2010 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 2. BUSINESS
TITLE 23A. OTHER BUSINESS ENTITIES
428. Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
§428-110 Service of process.
§428-110 Service of process. (a) Service of any notice or process authorized by law that is issued against a domestic or foreign limited liability company by any court, judicial or administrative officer, or board, may be made in the manner provided by law upon any registered agent, manager, if the company is manager-managed, or upon any member if the company is member-managed, who is found within the jurisdiction of the court, officer, or board; or if any registered agent, manager, or member cannot be found, upon any person who is found in charge of the property, business, or office of the company within the jurisdiction of the court, officer, or board.
(b) If no manager, member, or other person in charge of the property, business, or office of the limited liability company can be found within the State, and the limited liability company has not filed with the director pursuant to this chapter, the name of a registered agent upon whom legal notice and process from the courts of the State may be served, or the person named is not found within the State, service may be made upon the limited liability company by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the limited liability company at its principal office.
(c) Service by registered or certified mail is perfected at the earliest of:
(1) The date the company receives the mail;
(2) The date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the company; or
(3) Five days after its deposit in the United States mail, as evidenced by the postmark, if mailed postpaid and correctly addressed.
(d) Nothing contained herein shall limit or affect the right to serve any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company in any other manner permitted by law. [L 1996, c 92, pt of §1; am L 2001, c 129, §90; am L 2003, c 124, §72; am L 2006, c 184, §33]
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