2010 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 2. BUSINESS
TITLE 23A. OTHER BUSINESS ENTITIES
428. Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
§428-903 Effect of conversion.


HI Rev Stat § 428-903 (2010 through Reg Sess) What's This?

§428-903 Effect of conversion. When a conversion becomes effective:

(1) The converting entity shall continue to exist without interruption, but in the organizational form of the converted entity;

(2) All rights, title, and interest in all real estate and other property owned by the converting entity shall automatically be owned by the converted entity without reversion or impairment, subject to any existing liens or other encumbrances thereon;

(3) All liabilities and obligations of the converting entity shall automatically be liabilities and obligations of the converted entity without impairment or diminution due to the conversion;

(4) The rights of creditors of the converting entity shall continue against the converted entity and shall not be impaired or extinguished by the conversion;

(5) Any action or proceeding pending by or against the converting entity may be continued by or against the converted entity without any need for substitution of parties;

(6) The shares and other forms of ownership in the converting entity that are to be converted into shares, or other forms of ownership, or other securities in the converted entity as provided in the plan of conversion shall be converted, and if the converting entity is a domestic limited liability company, the former members of the domestic limited liability company shall be entitled only to the rights provided in the plan of conversion or to the rights to dissent under section 414-342;

(7) A shareholder, partner, member, or other owner of the converted entity shall be liable for the debts and obligations of the converting entity that existed before the conversion takes effect only to the extent that such shareholder, partner, member, or other owner:

(A) Agreed in writing to be liable for the debts or obligations;

(B) Was liable under applicable law prior to the effective date of the conversion, for the debts or obligations; or

(C) Becomes liable under applicable law for existing debts and obligations of the converted entity by becoming a shareholder, partner, member, or other owner of the converted entity; and

(8) If the converted entity is a foreign limited liability company or other business entity incorporated, formed, or organized under a law other than the law of this State, such converted entity shall file with the director:

(A) An agreement that the converted entity may be served with process in this State in any action or proceeding for the enforcement of any liability or obligation of the converting domestic limited liability company;

(B) An irrevocable appointment of a resident of this State, including the resident's street address, as its agent to accept service of process in any such proceeding; and

(C) An agreement for the enforcement, as provided in this chapter, of the right of any dissenting shareholder, partner, member, or other owner to receive payment for their interest against the converted entity. [L 1996, c 92, pt of §1; am L 1999, c 280, §21; am L 2001, c 129, §100; am L 2003, c 124, §76; am L 2004, c 121, §47; am L 2006, c 235, §22]

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