2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 180. Business corporations.
180.1501 Authority to transact business required.

180.1501

SUBCHAPTER XV
FOREIGN CORPORATIONS
180.1501 Authority to transact business required.

180.1501(1)

(1) A foreign corporation may not transact business in this state until it obtains a certificate of authority from the department.

180.1501(2)

(2) Activities that for purposes of sub. (1) do not constitute transacting business in this state include but are not limited to:

180.1501(2)(a)

(a) Maintaining, defending or settling any civil, criminal, administrative or investigatory proceeding.

180.1501(2)(b)

(b) Holding meetings of the board of directors or shareholders or carrying on other activities concerning internal corporate affairs.

180.1501(2)(c)

(c) Maintaining bank accounts.

180.1501(2)(d)

(d) Maintaining offices or agencies for the transfer, exchange and registration of the foreign corporation's securities or maintaining trustees or depositaries with respect to those securities.

180.1501(2)(e)

(e) Selling through independent contractors.

180.1501(2)(f)

(f) Soliciting or obtaining orders, whether by mail or through employees or agents or otherwise, if the orders require acceptance outside this state before they become contracts.

180.1501(2)(g)

(g) Lending money or creating or acquiring indebtedness, mortgages and security interests in property.

180.1501(2)(h)

(h) Securing or collecting debts or enforcing mortgages and security interests in property securing the debts.

180.1501(2)(i)

(i) Owning, without more, property.

180.1501(2)(j)

(j) Conducting an isolated transaction that is completed within 30 days and that is not one in the course of repeated transactions of a like nature.

180.1501(2)(k)

(k) Transacting business in interstate commerce.

180.1501 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 303; 1995 a. 27.

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