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181.11055(1)(c) (c) The surviving entity has all debts, obligations, and other liabilities of each constituent entity.
181.11055(1)(d) (d) A civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding pending by or against any constituent entity may be continued as if the merger did not occur, or the surviving entity may be substituted in the proceeding for a constituent entity whose existence ceased.
181.11055(1)(e)1.1. If the surviving entity preexists the merger, its organizational documents are amended to the extent, if any, provided in the plan of merger and, to the extent such amendments are to be reflected in a public record, as provided in the articles of merger.
181.11055(1)(e)2. 2. If the surviving entity is created in the merger, its organizational documents are as provided in the plan of merger and, to the extent such organizational documents are to be reflected in a public record, as provided in the articles of merger.
181.11055(1)(f) (f) The interests of each constituent 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 merger, and the former interest holders of the interests are entitled only to the rights provided to them in the plan of merger or to their rights, if any, under ss. 178.1161, 179.1161, 180.1301 to 180.1331, 181.1180, and 183.1061, or otherwise under the governing law of the constituent entity. All other terms and conditions of the merger also take effect.
181.11055(1)(g) (g) Except as prohibited by other law or as otherwise provided in the articles and plan of merger, all of the rights, privileges, immunities, powers, and purposes of each constituent entity vest in the surviving entity.
181.11055(1)(h) (h) Except as otherwise provided in the articles and plan of merger, if a merging entity is a partnership, limited liability company, or other entity subject to dissolution under its governing law, the merger does not dissolve the merging entity for the purposes of its governing law.
181.11055(2)(a)(a) When a merger takes effect, the department is the agent of any foreign surviving entity for service of process in a proceeding to enforce any obligation or the rights of interest holders, in their capacity as such, of each domestic constituent entity.
181.11055(2)(b) (b) When a merger takes effect, any foreign surviving entity shall timely honor the rights and obligations of interest holders under this chapter with respect to each domestic corporation constituent entity.
181.11055(3) (3)When a merger takes effect, any foreign surviving entity may be served with process in this state for the collection and enforcement of any debts, obligations, or other liabilities of a domestic merging entity as provided in s. 181.1510.
181.11055 History History: 2021 a. 258.
181.1108 181.1108 Bequests, devises, and gifts. Any bequest, devise, gift, grant, or promise contained in a will or other instrument of donation, subscription, or conveyance, that is made to a constituent business entity and that takes effect or remains payable after the merger, inures to the surviving business entity unless the will or other instrument otherwise specifically provides.
181.1108 History History: 1997 a. 79; 2001 a. 44.
181.1131 181.1131 Interest exchange authorized.
181.1131(1)(1)A domestic corporation may acquire all of one or more classes or series of interests of another domestic or foreign entity pursuant to ss. 181.1131 to 181.1135 and a plan of interest exchange if the interest exchange is permitted under the governing law applicable to the corporation and the acquired entity.
181.1131(2) (2)All of one or more classes or series of interests of a domestic corporation may be acquired by another domestic or foreign entity pursuant to ss. 181.1131 to 181.1135 and a plan of interest exchange if the interest exchange is permitted under the governing law applicable to the acquiring entity and the corporation.
181.1131 History History: 2021 a. 258.
181.1132 181.1132 Plan of interest exchange.
181.1132(1)(1)The plan of interest exchange must be in a record and contain all of the following:
181.1132(1)(a) (a) As to both the acquiring entity and the acquired entity, its name, type of entity, and governing law.
181.1132(1)(b) (b) The terms and conditions of the interest exchange.
181.1132(1)(c) (c) The manner and basis of exchanging the interests to be acquired for interests, securities, or obligations of the surviving entity, rights to acquire such interests or securities, money, other property, or any combination of the foregoing.
181.1132(1)(d) (d) Any proposed amendments to the organizational documents of the acquiring or acquired entity that will take effect when the interest exchange becomes effective.
181.1132(1)(e) (e) Any other matters required under the governing law of the acquired or acquiring entity.
181.1132(1)(f) (f) A statement whether s. 181.1180 applies to the interest exchange.
181.1132(2) (2)In addition to the requirements of sub. (1), a plan of interest exchange may contain any other provision relating to the interest exchange and not prohibited by law.
181.1132 History History: 2021 a. 258.
181.1133 181.1133 Approval of interest exchange; amendment; abandonment.
181.1133(1)(1)Subject to s. 181.1180, a plan of interest exchange must be approved in accordance with the procedures that govern a plan of merger under s. 181.1103 with respect to each domestic corporation acquired entity.
