2010 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 2. BUSINESS
TITLE 23A. OTHER BUSINESS ENTITIES
428. Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
§428-902.5 Conversion into and from limited liability companies.
§428-902.5 Conversion into and from limited liability companies. (a) A domestic limited liability company may adopt a plan of conversion and convert to a foreign limited liability company or any other entity if:
(1) The domestic limited liability company acts on and its members approve a plan of conversion in the manner prescribed by sections 428-904 to 428-906 and the conversion is treated as a merger to which the converting entity is a party and not the surviving entity;
(2) The conversion is permitted by, and complies with, the laws of the state or country in which the converted entity is to be incorporated, formed, or organized; and the incorporation, formation, or organization of the converted entity complies with such laws;
(3) At the time the conversion becomes effective, each member of the converting entity, unless otherwise agreed to by that member, owns an equity interest or other ownership interest in, and is a shareholder, partner, member, owner, or other security holder of, the converted entity;
(4) The members of the domestic limited liability company shall not, as a result of the conversion, become personally liable without the members' consent, for the liabilities or obligations of the converted entity; and
(5) The converted entity is incorporated, formed, or organized as part of or pursuant to the plan of conversion.
(b) Any foreign limited liability company or other entity may adopt a plan of conversion and convert to a domestic limited liability company if the conversion is permitted by and complies with the laws of the state or country in which the foreign limited liability company or other entity is incorporated, formed, or organized.
(c) A plan of conversion shall set forth:
(1) The name of the converting entity and the converted entity;
(2) A statement that the converting entity is continuing its existence in the organizational form of the converted entity;
(3) A statement describing the organizational form of the converted entity and the state or country under the laws of which the converted entity is to be incorporated, formed, or organized; and
(4) The manner and basis of converting the shares or other forms of ownership of the converting entity into shares or other forms of ownership of the converted entity, or any combination thereof.
(d) A plan of conversion may set forth any other provisions relating to the conversion that are not prohibited by law, including without limitation the initial bylaws and officers of the converted entity.
(e) After a conversion of a limited liability company is approved, and at any time before the conversion becomes effective, the plan of conversion may be abandoned by the converting entity without member action and in accordance with the procedures set forth in the plan of conversion or, if these procedures are not provided in the plan of conversion, in the manner determined by the members. If articles of conversion have been filed with the director but the conversion has not become effective, the conversion may be abandoned if a statement, executed on behalf of the converting entity by an officer or other duly authorized representative and stating that the plan of conversion has been abandoned in accordance with applicable law, is filed with the director prior to the effective date of the conversion. If the director finds that the statement satisfies the requirements provided by law, the director, after all fees have been paid shall:
(1) Stamp the word "Filed" on the statement and the date of the filing;
(2) File the document in the director's office; and
(3) Issue a certificate of abandonment to the converting entity or its authorized representatives.
(f) Once the statement provided in subsection (e) is filed with the director, the conversion shall be deemed abandoned and shall not be effective. [L 1999, c 280, pt of §6; am L 2001, c 129, §98]
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