2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 7 - Corporations and Associations
Article 64 - Colorado Uniform Partnership Act (1997)
Part 2 - Nature of Partnership
§ 7-64-202. Formation of partnership
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, the association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit forms a partnership, whether or not the persons intend to form a partnership. A limited liability partnership is for all purposes a partnership.
(2) Subject to section 7-64-1205, an association is not a partnership under this article if it is formed under a statute other than:
(a) This article;
(b) Article 60 of this title; or
(c) A comparable statute of another jurisdiction. A partnership that is subject to article 60 of this title by reason of the first sentence of subsection (2) of section 7-60-106 shall be deemed to be formed under article 60 for purposes of this subsection (2).
(3) In determining whether a partnership is formed, the following rules apply:
(a) Joint tenancy, tenancy in common, tenancy by the entireties, joint property, common property, or part ownership does not by itself establish a partnership, even if the co-owners share profits made by the use of the property.
(b) The sharing of gross returns does not by itself establish a partnership, even if the persons sharing them have a joint or common right or interest in property from which the returns are derived.
(c) A person who receives a share of the profits of a business is presumed to be a partner in the business, unless the profits were received in payment:
(I) Of a debt by installments or otherwise;
(II) For services as an independent contractor or of wages or other compensation to an employee;
(III) Of rent;
(IV) Of an annuity or other retirement or health benefit to a beneficiary, representative, or designee of a deceased or retired partner;
(V) Of interest or other charge on a loan, even if the amount of payment varies with the profits of the business, including a direct or indirect present or future ownership of the collateral or rights to income, proceeds, or increase in value derived from the collateral; or
(VI) For the sale of the goodwill of a business or other property by installments or otherwise.
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