2018 California Code
Corporations Code - CORP
TITLE 1 - CORPORATIONS
DIVISION 1 - GENERAL CORPORATION LAW
CHAPTER 11.5 - Conversions
(a) A corporation may be converted into a domestic other business entity, including, but not limited to, a limited liability company or a partnership, pursuant to this chapter if, pursuant to the proposed conversion, (1) each share of the same class or series of the converting corporation shall, unless all the shareholders of the class or series consent, be treated equally with respect to any cash, rights, securities, or other property to be received by, or any obligations or restrictions to be imposed on, the holder of that share, and (2) nonredeemable common shares of the converting corporation shall be converted only into nonredeemable equity securities of the converted entity unless all of the shareholders of the class consent; provided, however, that clause (1) shall not restrict the ability of the shareholders of a converting corporation to appoint one or more managers, if the converted entity is a limited liability company, or one or more general partners, if the converted entity is a limited partnership, in the plan of conversion or in the converted entity’s governing documents.
(b) Notwithstanding this section, the conversion of a corporation into a domestic other business entity, including, but not limited to, a limited liability company or a partnership, may be effected only if both of the following conditions are complied with:
(1) The law under which the converted entity will exist expressly permits the formation of that entity pursuant to a conversion.
(2) The corporation complies with any and all other requirements of any other law that applies to conversion to the converted entity.
(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 694, Sec. 8. (SB 1301) Effective January 1, 2015.)