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178.1145(1)(am)1.1. Except as provided in this paragraph, no interest holder shall have interest holder liability with respect to the converting or converted entity.
178.1145(1)(am)2. 2. If, under the governing law of the converting entity, one or more of the interest holders thereof had interest holder liability prior to the conversion with respect to the converting entity, such interest holder or holders shall continue to have such liability and any associated contribution and other rights to the extent provided in such governing law with respect to the debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the converting entity that accrued during the period or periods in which such interest holder or holders had such interest holder liability.
178.1145(1)(am)3. 3. If, under the governing law of the converted entity, one or more of the interest holders thereof will have interest holder liability after the conversion with respect to the converted entity, such interest holder or holders will have such liability and any associated contribution and other rights to the extent provided in such governing law with respect to the debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the converted entity that accrue after the conversion.
178.1145(1)(am)4. 4. This paragraph does not affect liability under any taxation laws.
178.1145(1)(b) (b) The title to all property owned by the converting entity is vested in the converted entity without transfer, reversion, or impairment.
178.1145(1)(c) (c) The converted entity has all debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the converting entity.
178.1145(1)(d) (d) A civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding pending by or against the converting entity may be continued as if the conversion did not occur, or the converted entity may be substituted in the proceeding for the converting entity.
178.1145(1)(e) (e) The organizational documents of the converted entity are as provided in the plan of conversion and, to the extent such organizational documents are to be reflected in a public record, as provided in the articles of conversion.
178.1145(1)(f) (f) The interests of the converting entity that are to be converted into interests, securities, or obligations of the surviving entity, rights to acquire such interests or securities, money, other property, or any combination of the foregoing, are converted as provided in the plan of conversion, and the former interest holders of the converting entity are entitled only to the rights provided in the plan of conversion or to their rights, if any, under ss. 178.1161, 179.1161, 180.0301 to 180.1331, 181.1180, and 183.1061, or otherwise under the governing law of the converting entity. All other terms and conditions of the conversion also take effect.
178.1145(1)(g) (g) Except as prohibited by other law or as otherwise provided in the articles and plan of conversion, all of the rights, privileges, immunities, powers, and purposes of the converting entity vest in the converted entity.
178.1145(1)(h) (h) Except as otherwise provided in the articles and plan of conversion, if the converting entity is a partnership, limited liability company, or other entity subject to dissolution under its governing law, the conversion does not dissolve the converting entity for the purposes of its governing law.
178.1145(2)(a)(a) When a conversion takes effect, the department is an agent of any foreign converted entity for service of process in a proceeding to enforce any obligation or the rights of interest holders, in their capacity as such, of any domestic partnership converting entity.
178.1145(2)(b) (b) When a conversion takes effect, any foreign converted entity shall timely honor the rights and obligations of interest holders under this chapter with respect to any domestic partnership converting entity.
178.1145(3) (3)When a conversion takes effect, any foreign converted entity may be served with process in this state for the collection and enforcement of any debts, obligations, or other liabilities of a domestic converting entity in the manner provided in s. 178.0912, except that references to the department in that section shall be treated as references to the appropriate authority under the foreign converted entity's governing law for purposes of applying this subsection.
178.1145 History History: 2015 a. 295; 2021 a. 258.
178.1151 178.1151 Domestication authorized. A domestic partnership may domesticate as a non-United States entity subject to non-United States governing law while continuing to be a domestic partnership, and a non-United States entity may domesticate as a domestic partnership subject to this chapter while continuing to be an entity subject to its non-United States governing law pursuant to ss. 178.1151 to 178.1155 and a plan of domestication, if the domestication is permitted under the governing law of the domesticating entity and permitted under the governing law of the domesticated entity.
178.1151 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1152 178.1152 Plan of domestication.
178.1152(1)(1)A plan of domestication must be in a record and contain all of the following:
178.1152(1)(a) (a) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the domesticating entity.
178.1152(1)(b) (b) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the domesticated entity.
178.1152(1)(c) (c) The terms and conditions of the domestication.
178.1152(1)(d) (d) The organizational documents of the domesticated entity that are to be in a record immediately after the domestication becomes effective, including any proposed amendments to the organizational documents of the domesticating entity that are to be in a record immediately after the domestication becomes effective.
178.1152(2) (2)In addition to the requirements of sub. (1), a plan of domestication may contain any other provision relating to the domestication and not prohibited by law.
178.1152 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1153 178.1153 Approval of domestication; amendment; abandonment.
178.1153(1)(1)Subject to s. 178.1161, a plan of domestication must be approved by all the partners of a domesticating Wisconsin partnership. A plan of domestication of a domesticating non-United States entity must be approved pursuant to the governing law of the domesticating entity.
178.1153(2) (2)Subject to s. 178.1161 and the governing law of the domesticating entity, after a plan of domestication is approved, and at any time before a domestication becomes effective, except as otherwise provided in the plan of domestication, the domesticating entity may amend the plan of domestication or abandon the domestication as provided in the plan of domestication with the same vote or consent as was required to approve the plan of domestication.
