2019 Tennessee Code
Title 48 - Corporations and Associations
For-Profit Business Corporations
Chapter 24 - Dissolution
Part 3 - Judicial Dissolution
§ 48-24-302. Procedure for judicial dissolution.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 48-24-302 (2019)
  • (a) Venue for a proceeding by the attorney general and reporter to dissolve a corporation lies in Davidson County. Venue for a proceeding brought by any other party named in § 48-24-301 lies in the county where the corporation's principal office (or, if none in this state, its registered office) is or was last located.

  • (b) It is not necessary to make shareholders parties to a proceeding to dissolve a corporation unless relief is sought against them individually.

  • (c) A court in a proceeding brought to dissolve a corporation may issue injunctions, appoint a receiver or custodian pendente lite with all powers and duties the court directs, take other action required to preserve the corporate assets wherever located, and carry on the business of the corporation until a full hearing can be held.

  • (d) In a proceeding for dissolution under § 48-24-301(2), the petitioner shall execute and file in the proceeding a bond, with sufficient surety, to cover the defendant's probable costs, including reasonable attorney fees, in defending the petition. The court shall determine the amount of the bond and may award to any party its reasonable costs, including attorney fees, if it finds for such party in a proceeding brought under § 48-24-301.

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