2010 California Code
Article 7. Transferable Interests And Rights Of Transferees And Creditors
15907.01. The only interest of a partner which is transferable is the partner's transferable interest. A transferable interest is personal property. 15907.02. (a) A transfer, in whole or in part, of a partner's transferable interest: (1) is permissible; (2) does not by itself cause the partner's dissociation or a dissolution and winding up of the limited partnership's activities; and (3) does not, as against the other partners or the limited partnership, entitle the transferee to participate in the management or conduct of the limited partnership's activities, to require access to information concerning the limited partnership's transactions except as otherwise provided in subdivision (c), or to inspect or copy the required information or the limited partnership's other records or to exercise any other rights or powers of a partner. (b) A transferee has a right to receive, in accordance with the transfer, distributions to which the transferor would otherwise be entitled. (c) A transferee is entitled to an account of the limited partnership's transactions only upon the dissolution and winding up of the limited partnership. (d) Upon transfer, the transferor retains the rights of a partner other than the interest in distributions transferred and retains all duties and obligations of a partner. (e) A limited partnership need not give effect to a transferee's rights under this section until the limited partnership has notice of the transfer. (f) A transfer of a partner's transferable interest in the limited partnership in violation of a restriction on transfer contained in the partnership agreement is ineffective as to a person having notice of the restriction at the time of transfer. (g) A transferee that becomes a partner with respect to a transferable interest is liable for the transferor's obligations under Sections 15905.02 and 15905.09. However, the transferee is not obligated for liabilities unknown to the transferee at the time the transferee became a partner. (h) A transferee of a partnership interest, including a transferee of a general partner, may become a limited partner if and to the extent that (1) the partnership agreement provides or (2) all general partners and a majority in interest of the limited partners consent. 15907.03. (a) On application to a court of competent jurisdiction by any judgment creditor of a partner or transferee, the court may charge the transferable interest of the judgment debtor with payment of the unsatisfied amount of the judgment with interest. To the extent so charged, the judgment creditor has only the rights of a transferee. The court may appoint a receiver of the share of the distributions due or to become due to the judgment debtor in respect of the limited partnership and make all other orders, directions, accounts, and inquiries the judgment debtor might have made or which the circumstances of the case may require to give effect to the charging order. (b) A charging order constitutes a lien on the judgment debtor's transferable interest. The court may order a foreclosure upon the interest subject to the charging order at any time. The purchaser at the foreclosure sale has the rights of a transferee. (c) At any time before foreclosure, an interest charged may be redeemed: (1) by the judgment debtor; (2) with property other than limited partnership property, by one or more of the other partners; or (3) with limited partnership property, by the limited partnership with the consent of all partners whose interests are not so charged. (d) This chapter does not deprive any partner or transferee of the benefit of any exemption laws applicable to the partner's or transferee's transferable interest. (e) This section provides the exclusive remedy by which a judgment creditor of a partner or transferee may satisfy a judgment out of the judgment debtor's transferable interest. (f) No creditor of a partner shall have any right to obtain possession or otherwise exercise legal or equitable remedies with respect to the property of the limited partnership. 15907.04. If a partner dies, the deceased partner's personal representative or other legal representative may exercise the rights of a transferee as provided in Section 15907.02 and, for the purposes of settling the estate, may exercise the rights of a current limited partner under Section 15903.04.
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