1705.58 Transacting business in Ohio without registration.

(A) A foreign limited liability company transacting business in this state may not maintain any action or proceeding in any court of this state until it has registered in this state in accordance with sections 1705.53 to 1705.58 of the Revised Code.

(B) The failure of a foreign limited liability company to register in this state in accordance with sections 1705.53 to 1705.58 of the Revised Code does not impair the validity of any contract or act of the company or prevent it from defending any action or proceeding in any court of this state.

(C) A foreign limited liability company that transacts business in this state without registration in accordance with sections 1705.53 to 1705.58 of the Revised Code or that cancels its registration as a foreign limited liability company under those sections appoints the secretary of state as its agent for service of process, notices, and demands for causes of action arising out of its transaction of business in this state.

(D) A member of a foreign limited liability company is not personally liable for the obligations of the company solely because the company transacts business in this state without being registered in accordance with sections 1705.53 to 1705.58 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 07-01-1994