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The Revival: a “Poefect” Solution to Resurrecting Your Company in a Heartbeat

In honor of Halloween, the following blog not only tells of how to resurrect a company that has been resigned on, it is also a parody of the infamous Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” Please enjoy this fun and informational poem.

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary” (Poe,742),
I sprang to my den and opened my laptop.
While I typed, barely breathing, suddenly there came a feeling
A feeling that my company was in danger, danger of illegally running.
“It is! ” I shouted as the research ceased, “It is illegally running!”
Only this, and nothing more.

“I distinctly remember it was in the bleak December” (Poe, 724),
That my registered agent invoiced me for services rendered.
Upon not paying, they emailed me saying- I had to pay or formally close
Those were my options, they would resign if neither were chosen,
nly those, and nothing more.

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing’’ (Poe, 742),
How am I to correct this madness.
What kind of penance will I pay  for my sin?
Call my registered agent, they’ll show me where to begin,
Only this, and nothing more.

“This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing” (Poe, 743)
A renaming or changing of registered agent should be filed
But only if the thirty day window has not expired
Alas the window has lapsed, and I must file a revival
A costly documentation, but needed for survival
Not only this, but something more.

“And the [parchment], sad, uncertain rustling of each [page]” (Poe, 742),
The forms are just the start, past due taxes too are due
Once documents are filed and taxes are paid
My company will rise again and money will be made
Only this, and nothing more.

“Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,” (Poe, 742),
I took action to reinstate my company, with help from my registered agent thankfully
They filed my revival and settled my dues, then an email from the state brought comforting news
My company is resurrected and operating legally
Careless in my company’s dealings I will be, nevermore.

For more information on how to revive/reinstate your entity that has been resigned upon, please feel free to visit our website or email our corporate team at

Poe, Edgar A. “The Raven.” The Norton Introduction to Literature, edited by Peter Simon, ninth ed.,
New York, W.W. Norton & Company, 2006, pp. 742-44.

Amanda Archambault, Registered Agent Associate


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Election Day & Veterans Day Holiday Closures

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and Wednesday, November 11, 2020, most jurisdictions will be closed in observance of Election Day & Veterans Day.  However, all Incserv offices will be available both days between the hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (ET) to provide you with services that are obtainable.

Incserv has electronic access to many jurisdictions and is able to perform electronic searches, filings and document retrievals, as such access allows.

If you have questions pertaining to what services are available in a specific jurisdiction or if you anticipate special needs between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm (ET) on these days, please contact Incserv in advance so a Client Services Representative may work with you to ensure your needs are met.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our office at  302.531.0855, 800.346.4646 or


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Columbus Day Closure – Oct 12th

All District of Columbia and Federal Government Offices will be closed on Monday, October 12th in observance of Columbus Day.

Our Washington, DC office will be open during regular business hours and will be able to provide nationwide assistance and limited services in the District.

The following District services will be available: UCC searches with copy retrieval, good standings, lien and court searches, corporate status searches and name availability.

The following District services will not be available: corporate filings, document retrievals, business license services, UCC filings, apostilles and notary certifications.

Most Foreign Embassies will be closed. However, for those Embassies that are open we will be able to provide service.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Washington, DC office at 202.386.7575, 877.531.1131 or

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