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2021 Georgia Code
Title 14 - Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations
Chapter 2 - Business Corporations
Article 14 - Dissolution
Part 3 - Judicial Dissolution
§ 14-2-1432. Receivership or Custodianship
Universal Citation: GA Code § 14-2-1432 (2021)
- A court in a judicial proceeding brought to dissolve a corporation may appoint one or more receivers to wind up and liquidate, or one or more custodians to manage, the business and affairs of the corporation. The court shall hold a hearing, after notifying all parties to the proceeding and any interested persons designated by the court, before appointing a receiver or custodian. The court appointing a receiver or custodian has exclusive jurisdiction over the corporation and all its property wherever located.
- The court may appoint an individual or a domestic or foreign corporation (authorized to transact business in this state) as a receiver or custodian. The court may require the receiver or custodian to post bond, with or without sureties, in an amount the court directs.
- The court shall describe the powers and duties of the receiver or custodian in its appointing order, which may be amended from time to time. Among other powers:
- The receiver:
- May dispose of all or any part of the assets of the corporation wherever located, at a public or private sale, if authorized by the court; and
- May sue and defend in his own name as receiver of the corporation in all courts of this state; or
- The custodian may exercise all of the powers of the corporation, through or in place of its board of directors or officers, to the extent necessary to manage the affairs of the corporation in the best interests of its shareholders and creditors.
- The receiver:
- The court during a receivership may redesignate the receiver a custodian and, during a custodianship, may redesignate the custodian a receiver, if doing so is in the best interests of the corporation, its shareholders, and creditors.
- The court from time to time during the receivership or custodianship may order compensation paid and expense disbursements or reimbursements made to the receiver or custodian and his attorney from the assets of the corporation or proceeds from the sale of the assets.
(Code 1981, §14-2-1432, enacted by Ga. L. 1988, p. 1070, § 1.)Law reviews.
- For article, "2014 Georgia Corporation and Business Organization Case Law Developments," see 20 Ga. St. B. J. 26 (April 2015).
Am. Jur. 2d.
- 19 Am. Jur. 2d, Corporations, § 2294 et seq.C.J.S.
- 19 C.J.S., Corporations, § 961 et seq.ALR.
- Liability of corporate custodian for negligence in dealing with affairs or assets of corporation, 74 A.L.R.4th 770.
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