2018 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 47 - CORPORATIONS
Chapter 14A - South Dakota Business Trust Act
§ 47-14A-39 Payment of claims and obligations of trust upon dissolution--Distribution of remaining assets--Liability of persons winding up business.

47-14A-39. Payment of claims and obligations of trust upon dissolution--Distribution of remaining assets--Liability of persons winding up business. A business trust which has dissolved shall pay or make reasonable provision to pay all claims and obligations, including all contingent, conditional, or unmatured claims and obligations, known to the business trust and all claims and obligations which are known to the business trust but for which the identity of the claimant is unknown. If there are sufficient assets, such claims and obligations shall be paid in full and any such provision for payment shall be made in full. If there are insufficient assets, such claims and obligations shall be paid or provided for according to their priority and, among claims and obligations of equal priority, ratably to the extent of assets available therefor. Unless otherwise provided in the governing instrument of a business trust, any remaining assets shall be distributed to the beneficial owners. Any person, including any trustee, who under the governing instrument of the business trust is responsible for winding up a business trust's affairs who has complied with this section shall not be personally liable to the claimants of the dissolved business trust by reason of such person's actions in winding up the business trust.

Source: SL 2001, ch 245, ยง 39.

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