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United Process Service is a leading New York full service legal support company offering
process serving, in-court filing, e-filing, investigations and more.
United Process Service is located in the heart of Manhattan’s court district. We provide service of process within
New York State, nationally and internationally to legal professionals located in New York City and throughout the U.S.

As a multiple-time winner of the New York Law Journal’s Top 3 Best Process Server award, you can trust
United Process Service to be your comprehensive legal support provider. We’ve been in business since 1951
and bring decades of process serving experience.

Process Service

Service of process is the serving of legal papers that initiate a lawsuit or get served after an action has commenced. After legal documents are served, the process server must file in court a signed, notarized Affidavit of Service.

Court Services

United Process Service Inc. has been providing court services since 1975, servicing all Federal, State, Surrogate, Civil and various lower courts. From In-Person Filing to Electronic Filing, we do it all!

Investigative Services /
Skip Tracing

Together with Dan Levine Investigations, United Process Service offers comprehensive skip tracing and investigative services.

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June 20, 2020

Monday, June 22nd marks the beginning of Phase 2 for New York City.

Non-essential businesses and business activities can reopen for in-person operations. This means United Process Service will resume normal pickups at your law firm as long as your building allows entry. As per our usual procedure, please contact us via email once you’ve confirmed that pickups are permitted.

Please note that our messengers are under strict instruction to take proper CoVid safety measures when in clients’ offices. They will wear masks and use only their own personal items.

I know we’re all looking forward to progressing towards Phase 3 and beyond.

Until then, please stay safe and United in this Process with our Service.

Joel Graber & Staff


June 11, 2020

As you may know, Governor Cuomo’s latest executive order (202.38) extends, “the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding” through July 6, 2020. 

During this pandemic we have gone from all courts being physically closed and NYSCEF not accepting documents to finally moving to some court openings and statewide electronic filing of documents as of May 25, 2020. We are heading in the right direction!

As I’ve said before, United Process Service is gearing up for the reopening of our office, which I anticipate being within two weeks. Servers are coming back when restrictions are lifted and their health concerns have subsided.  Currently, service of process work for service outside of New York City is vibrant but spotty in the city.

KEEP IN MIND: Serving corporations through Secretary of State in Albany (in lieu of their place of business) is a great alternative at this time because that office has reopened and many businesses are still shut down.  I will gladly advance the $40 fee and get them served promptly. 

I look forward to serving your documents on a full-time basis again.  So please continue to send work assignments by mail and email and we will handle accordingly.

Stay well.
Joel Graber & Staff


June 1, 2020

As you are probably aware, NYSCEF is now permitting the electronic filing of new "non-essential" cases throughout the state. So we have some movement in the right direction for the return of our industry. 

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (our industry licensing authority) continues to direct DCA-licensed individuals and agencies to comply with the requirements of the relevant New York State executive orders. Yet until Governor Cuomo issues the green light for NYC businesses to fully reopen, the workflow at United Process Service will remain spotty and modified.

You may continue to send us work and I will do my best to get it served. I check emails daily and go to the post office 2 times a week. Please be aware that some process servers are working but most are not back to work yet for health concerns AND most businesses and government agencies are still closed.

I hope you have made the most of this quarantine. With every aspect of our lives having been affected over the past months, some of the ongoing changes will be for the betterment of us all long term. I hope your "new normal" serves you well. I look forward to serving your documents on a full-time basis again soon.

June should be a very busy and challenging month!

Be well and stay healthy,
Joel Graber and Staff


May 5, 2020

As the pandemic is still raging through the U.S., Governor Cuomo has issued guidelines for the phased plan to re-open New York on a regional basis. Click link for details.

Also, here’s an article about Cushman & Wakefield redesigning office space (in the Netherlands) with social distancing and better hygiene in mind.  Every little bit helps towards creating a safer environment. Maybe you’ll feel inspired?

Stay safe, stay healthy and United in this Process.

Joel Graber and Staff

April 29, 2020
As Gov. Cuomo’s latest “New York on Pause” executive order is extended through May 15th, I am prepping United Process for a gradual, but ultimately fully-functioning office re-opening.
I’m in the process of installing plexiglass sneeze shields throughout the office which moves us towards a healthier work environment.  I am also researching ways to promote social distancing measures in the workplace. I would love to hear what your office is doing. Sharing best practices (aside from your law practice) will make for a safer New York.
I am still monitoring emails.  If you have new work, it will remain in my Inbox until the office reopens. If you are requesting documents from our database, I may be able to provide you with whatever can be accessed remotely. Given the restrictions, I will continue to do whatever I can.
Take extra good care of yourself. May we all look forward to a healthy and vibrant New York/world again.
Best Regards,
Joel Graber and Staff


April 13, 2020

Last week (4/7/20) Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.14, continuing the temporary suspension of New York State non-essential businesses until April 29, 2020. Anything related to statutory time has been extended to May 7th.  This executive order (see link below) supersedes Executive Order 202.8 issued on March 20th, which extended the statutory time to April 19, 2020.

As always, I am monitoring emails.  If you have new work, it will remain in my Inbox until the office reopens. If you are requesting documents from our database, I will be able to provide you with whatever can be accessed remotely. 

If you need assistance with anything else, please ask.  I’m here.  I’ll do what I can.

Stay safe, stay healthy and United in this Process.

Best Regards,
Joel Graber and Staff


March 24, 2020

As you are aware, Governor Cuomo issued the "New York State on PAUSE" executive order for New York State non-essential businesses, directing them to close in-office personnel functions. This necessary effort to protect the public health will hopefully shorten the lifespan of this crisis. Thus, United Process Service, Inc. has discontinued all in-office functions and all process servers have stopped serving.

I am however, monitoring my emails and will respond throughout the day (at least it gives me something to do at home!) While I don’t have the ability to duplicate and send documents to you, I can answer certain questions. If you send a document for service, I will leave it in my inbox and when United restarts operations, I will process your request.  If you end up serving it some other way, please notify me immediately so I don’t serve it again when business resumes. I am always available at so please be in touch if you have questions or concerns.

Updates will be posted on my website and through email as this fast-moving, quickly-changing state of affairs continues to unfold.

Stay safe, stay healthy and United in this Process.

Best Regards,
Joel Graber and Staff

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