2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 179. Uniform limited partnership act.
179.76 Conversion.

179.76

179.76 Conversion.

179.76(1)

(1) A domestic limited partnership may convert to another form of business entity if it satisfies the requirements under this section and if the conversion is permitted under the applicable law of the jurisdiction that governs the organization of the business entity into which the domestic limited partnership is converting.

179.76(2)

(2)

179.76(2)(a)

(a) A business entity other than a domestic limited partnership may convert to a domestic limited partnership if it satisfies the requirements under this section and if the conversion is permitted under the applicable law of the jurisdiction that governs the business entity.

179.76(2)(b)

(b) A business entity converting into a domestic limited partnership shall comply with the procedures that govern the submission and approval of a plan of conversion of the jurisdiction that governs the business entity.

179.76(3)

(3) A plan of conversion shall set forth all of the following:

179.76(3)(a)

(a) The name, form of business entity, and the identity of the jurisdiction governing the business entity that is to be converted.

179.76(3)(b)

(b) The name, form of business entity, and the identity of the jurisdiction that will govern the business entity after conversion.

179.76(3)(c)

(c) The terms and conditions of the conversion.

179.76(3)(d)

(d) The manner and basis of converting the shares or other ownership interests of the business entity that is to be converted into the shares or other ownership interests of the new form of business entity.

179.76(3)(e)

(e) The effective date and time of the conversion, if the conversion is to be effective other than at the time of filing the certificate of conversion, as provided under s. 179.11 (2) or otherwise.

179.76(3)(f)

(f) A copy of the articles of incorporation, articles of organization, certificate of limited partnership, or other similar governing document of the business entity after conversion.

179.76(3)(g)

(g) Other provisions relating to the conversion, as determined by the business entity.

179.76(4)

(4) When a conversion is effective, all of the following apply:

179.76(4)(a)

(a)

179.76(4)(a)1.

1. Except with respect to taxation laws of each jurisdiction that are applicable upon the conversion of the business entity, the business entity that is converted is no longer subject to the applicable law of the jurisdiction that governed the organization of the prior form of business entity and is subject to the applicable law of the jurisdiction that governs the new form of business entity.

179.76(4)(a)2.

2. If the conversion is from or to a business entity under the laws applicable to which one or more of the owners thereof is liable for the debts and obligations of such business entity, such owner or owners shall continue to be or become so liable for debts and obligations of such business entity, but only for such debts and obligations accrued during the period or periods in which such laws are applicable to such owner or owners. This subdivision does not affect liability under any taxation laws.

179.76(4)(b)

(b) The business entity continues to have all liabilities of the business entity that was converted.

179.76(4)(c)

(c) The business entity continues to be vested with title to all property owned by the business entity that was converted without reversion or impairment.

179.76(4)(d)

(d) The articles of incorporation, articles of organization, certificate of limited partnership, or other similar governing document, whichever is applicable, of the business entity are as provided in the plan of conversion.

179.76(4)(e)

(e) All other provisions of the plan of conversion apply.

179.76(5)

(5) Except as provided under sub. (7), after a plan of conversion is submitted and approved, the business entity that is to be converted shall deliver to the department for filing a certificate of conversion that includes all of the following together with a fee of $150:

179.76(5)(a)

(a) The plan of conversion.

179.76(5)(b)

(b) A statement that the plan of conversion was approved in accordance with the applicable law of the jurisdiction that governs the organization of the business entity.

179.76(5)(bm)

(bm) A statement indicating whether the business entity that is to be converted has a fee simple ownership interest in any Wisconsin real estate.

179.76(5)(c)

(c) The registered agent and registered office, record agent and record office, or other similar agent and office of the business entity before and after conversion.

179.76(5m)

(5m) If the department prescribes a form for the certificate of conversion under sub. (5), the form shall indicate that if the business entity that is to be converted has a fee simple ownership interest in Wisconsin real estate, the entity is required to file a report with the department of revenue under s. 73.14.

179.76(6)

(6) Any civil, criminal, administrative, or investigatory proceeding that is pending by or against a business entity that is converted may be continued by or against the business entity after the effective date of conversion.

179.76(7)

(7) The department, by rule, may specify a larger fee for filing a certificate of conversion under sub. (5) in paper format.

179.76 - ANNOT.

History: 2001 a. 44; 2005 a. 476.

179.76 - ANNOT.

Next Economy Legislation: Allowing Complex Business Reorganizations. Boucher, Sosnowski, & Nichols. Wis. Law. Aug. 2002.

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