local agent

local agent
An agent at a given place or within a definite district. Sharp & Dohme v. Waybourne, Tex. Civ.App., 74 S.W.2d 413.
An agent may be a general agent as to his powers, although he represents the company only in a particular locality or within a limited territory, and in the latter aspect is called a "local agent". Prudential Ins. Co. of America v. Jenkins, 290 Ky. 802, 162 S.W.2d 791, 795.
An agent placed in charge of corporation's local business for purpose of winding it up. One appointed to act as the representative of a corporation and transact its business generally (or business of a particular character) at a given place or within a defined district. One who represents corporation in promotion of business for which it was incorporated, in county in which suit is filed. National Hardware & Stove Co. v. Walters, Tex.Civ.App., 58 S.W.2d 146.
One who stands in shoes of corporation in relation to particular matters committed to his care and represents corporation in its business in either a general or limited capacity. A "local agent" to receive and collect money means an agent residing either permanently or temporarily within the state for purpose of his agency. McDonald Service Co. v. Peoples Nat. Bank of Rock Hill, S.C., 218 N.C. 533, 11 S.E.2d 556, 558.
By statute or court rule in most states, service of process on a foreign corporation may be made on a local agent of such corporation.
See Fed.R.Civil P. 4; New York C.P.L.R. No.No. 308, 318
+ local agent
One appointed to act as the representative of a corporation and transact its business generally (or business of a particular character) at a given place or within a defined district.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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