181.1133(2) (2)Subject to s. 181.1180 and the governing law of each of the acquiring entity and acquired entity, after a plan of interest exchange is approved, and at any time before an interest exchange becomes effective, the acquiring and acquired entities may amend the plan of interest exchange or abandon the interest exchange as provided in the plan of interest exchange or, except as otherwise provided in the plan of interest exchange, with the same vote or consent as was required to approve the plan of interest exchange.
181.1133(3) (3)If, after articles of interest exchange have been delivered to the department for filing and before the interest exchange becomes effective, the plan of interest exchange is amended in a manner that requires an amendment to the articles of interest exchange or if the interest exchange is abandoned, a statement of amendment or abandonment, signed by either the acquiring entity or the acquired entity, must be delivered to the department for filing before the interest exchange becomes effective. When a statement of abandonment becomes effective, the interest exchange is abandoned and does not become effective. The statement of amendment or abandonment must contain all of the following:
181.1133(3)(a) (a) The name of the acquiring and acquired entities.
181.1133(3)(b) (b) The amendment to or abandonment of the articles of interest exchange.
181.1133(3)(c) (c) A statement that the amendment or abandonment was approved in accordance with this section.
181.1133(4) (4)In addition to approval under sub. (1), a plan of interest exchange must be approved by any acquiring or acquired entity that is not a domestic corporation in accordance with any requirements of its governing law.
181.1133 History History: 2021 a. 258.
181.1134 181.1134 Filings required for interest exchange; effective date.
181.1134(1)(1)After an interest exchange has been approved with respect to the acquiring and acquired entity in accordance with their governing laws, the acquiring entity shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the department for filing articles of interest exchange setting forth all of the following:
181.1134(1)(a) (a) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the acquired entity.
181.1134(1)(b) (b) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the acquiring entity.
181.1134(1)(c) (c) A statement that the plan of interest exchange has been approved by the acquired and acquiring entities in accordance with their respective governing laws.
181.1134(1)(d) (d) Any amendments to the organizational documents of the acquired or acquiring entity that are to be in a public record under their respective governing laws or, if there are no such amendments, a statement to that effect.
181.1134(1)(e) (e) A statement that the plan of interest exchange is on file at the principal office of the acquiring entity.
181.1134(1)(f) (f) A statement that upon request the acquiring entity will provide a copy of the plan of interest exchange to any interest holder of the acquired entity.
181.1134(2) (2)In addition to the requirements of sub. (1), articles of interest exchange may contain any other provisions relating to the interest exchange, as determined by the acquiring entity in accordance with the plan of interest exchange.
181.1134(3) (3)An interest exchange takes effect at the effective date and time of the articles of interest exchange.
181.1134 History History: 2021 a. 258.
181.1135 181.1135 Effect of interest exchange.
181.1135(1)(1)When an interest exchange becomes effective, all of the following apply:
181.1135(1)(a) (a) The interests in the acquired entity which are the subject of the interest exchange are exchanged as provided in the plan of interest exchange, and the former interest holders of those interests are entitled only to the rights provided to them under the plan of interest exchange or to their rights, if any, under ss. 178.1161, 179.1161, 180.1301 to 180.1331, 181.1180, and 183.1061, or otherwise under the governing law of the acquired entity. All other terms and conditions of the interest exchange also take effect.
181.1135(1)(b) (b) The acquiring entity becomes the interest holder of the interests which are the subject of the interest exchange as provided in the plan of interest exchange.
181.1135(1)(c) (c) The provisions of the organizational documents of the acquiring and acquired entity are amended to the extent, if any, provided in the plan of interest exchange and to the extent such amendments are to be reflected in a public record, as provided in the articles of interest exchange.
181.1135(2) (2)Except as otherwise provided in the articles and plan of interest exchange, if the acquired entity is a domestic or foreign partnership, limited liability company, or other organization subject to dissolution under its governing law, the interest exchange does not dissolve the acquired entity.
181.1135(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in this subsection, no interest holder shall have interest holder liability with respect to either the acquiring or acquired entity.
181.1135(3)(b) (b) If, under the governing law of either entity, one or more of the interest holders thereof had interest holder liability prior to the interest exchange with respect to the 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 debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the entity that accrued during the period or periods in which such interest holder or holders had such interest holder liability.
181.1135(3)(c) (c) If, under the governing law of either entity, one or more of the interest holders thereof will have interest holder liability after the interest exchange with respect to the entity, such interest holder or holders shall 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 entity that accrue on or after the interest exchange.
