2020 Mississippi Code
Title 79 - Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships
Chapter 29 - Revised Mississippi Limited Liability Company Act
Article 8 - Dissolution
§ 79-29-803. Judicial dissolution

Universal Citation: MS Code § 79-29-803 (2020)
  1. On application by or for a member, the chancery court for the county in which the principal office of the limited liability company is located, or the Chancery Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, if the limited liability company does not have a principal office in this state, may decree dissolution of a limited liability company:
    1. Whenever it is not reasonably practicable to carry on the business in conformity with the certificate of formation or the operating agreement;
    2. Whenever the managers or the members in control of the limited liability company have been guilty of or have knowingly countenanced persistent and pervasive fraud or abuse of authority, or the property of the limited liability company is being misapplied or wasted by such persons; or
    3. In a proceeding by the limited liability company to have its voluntary dissolution continued under court supervision.
  2. If a limited liability company has no members due to the expulsion or withdrawal of the last remaining member pursuant to the terms of the certificate of formation or the written operating agreement and the certificate of formation or the written operating agreement of the limited liability company prohibits the substitution of a member, then an officer, manager or any assignee or owner of a financial interest of the limited liability company or the personal representative of the member may apply to the chancery court to dissolve the limited liability company; however, if there are no persons that hold the above-described positions, then any creditor of the limited liability company or the Secretary of State may apply to the chancery court to dissolve the limited liability company.
  3. A court in a judicial proceeding brought to dissolve a limited liability company may appoint one or more receivers to wind-up and liquidate, or one or more custodians to manage, the business and affairs of the limited liability company. The court appointing a receiver or custodian has jurisdiction over the limited liability company and all its property wherever located. The court may appoint an individual or entity (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:

    1. The receiver (i) may dispose of all or any part of the assets of the limited liability company wherever located, at a public or private sale, if authorized by the court; and (ii) may sue and defend in the receiver's own name as receiver of the limited liability company in all courts of this state; and
    2. The custodian may exercise all the powers of the limited liability company, through or in place of its members, managers or officers, to the extent necessary to manage the affairs of the limited liability company in the best interests of its members and creditors.

      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 limited liability company, its members and creditors.

      The court from time to time during the receivership or custodianship may order compensation paid and expenses paid or reimbursed to the receiver or custodian from the assets of the limited liability company or proceeds from the sale of the assets.

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