178.1153(3) (3)If, after articles of domestication have been delivered to the department for filing and before the domestication becomes effective, the plan of domestication is amended in a manner that requires an amendment to the articles of domestication or if the domestication is abandoned, a statement of amendment or abandonment, signed by the domesticating entity, must be delivered to the department for filing before the domestication becomes effective. When a statement of abandonment becomes effective, the domestication is abandoned and does not become effective. The statement of amendment or abandonment must contain all of the following:
178.1153(3)(a) (a) The name of the domesticating entity and the domesticated entity under the plan of domestication.
178.1153(3)(c) (c) The amendment to or abandonment of the articles of domestication.
178.1153(3)(d) (d) A statement that the amendment or abandonment was approved in accordance with this section.
178.1153 History History: 2015 a. 295; 2021 a. 258.
178.1154 178.1154 Filings required for domestication; effective date.
178.1154(1)(1)After the domesticating entity has approved a plan of domestication in accordance with its governing law, the domesticating entity shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the department for filing articles of domestication setting forth all of the following:
178.1154(1)(a) (a) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the domesticating entity.
178.1154(1)(b) (b) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the domesticated entity.
178.1154(1)(c) (c) A statement that a plan of domestication has been approved and adopted by the domesticating entity in accordance with its governing law.
178.1154(1)(d) (d) Any amendments to the organizational documents of the domesticating entity and any organizational documents of the domesticated entity that are to be in a public record under their respective governing laws.
178.1154(1)(e) (e) A statement that the plan of domestication is on file at the principal office of the domesticated entity.
178.1154(1)(f) (f) A statement that upon request the domesticated entity will provide a copy of the plan of domestication to any interest holder in the domesticated entity.
178.1154(1)(g) (g) A statement whether s. 178.1161 applies to the domestication.
178.1154(2) (2)In addition to the requirements of sub. (1), the articles of domestication may contain any other provisions relating to the domestication, as determined by the domesticating entity in accordance with the plan of domestication.
178.1154(3) (3)A domestication takes effect at the effective date and time of the articles of domestication.
178.1154 History History: 2015 a. 295; 2021 a. 258.
178.1155 178.1155 Effect of domestication.
178.1155(1)(1)When a domestication becomes effective, all of the following apply:
178.1155(1)(a) (a) The domesticating entity becomes a domestic entity under and becomes subject to the governing law of the jurisdiction in which it has domesticated while continuing to be a domestic organization under and subject to the governing law of the domesticating entity.
178.1155(1)(am)1.1. Except as provided in this paragraph, no interest holder shall have interest holder liability with respect to the domesticating or domesticated entity.
178.1155(1)(am)2. 2. If, under the governing law of the domesticating entity, one or more of the interest holders thereof has interest holder liability with respect to the domesticating entity, such interest holder or holders shall continue to have such liability and any associated contribution and other rights to the extent provided in such governing law with respect to the debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the domesticating entity.
178.1155(1)(am)3. 3. If, under the governing law of the domesticated entity, one or more of the interest holders thereof will have interest holder liability after the domestication with respect to the domesticated entity, such interest holder or holders will have such liability and associated contribution and other rights to the extent provided in such governing law with respect to the debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the domesticated entity that accrue after the domestication.
178.1155(1)(am)4. 4. This paragraph does not affect liability under any taxation laws.
178.1155(1)(b) (b) The title to all property owned by the domesticating entity is vested in the domesticated entity without transfer, reversion, or impairment.
178.1155(1)(c) (c) The domesticated entity has all debts, obligations, or other liabilities of the domesticating entity.
178.1155(1)(d) (d) A civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding pending by or against the domesticating entity may be continued as if the domestication did not occur, or the domesticated entity may be substituted in the proceeding for the domesticating entity.
178.1155(1)(e) (e) The organizational documents of the domesticated entity are amended to the extent, if any, provided in the plan of domestication and, to the extent such amendments are to be reflected in a public record, as provided in the articles of domestication.
178.1155(1)(f) (f) The organizational documents of the domesticated entity are as provided in the plan of domestication and, to the extent such organizational documents are to be reflected in a public record, as provided in the articles of domestication.
178.1155(1)(g) (g) Except as prohibited by other law or as otherwise provided in the articles and plan of domestication, all of the rights, privileges, immunities, powers, and purposes of the domesticating entity vest in the domesticated entity.
178.1155(2) (2)Except as otherwise provided in the articles and plan of domestication, if the domesticating entity is a partnership, limited liability company, or other entity subject to dissolution under its governing law, the domestication does not dissolve the domesticating entity for the purposes of its governing law.
178.1155(3) (3)A domesticated Wisconsin entity consents to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state to enforce any debt, obligation, or other liability owed by the domesticating or domesticated entity.