181.1135(3)(d) (d) This subsection does not affect liability under any taxation laws.
181.1135(4)(a)(a) When an interest exchange takes effect, the department is the agent of any foreign acquiring entity for service of process in a proceeding to enforce any obligation or the rights of interest holders, in their capacities as such, of each domestic corporation acquired entity.
181.1135(4)(b) (b) When an interest exchange takes effect, any foreign acquiring entity shall timely honor the rights and obligations of interest holders under this chapter with respect to each domestic corporation acquired entity.
181.1135 History History: 2021 a. 258.
181.1150 181.1150 Conversion of cooperative. A cooperative or an unincorporated cooperative association organized without capital stock may elect to convert itself to a corporation by adopting and filing restated articles of incorporation or organization in the manner required under ch. 185 or 193. The restated articles of incorporation or organization shall conform to the requirements of s. 181.0202 and shall contain a statement that the cooperative or unincorporated cooperative association elects to convert itself to a corporation subject to this chapter. The election to become a corporation subject to this chapter is effective upon the filing of the restated articles of incorporation or organization.
181.1150 History History: 1997 a. 79; 2005 a. 441.
181.1161 181.1161 Conversion authorized.
181.1161(1m)(1m)A domestic corporation may convert to another type of domestic entity, or to any type of foreign entity, pursuant to ss. 181.1161 to 181.1165 and a plan of conversion if the conversion is permitted under the governing law of the converting entity and the governing law that is to apply to the converted entity.
181.1161(2m) (2m)A foreign or domestic entity, other than a domestic corporation, may convert to a domestic corporation pursuant to ss. 181.1161 to 181.1165 and a plan of conversion if the conversion is permitted under the governing law of the converting entity and the converted entity will satisfy the definition of a corporation under this chapter immediately after the conversion.
181.1161 History History: 2001 a. 44; 2005 a. 476; 2015 a. 295; 2021 a. 258.
181.1162 181.1162 Plan of conversion.
181.1162(1)(1)A plan of conversion must be in a record and contain all of the following:
181.1162(1)(a) (a) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the converting entity.
181.1162(1)(b) (b) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the converted entity.
181.1162(1)(c) (c) The terms and conditions of the conversion.
181.1162(1)(d) (d) The manner and basis of converting the interests in the converting entity 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.
181.1162(1)(e) (e) The organizational documents of the converted entity that are to be in a record immediately after the conversion becomes effective.
181.1162(1)(f) (f) Any other matters required by the governing law of the converting entity.
181.1162(2) (2)In addition to the requirements of sub. (1), a plan of conversion may contain any other provision relating to the conversion and not prohibited by law.
181.1162 History History: 2001 a. 44; 2005 a. 476; 2015 a. 295; 2021 a. 258 ss. 543 to 545, 548 to 550.
181.1163 181.1163 Approval of conversion; amendment; abandonment.
181.1163(1)(1)Subject to s. 181.1180, a plan of conversion must be approved in accordance with the procedures that govern a plan of merger under s. 181.1103 for the submission and approval of a plan of conversion with respect to a converting domestic corporation. A plan of conversion into a converted domestic corporation must be approved pursuant to the governing law of the converting entity.
181.1163(2) (2)Subject to s. 181.1180 and the governing law of each of the converting entity and converted entity, after a plan of conversion is approved, and at any time before a conversion becomes effective, the converting entity may amend the plan of conversion or abandon the conversion as provided in the plan of conversion or, except as otherwise provided in the plan of conversion, with the same vote or consent as was required to approve the plan of conversion.
181.1163(3) (3)If, after articles of conversion have been delivered to the department for filing and before the conversion becomes effective, the plan of conversion is amended in a manner that requires an amendment to the articles of conversion or if the conversion is abandoned, a statement of amendment or abandonment, signed by the converting entity, must be delivered to the department for filing before the conversion becomes effective. When a statement of abandonment becomes effective, the conversion is abandoned and does not become effective. The statement of amendment or abandonment must contain all of the following:
181.1163(3)(a) (a) The name of the converting entity and the converted entity under the plan of conversion.
181.1163(3)(b) (b) The amendment to or abandonment of the articles of conversion.
181.1163(3)(c) (c) A statement that the amendment or abandonment was approved in accordance with this section.
181.1163 History History: 2021 a. 258.
181.1164 181.1164 Filings required for conversion; effective date.
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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 June 29, 2022. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 29, 2022, are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-29-22)