent, searches and retrievals, and authentications.

Check out our full list of international services.

While we assist with global entity compliance, we do not provide operations assistance. Because we are not a law firm, we also do not provide legal counsel, but can recommend outside counsel.

Unsure about whether we can provide the services you need? Contact us.

By engaging Agile Legal as your service provider, you gain access to a team of highly experienced international specialists with expertise in 100+ jurisdictions and a total of over 45 years of experience. We take the responsibility of having a deep knowledge of the legal landscape in your target jurisdictions, so you don’t have to add that to your to-do list.

Global Subsidiary Management

A branch is a part of a company that is closely tied and still operates under the governance of the main company. A subsidiary is a separate entity in which 50% or more shares are owned by another company known as the parent-company. Registering and forming will require different supporting documents for either structure. The process will also vary from country to country.

To get the most accurate information for your target county, contact us to set up a call.

Not necessarily. We believe it is good to form a company in any place that your company determines is a good fit for your products, services, goals, and objectives. At the same time, business leaders should recognize that civil law countries tend to have more restrictions and steps before formation is complete – making expansion more time-consuming and expensive. Agile Legal’s international team is skilled in helping firms around the world form and remain in good-standing.

Process Agent Services

Process agents and registered agents are two ways of receiving service of process from local authorities or on behalf of other businesses. A registered agent is required in any jurisdiction where the entity is qualified to do business. Registered agents are on public record when establishing a business. A process agent is only required in certain private contracts, such as in cross-border financial transactions. The process agent is only appointed for the specific contracts whereas a registered agent is for all correspondence with government entities and businesses.

Businesses will need a registered agent in any place where you are legally qualified to do business. Requirements for a process agent will depend on the terms for your private contracts and agreements.  As such, you will not always need a process agent.

A process agent is only required in certain private contracts, such as in cross-border financial transactions.

KYC/AML Services

The CTA will be phased in beginning in 2024 with new requirements for Universal Beneficial Owner (UBO) information to be disclosed when forming or registering an entity. This will affect our KYC/AML policies as we will need to collect more documents.

Agile Legal utilizes an advanced system that screens for sanctions, AML, politically exposed persons (PEPs), terrorism financing, anti-bribery, organized crime, and third-party risks.

The UBO information required to register a business overseas will depend on the jurisdiction. Jurisdictions will at the least require a passport copy, government-issued ID, and proof of address (within 3 months).

For more detailed requirements, schedule a consultation so that we may better understand your needs.

Fund Services

Blue Sky laws are USA state securities regulations that are designed to protect investors from deceptive practices in the sale of securities. The laws are named Blue Sky laws because they were intended to safeguard investors from speculative investments that had “no more basis than so many feet of blue sky.” Each state has their own set of Blue Sky laws, meaning that the specific requirements vary from state to state. Have questions about a specific state? Contact our fund services team.


Yes. Each state has its own timing requirement. Some states require notice filings to be submitted prior to an offer or sale, whereas other states require notice filings within a certain amount of time after an offer or sale. Not sure when to file? Contact us today for more information.

Generally speaking, notice filings are required on a yearly basis, but it depends on the type of offering and the state you are filing in. We can help you determine when you need to file. Contact us today.

Some states require Reg A issuers to have a broker-dealer, but most do not and allow the issuer to register their offering themselves as an issuer-dealer.  The states that do not allow issuer-dealers are currently Florida, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington. For more information, contact our fund services team.