2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 29 - Partnership
§ 29-354 Transaction of business without registration

Universal Citation: AZ Rev Stat § 29-354 (2017)

29-354. Transaction of business without registration

A. A foreign limited partnership transacting business in this state may not maintain any action, suit or proceeding in any court of this state until it has registered in this state.

B. The failure of a foreign limited partnership to register in this state does not impair the validity of any contract or act of the foreign limited partnership or prevent the foreign limited partnership from defending any action, suit or proceeding in any court of this state.

C. A limited partner of a foreign limited partnership is not liable as a general partner of the foreign limited partnership solely by reason of having transacted business in this state without registration.

D. A foreign limited partnership, by transacting business in this state without registration, appoints the secretary of state as its agent for service of process with respect to causes of action arising out of the transaction of business in this state.

E. Without excluding other activities which may not constitute transacting business in this state, a foreign limited partnership is not considered to be transacting business in this state, for the purposes of this chapter, solely because it is carrying on in this state one or more of the following activities:

1. Maintaining, defending or effecting a settlement of an action or suit or an administrative or arbitrative proceeding or effecting the settlement of a claim or dispute.

2. Holding meetings of its partners or carrying on any other activities concerning its internal affairs.

3. Maintaining a bank account.

4. Maintaining an office or agency for the transfer, exchange and registration of its securities, or appointing and maintaining trustees or depositories with relation to its securities.

5. Effecting sales through an independent contractor.

6. Soliciting or receiving orders outside this state in pursuance of letters, circulars, catalogs or other forms of advertising or solicitation and accepting such orders outside this state and filling them with goods shipped into this state.

7. Creating as borrower or lender, or acquiring, indebtedness or mortgages or other security interests in real or personal property.

8. Securing or collecting debts or enforcing any right in property securing the debts.

9. Transacting business in interstate commerce.

10. Conducting an isolated transaction completed within a period of thirty days and not in the course of a number of repeated transactions of like nature.

F. The provisions of this section do not apply in determining the contacts or activities which may subject a foreign limited partnership to service of process, suit, taxation or regulation under any other statute of this state.

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