Aybar v. Aybar, 2021 NY Slip Op 5393 – NY: Court of Appeals 2021:

“The Business Corporation Law requires foreign corporations seeking authorization to do business in New York to register with the New York Secretary of State and designate an in-state agent for service of process. The question before us on this appeal is whether a foreign corporation consents to the exercise of general jurisdiction by New York courts by registering to do business here and designating a local agent for service of process. We conclude that a foreign corporation’s compliance with the relevant statutory provisions constitutes consent to accept service of process in New York; that compliance does not constitute consent to general jurisdiction in New York courts.”