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183.0106 Nature of business.


(1) A limited liability company may be organized under this chapter for any lawful purpose. A limited liability company engaging in a business that is subject to the provisions of another chapter may organize under this chapter only if not prohibited by, and subject to all limitations of, the other chapter.


(2) Unless otherwise provided in an operating agreement, a limited liability company organized and existing under this chapter has the same powers as an individual to do all things necessary and convenient to carry out its business, including but not limited to all of the following:


(a) Sue and be sued, complain and defend in its name.


(b) Purchase, take, receive, lease or otherwise acquire and own, hold, improve, use and otherwise deal in or with real or personal property, or any legal or equitable interest in real or personal property, wherever situated.


(c) Sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, create a security interest in, lease, exchange and otherwise dispose of all or any part of its property.


(d) Lend money, property and services to, and otherwise assist, its members or managers, if any.


(e) Purchase, take, receive, subscribe for or otherwise acquire and own, hold, vote, use, employ, sell, mortgage, lend, pledge or otherwise dispose of and deal in and with shares or other interests in, or obligations of, any other enterprise or entity.


(f) Make contracts and guarantees; incur liabilities; borrow money; issue its notes, bonds and other obligations; and secure any of its obligations by mortgage or pledge of all or any part of its property, franchises and income.


(g) Lend money, invest and reinvest its funds, and receive and hold real or personal property as security for repayment.


(h) Conduct its business, locate offices and exercise the powers granted by this chapter inside or outside this state.


(i) Be a promoter, incorporator, partner, member, associate or manager of any enterprise or entity.


(j) Elect or appoint managers, agents and employees of the limited liability company, define their duties and fix their compensation.


(k) Pay pensions and establish pension plans, pension trusts, profit-sharing plans, and benefit or incentive plans for any or all of its current or former members, managers, employees and agents.


(L) Make donations to and otherwise devote its resources for the public welfare or for charitable, scientific, educational, humanitarian, philanthropic or religious purposes.


(m) Indemnify a member, manager, employee, officer or agent or any other person.


(n) Transact any lawful business that the members or the managers find to be in aid of governmental policy.


(o) Make payments or donations, or do any other act not prohibited by law, that furthers the business of the limited liability company.


(p) Provide benefits or payments to members, managers, employees and agents of the limited liability company, and to their estates, families, dependents or beneficiaries, in recognition of the past services of the members, managers, employees and agents of the limited liability company.

183.0106 - ANNOT.

History: 1993 a. 112.