2021 Code of Alabama
Title 10A - Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code.
Chapter 30 - Provisions Applicable to Exisiting Entities of a Type That May No Longer Be Formed:unincorporated Professional Associations and Close Corporations.
Article 1 - Unincorporated Professional Associations.
Section 10A-30-1.05 - Certificate of Formation; Name of Association; Dissolution; Applicable to Professional Associations Formed Prior to January 1, 1984.
Certificate of formation; name of association; dissolution; applicable to professional associations formed prior to January 1, 1984.
Prior to January 1, 1984, person or persons may form a professional association by executing and recording the certificate of formation in the office of the judge of probate of the county in which the principal office of the association is located, and must be by the judge recorded in a book kept for that purpose. After recording the certificate of formation, the judge of probate shall endorse thereon a certificate of registration, showing the book and page where recorded, and for services for recording the certificate shall receive fifteen cents ($.15) for each 100 words of the certificate of formation and two dollars fifty cents ($2.50) for examining the certificate of formation.
The person or persons forming the association shall adopt such name for the association as they in their discretion may determine, provided that the name selected shall be followed by the words "Professional Association" or the abbreviation "P.A." Any dentist or dentists forming the association shall be governed by the rules of the regulating board of their profession in adopting a name for the association.
The certificate of formation may contain any provisions not in violation of law or the public policy of this state as the members of the association may decide.
The certificate of formation may be amended or dissolved at any time and from time to time by agreement of two thirds of the members at any regular meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose, upon likewise recording an amendment or instrument of dissolution in the same place or places as the original certificate of formation.
(Acts 1961, No. 865, p. 1349, §3; Acts 1971, No. 184, p. 479; §10-10-5; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §370.)