2017 Tennessee Code
Title 48 - Corporations and Associations
Limited Liability Companies
Chapter 202 - Definitions and Notice
§ 48-202-102. Notice.
- (a) General. Notice under chapters 201-248 of this title shall be in writing except that oral notice is effective if it is reasonable under the circumstances and not prohibited by the articles or operating agreement.
- (b) Methods of Notice. Notice may be communicated in person; by telephone, telegraph, teletype, or other form of wire or wireless communication; or by mail or private carrier. If these forms of personal notice are impracticable, notice may be communicated by a newspaper of general circulation in the area where published; or by radio, television, or other form of public broadcast communication.
- (c) Effectiveness of Notice to Members by Mail. Written notice by a domestic LLC to its members, if in a comprehensible form, is effective when mailed, if mailed postpaid and correctly addressed to the member's address shown in the LLC's current record of members.
- (d) Notice to LLC. Written notice to a domestic or foreign LLC (authorized to transact business in this state) may be addressed to its registered agent at its registered office or to the LLC or its secretary at its principal office (or to a designated mailing address such as a post office box if the United States postal service does not deliver to the principal office) shown in its most recent annual report or, in the case of a foreign LLC that has not yet delivered an annual report, in its application for a certificate of authority.
- (e) General Effectiveness of Notice. Except as provided in subsection (c), written notice, if in a comprehensible form, is effective at the earliest of the following:
- (1) When received;
- (2) Five (5) days after its deposit in the United States mail, if mailed correctly addressed and with first class postage affixed thereon;
- (3) On the date shown on the return receipt, if sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, and the receipt is signed by or on behalf of the addressee; or
- (4) Twenty (20) days after its deposit in the United States mail, as evidenced by the postmark if mailed correctly addressed, and with other than first class, registered or certified postage affixed.
- (f) Oral notice is effective when communicated if communicated in a comprehensible manner.
- (g) If chapters 201-248 of this title prescribe notice requirements for particular circumstances, those requirements govern. If the articles or operating agreement prescribe notice requirements, not inconsistent with this section or other provisions of chapters 201-248 of this title, those requirements govern.
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