1775.65 Statutory agent - failure to register or maintain agent.

Effective January 1, 2010, Chapter 1775 is repealed and no longer governs partnerships. 2008 HB332.

(A)

(1) Every foreign limited liability partnership registered pursuant to section 1775.64 of the Revised Code shall appoint and maintain a statutory agent upon whom any process, notice, or demand may be served. The agent shall be an individual who is a resident of this state, a domestic corporation, or a foreign corporation having a place of business in, and authorized to do business in, this state.

(2) A foreign limited liability partnership, by transacting business in this state without registration, hereby appoints the secretary of state as its agent for service of process with respect to causes of action arising out of the transaction of business in this state.

(B) The failure of a foreign limited liability partnership to register with the secretary of state pursuant to section 1775.64 of the Revised Code or to appoint and maintain a statutory agent pursuant to this section does not affect the liability of the partners, impair the validity of any contract or act of the foreign limited liability partnership, or prevent the foreign limited liability partnership from defending any action or proceeding in this state. However, a foreign limited liability partnership that has not registered with the secretary of state in accordance with section 1775.64 of the Revised Code may not maintain any action or proceeding in any court of this state until the partnership has registered with the secretary of state in accordance with section 1775.64 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-04-1996; 2008 HB332 01-01-2010