2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 29 - Partnership
§ 29-364 Application to existing limited partnership; definition

Universal Citation: AZ Rev Stat § 29-364 (2017)

29-364. Application to existing limited partnership; definition

A. For purposes of this chapter a limited partnership formed under any prior statute of this state and in existence on July 24, 1982 is deemed an existing limited partnership. An existing limited partnership and its partners are governed by this chapter and have the same rights and are subject to the same limitations, restrictions and liabilities as a limited partnership formed under this chapter and its partners, except as follows:

1. The partners of an existing limited partnership are not required to execute and file a certificate of limited partnership under this chapter in order to maintain continued existence as a limited partnership under this chapter. As used in this chapter with respect to an existing limited partnership, unless the context otherwise requires, " certificate of limited partnership" means the certificate of limited partnership executed and filed or recorded pursuant to the statute under which such limited partnership was formed, and the certificate as amended or restated.

2. The provisions of this chapter relating to the events requiring, and the method of effecting, an amendment or cancellation of a certificate of limited partnership apply to an existing limited partnership to the same extent and in the same way such provisions apply to a limited partnership formed under this chapter, except that the first amendment of the certificate of limited partnership of an existing limited partnership made after July 24, 1982 shall be effected by the execution and filing of a certificate of amendment setting forth all of the information specified in section 29-308, subsection A. Such information shall be current as of the date of the filing of the certificate of amendment which may be in the form of a restated certificate of limited partnership. The execution and filing of such certificate of amendment shall not result in the dissolution or in any way adversely affect the continued existence of the existing limited partnership.

3. An existing limited partnership is not subject to section 29-302, paragraph 1 or 3 with respect to its name as set forth in its certificate of limited partnership on July 24, 1982, but it becomes subject to such provisions if, and at the time, any change in its name is made after July 24, 1982, except that the addition of the words " limited partnership" to an existing limited partnership's name is not, for the purpose of this section, deemed a change of name.

4. An existing limited partnership is not subject to section 29-304, paragraph 2 until the execution and filing with the secretary of state of the certificate of amendment referred to in paragraph 2 of this subsection, at which time the general partners of an existing limited partnership shall have the obligation, and the right and power, to appoint and thereafter continuously maintain an agent for service of process as required by section 29-304, paragraph 2.

5. The references in this chapter to the date of the filing of a limited partnership's original certificate of limited partnership mean, with respect to an existing limited partnership, the date on which the existing limited partnership's original certificate of limited partnership was filed or recorded pursuant to the statute under which it was formed.

6. A certificate of amendment, a restated certificate of limited partnership or a certificate of cancellation with respect to an existing limited partnership, in addition to setting forth the information specified in section 29-309, subsection A, section 29-309, subsection F or section 29-310, shall state the place where the original certificate of limited partnership was filed or recorded.

7. Sections 29-327, 29-328 and 29-338 apply only to contributions and distributions made after July 24, 1982.

8. Section 29-342 applies only to assignments made after July 24, 1982.

9. Unless otherwise agreed to by the partners, the applicable provisions of prior statutes governing allocation of profits and losses rather than section 29-329, distributions to a withdrawing partner rather than section 29-334 and distributions of assets on the winding up of a limited partnership rather than section 29-347 govern limited partnerships formed before July 24, 1982.

B. From and after July 24, 1982, all amendments to, restatements or any cancellation of the certificate of limited partnership of an existing limited partnership shall be filed with the secretary of state and no such amendment, restatement or cancellation shall be recorded in the office of the county recorder of any county of this state.

C. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, on or before December 31, 1984, every existing limited partnership shall execute and file with the secretary of state a certificate of amendment which conforms to the requirements of subsection A, paragraphs 2, 4 and 6 of this section. Failure to execute and file such an amendment shall not result in the dissolution or in any way adversely affect the continued existence of the existing limited partnership. However, such existing limited partnership may not maintain any action, suit or proceeding in any court of this state after December 31, 1984, until such an amendment has been filed.

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