2021 Georgia Code
Title 14 - Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations
Chapter 4 - Secretary of State Corporations
Article 9 - Forfeiture and Dissolution
§ 14-4-161. Effect of Dissolution Upon Causes of Action; Service of Process

Universal Citation: GA Code § 14-4-161 (2021)
  1. The dissolution of a corporation either as a result of the expiration of its charter or for any other cause shall not bring about its total extinction nor operate to extinguish any demand or cause of action against it in favor of any person whomsoever, whether arising from contract or tort; nor shall such dissolution work the abatement of any action pending against it at the time of such dissolution; but all such pending actions may be prosecuted and enforced to a conclusion as though such corporation were still undissolved.
  2. Actions for the enforcement of any demand or cause of action due by a dissolved corporation may to a like extent be instituted and enforced against it in any court having jurisdiction thereof at the time of its dissolution; and service thereon may be perfected either by seizure of the property of such corporation, by any form of legal process, or by serving with process issued upon said actions any person who, as an agent or officer of such corporation, was subject to be served as its officer or agent at the time of such dissolution.

(Ga. L. 1918, p. 136, §§ 1, 2; Code 1933, §§ 22-1210, 22-1211; Code 1933, §§ 22-4110, 22-4111, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 565, § 1; Ga. L. 1982, p. 3, § 14.)


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 19 Am. Jur. 2d, Corporations, § 2410 et seq.


- 19 C.J.S., Corporations, § 954.


- Who is "managing agent" of domestic corporation within statute providing for service of summons or process thereon, 71 A.L.R.2d 178.

Manner of service of process upon foreign corporation which has withdrawn from state, 86 A.L.R.2d 1000.

Attorney representing foreign corporation in litigation as its agent for service of process in unconnected actions or proceedings, 9 A.L.R.3d 738.

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