178.1155 History History: 2015 a. 295; 2021 a. 258.
178.1161 178.1161 Restrictions on approval of mergers, interest exchanges, conversions and domestications.
178.1161(1)(1)This section shall apply with respect to a partner in connection with a merger, interest exchange, conversion, or domestication transaction of a domestic partnership if the partner does not vote for or consent to the transaction and the transaction would do any of the following with respect to the partner:
178.1161(1)(a) (a) Materially increase the current or potential obligations of the partner in the constituent, acquiring, acquired, converting, or domesticating partnership, whether as a result of becoming subject to interest holder liability with respect to the obligations of the surviving, acquiring, converted, or domesticated entity as a consequence of being an owner of the entity, becoming subject to affirmative or negative obligations under the organizational documents of the entity, becoming subject to tax on the income of the entity, or otherwise.
178.1161(1)(b) (b) Treat the partner's interests in the partnership in a manner different from the interests of the same class held by any other partner.
178.1161(2) (2)If this section applies with respect to a partner in connection with a transaction, the partnership must offer to purchase the partner's interest in the partnership as provided in sub. (3). Actual or alleged failure to comply with this section shall not have any impact on, and shall not constitute any basis to challenge, the effectiveness of the transaction, and the partner's sole remedy with respect to such failure shall be to commence an action under sub. (4) and otherwise enforce such partner's rights under this section. In order to accept the partnership's offer, a partner must notify the partnership within 60 days of receipt of the offer. Both the offer and the acceptance may be conditioned upon consummation of the transaction.
178.1161(3)(a)(a) The purchase price of the interest of the partner pursuant to this section is the amount that would be distributable to the partner if, on the date of the transaction, the assets of the partnership were sold and the partnership were wound up, with the sale price equal to the greater of the partnership's liquidation value or the value based on a sale of the entire business as a going concern without the partner.
178.1161(3)(b) (b) Interest accrues on the purchase price from the date of the transaction to the date of payment. At the option of the partnership, some or all amounts owing, whether or not presently due, from the partner to the partnership may be offset against the purchase price.
178.1161(3)(c) (c) The partnership shall defend, indemnify, and hold the partner harmless against all liabilities of the surviving, acquiring, converted, or domesticated entity, as the case may be, incurred after the transaction, except liabilities incurred by an act of the partner.
178.1161(3)(d) (d) If no agreement for the purchase of the interest of the partner pursuant to this section is reached within 120 days of the date of the transaction, the partnership, or the surviving, acquiring, converted, or domesticated entity, as the case may be, shall pay, or cause to be paid, in money to the partner the amount it estimates to be the purchase price and accrued interest, reduced by any offsets under par. (b).
178.1161(3)(e) (e) The payment required by par. (d) must be accompanied by all of the following:
178.1161(3)(e)1. 1. A statement of partnership assets and liabilities as of the date of the transaction.
178.1161(3)(e)2. 2. The latest available partnership balance sheet and income statement, if any.
178.1161(3)(e)3. 3. An explanation of how the estimated amount of the payment was calculated.
178.1161(3)(e)4. 4. Written notice that the payment is in full satisfaction of the obligation to purchase unless, not later than 120 days after the written notice, the partner commences an action to determine the purchase price, any offsets and accrued interest under par. (b), or other terms of the obligation to purchase.
178.1161(4) (4)The partner may maintain an action against the partnership, pursuant to s. 178.0307, to determine the purchase price of the partner's interest, any offsets and accrued interest under sub. (3) (b), or other terms of the obligation to purchase. The action must be commenced not later than 120 days after the partnership has made payment in accordance with sub. (3) (d) or within one year after written demand for payment if no offer is made in accordance with sub. (2). The court shall determine the purchase price of the partner's interest, any offset due under sub. (3) (b), and accrued interest, and enter judgment for any additional payment or refund. The court may assess reasonable attorney fees and the fees and expenses of appraisers or other experts for a party to the action, in amounts the court finds equitable, against a party that the court finds acted arbitrarily, vexatiously, or not in good faith. The finding may be based on the partnership's failure to make an offer or payment or to comply with sub. (3).
178.1161(5) (5)A partner does not give the consent required by sub. (1) merely by consenting to a provision of the written partnership agreement.
178.1161 History History: 2015 a. 295; 2021 a. 258.
subch. XII of ch. 178 SUBCHAPTER XII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
178.1201 178.1201 Uniformity of application and construction. In applying and construing this chapter, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact the uniform law.
178.1201 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1202 178.1202 Relation to electronic signatures in global and national commerce act. This chapter modifies, limits, and supersedes the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, 15 USC 7001 to 7031, but does not modify, limit, or supersede section 101 (c) of that act, 15 USC 7001 (c), or authorize electronic delivery of any of the notices described in section 103 (b) of that act, 15 USC 7003 (b).
178.1202 History History: 2015 a. 295.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 267 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 2, 2022. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 2, 2022, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-2-22)