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406.103(1)(c) (c) Transfers in settlement or realization of a lien or other security interest;
406.103(1)(d) (d) Sales by executors, administrators, receivers, trustees in bankruptcy, or any public officer under judicial process;
406.103(1)(e) (e) Sales made in the course of judicial or administrative proceedings for the dissolution or reorganization of a corporation and of which notice is sent to the creditors of the corporation pursuant to order of the court or administrative agency;
406.103(1)(f) (f) Transfers to a person maintaining a known place of business in this state who becomes bound to pay the debts of the transferor in full and gives public notice of that fact, and who is solvent after becoming so bound;
406.103(1)(g) (g) A transfer to a new business enterprise organized to take over and continue the business, if public notice of the transaction is given and the new enterprise assumes the debts of the transferor and the transferor receives nothing from the transaction except an interest in the new enterprise junior to the claims of creditors;
406.103(1)(h) (h) Transfers of property which is exempt from execution.
406.103(2) (2) Public notice under sub. (1) (f) or (g) may be given by publication of a class 2 notice, under ch. 985, where the transferor had its principal place of business in this state. The notice shall include the names and addresses of the transferor and transferee and the effective date of the transfer.
406.103 History History: 1991 a. 316.
406.104 406.104 Schedule of property, list of creditors.
406.104(1)(1) Except as provided with respect to auction sales (s. 406.108), a bulk transfer subject to this chapter is ineffective against any creditor of the transferor unless:
406.104(1)(a) (a) The transferee requires the transferor to furnish a list of the transferor's existing creditors prepared as stated in this section; and
406.104(1)(b) (b) The parties prepare a schedule of the property transferred sufficient to identify it; and
406.104(1)(c) (c) The transferee preserves the list and schedule for 6 months next following the transfer and permits inspection of either or both and copying therefrom at all reasonable hours by any creditor of the transferor, or files the list and schedule with the department of financial institutions.
406.104(2) (2) The list of creditors must be signed and sworn to or affirmed by the transferor or the transferor's agent. It must contain the names and business addresses of all creditors of the transferor, with the amounts when known, and also the names of all persons who are known to the transferor to assert claims against the transferor even though such claims are disputed. If the transferor is the obligor of an outstanding issue of bonds, debentures or the like as to which there is an indenture trustee, the list of creditors need include only the name and address of the indenture trustee and the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the issue. The list of creditors shall include the name and address of the clerk of the municipality in which the property was last assessed.
406.104(3) (3) Responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of the list of creditors rests on the transferor, and the transfer is not rendered ineffective by errors or omissions therein unless the transferee is shown to have had knowledge.
406.104 History History: 1991 a. 316; 1995 a. 27.
406.105 406.105 Notice to creditors. In addition to the requirements of s. 406.104, any bulk transfer subject to this chapter except one made by auction sale (s. 406.108) is ineffective against any creditor of the transferor unless at least 10 days before the transferee takes possession of the goods or pays the major part of the purchase price, whichever happens first, the transferee gives notice of the transfer in the manner and to the persons specified in s. 406.107.
406.105 History History: 1991 a. 316.
406.107 406.107 The notice.
406.107(1)(1) The notice to creditors (s. 406.105) shall state:
406.107(1)(a) (a) That a bulk transfer is about to be made; and
406.107(1)(b) (b) The names and business addresses of the transferor and transferee, and all other business names and addresses used by the transferor within 3 years last past so far as known to the transferee; and
406.107(1)(c) (c) Whether or not all the debts of the transferor are to be paid in full as they fall due as a result of the transaction, and if so, the address to which creditors should send their bills.
406.107(2) (2) If the debts of the transferor are not to be paid in full as they fall due or if the transferee is in doubt on that point then the notice shall state further:
406.107(2)(a) (a) The location and general description of the property to be transferred and the estimated total of the transferor's debts;
406.107(2)(b) (b) The address where the schedule of property and list of creditors (s. 406.104) may be inspected;
406.107(2)(c) (c) Whether the transfer is to pay existing debts and if so the amount of such debts and to whom owing;
406.107(2)(d) (d) Whether the transfer is for new consideration and if so the amount of such consideration and the time and place of payment.
406.107(3) (3) The notice in any case shall be delivered personally or sent by registered mail or certified mail to all the persons shown on the list of creditors furnished by the transferor (s. 406.104) and to all other persons who are known to the transferee to hold or assert claims against the transferor.
406.108 406.108 Auction sales; "auctioneer".
406.108(1) (1) A bulk transfer is subject to this chapter even though it is by sale at auction, but only in the manner and with the results stated in this section.
406.108(2) (2) The transferor shall furnish a list of the transferor's creditors and assist in the preparation of a schedule of the property to be sold, both prepared as stated in s. 406.104.
406.108(3) (3) The person or persons other than the transferor who direct, control or are responsible for the auction are collectively called the "auctioneer". The auctioneer shall:
406.108(3)(a) (a) Receive and retain the list of creditors and prepare and retain the schedule of property for the period stated in s. 406.104; and
406.108(3)(b) (b) Give notice of the auction personally or by registered or certified mail at least 10 days before it occurs to all persons shown on the list of creditors and to all other persons who are known to the auctioneer to hold or assert claims against the transferor.
406.108(4) (4) Failure of the auctioneer to perform any of these duties does not affect the validity of the sale or the title of the purchasers, but if the auctioneer knows that the auction constitutes a bulk transfer such failure renders the auctioneer liable to the creditors of the transferor as a class for the sums owing to them from the transferor up to but not exceeding the net proceeds of the auction. If the auctioneer consists of several persons their liability is joint and several.
406.108 History History: 1991 a. 316.
406.109 406.109 What creditors protected. The creditors of the transferor mentioned in this chapter are those holding claims based on transactions or events occurring before the bulk transfer, but creditors who become such after notice to creditors is given (ss. 406.105 and 406.107) are not entitled to notice.
406.110 406.110 Subsequent transfers. When the title of a transferee to property is subject to a defect by reason of the transferee's noncompliance with the requirements of this chapter, then:
406.110(1) (1) A purchaser of any of such property from such transferee who pays no value or who takes with notice of such noncompliance takes subject to such defect, but
406.110(2) (2) A purchaser for value in good faith and without such notice takes free of such defect.
406.110 History History: 1991 a. 316.
406.111 406.111 Limitation of actions and levies. No action under this chapter shall be brought nor levy made more than 6 months after the date on which the transferee took possession of the goods unless the transfer has been concealed. If the transfer has been concealed, actions may be brought or levies made within 6 months after its discovery.
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