Before transacting business in this state, a foreign limited partnership shall register with the secretary of state. In order to register, a foreign limited partnership shall submit to the secretary of state an application for registration as a foreign limited partnership. The application shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, shall be signed by a general partner, and shall set forth all of the following:
(A) The name of the foreign limited partnership;
(B) The state and date of its formation;
(C) The name and address of the agent for service of process on the foreign limited partnership, whom the foreign limited partnership shall appoint. The agent shall be one of the following:
(1) A natural person who is a resident of this state ;
(2) A domestic or foreign corporation , nonprofit corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited partnership association, professional association, business trust, or unincorporated nonprofit association that has a business address in this state. If the agent is an entity other than a domestic corporation, the agent shall meet the requirements of Title XVII of the Revised Code for an entity of the agent's type to transact business or exercise privileges in this state.
(D) A statement that the secretary of state is appointed the agent of the foreign limited partnership for service of process if an agent has not been appointed under division (C) of this section, or, if an agent is appointed, the agent's authority has been revoked or the agent is not found or served after the exercise of reasonable diligence;
(E) The address of the office required to be maintained in the state of its organization by the laws of that state or, if not so required, of the principal office of the foreign limited partnership;
(F) The names and business or residence addresses of the general partners;
(G) The address of the office at which is kept a list of the names and business or residence addresses of the limited partners and their capital contributions, together with an undertaking by the foreign limited partnership to keep those records until the registration of the foreign limited partnership in this state is canceled or withdrawn.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 62, SB 98, §1, eff. 2/18/2014.
Effective Date: 07-01-1994