178.43(5)(d) (d) A statement that, after the changes are made, the street addresses of its registered office and the business office of its registered agent will be identical.
178.43(6) (6) If the name of a registered agent changes or if the street address of a registered agent's business office changes, the registered agent may change the name of the registered agent or the street address of the registered office, or both, of any registered limited liability partnership or foreign registered limited liability partnership for which he, she, or it is the registered agent. To make a change under this subsection, the registered agent shall notify the registered limited liability partnership or foreign registered limited liability partnership in writing of the change and deliver to the department for filing a signed statement that complies with sub. (5) and recites that the registered limited liability partnership or foreign registered limited liability partnership has been notified of the change.
178.43 History History: 1995 a. 97; 2001 a. 44, 105; 2009 a. 237.
178.44 178.44 Service on registered limited liability partnership.
178.44(1)(1) A registered limited liability partnership's or foreign registered limited liability partnership's registered agent is the partnership's agent for service of process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the partnership.
178.44(2) (2) Except as provided in sub. (3), if a registered limited liability partnership or a foreign registered limited liability partnership has no registered agent or the agent cannot with reasonable diligence be served, the partnership may be served by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the partnership at its principal office. Service is perfected under this subsection at the earliest of the following:
178.44(2)(a) (a) The date on which the partnership receives the mail.
178.44(2)(b) (b) The date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the partnership.
178.44(2)(c) (c) Five days after its deposit in the U.S. mail, if mailed postpaid and correctly addressed.
178.44(3) (3) If the address of the registered limited liability partnership's or foreign registered limited liability partnership's principal office cannot be determined from the records of the department, the partnership may be served by publishing a class 3 notice, under ch. 985, in the community in which the partnership's principal office or registered office, as most recently designated in the records of the department, is located.
178.44(4) (4) This section does not limit or affect the right to serve any process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on a registered limited liability partnership or a foreign registered limited liability partnership in any other manner permitted by law.
178.44 History History: 1995 a. 97.
178.45 178.45 Foreign registered limited liability partnerships.
178.45(1)(1) Before transacting business in this state, a foreign registered limited liability partnership shall do all of the following:
178.45(1)(a) (a) Comply with any statutory or administrative registration or filing requirements governing the specific type of business in which the partnership is engaged.
178.45(1)(b) (b) Obtain a certificate of authority from the department by filing a registration statement under s. 178.40.
178.45(1m) (1m) Upon application by a district attorney or the attorney general, a court shall revoke a foreign registered limited liability partnership's certificate of authority if the foreign registered limited liability partnership has violated s. 940.302 (2) or 948.051 (2).
178.45(2) (2) A foreign registered limited liability partnership holding a valid certificate of authority under this section is subject to ss. 178.40 to 178.53.
178.45(3) (3) The internal affairs of a foreign registered limited liability partnership, including the liability of partners for debts, obligations and liabilities of or chargeable to the partnership, shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the foreign limited liability partnership is formed.
178.45(4) (4) The following shall apply to a foreign registered limited liability partnership transacting business in this state without filing a registration statement and obtaining a certificate of authority under s. 178.40:
178.45(4)(a) (a) A foreign registered limited liability partnership transacting business in this state without a certificate of authority may not maintain a proceeding in a court of this state until it obtains a certificate of authority.
178.45(4)(b) (b) Neither the successor to a foreign registered limited liability partnership that transacted business in this state without a certificate of authority nor the assignee of a cause of action arising out of that business may maintain a proceeding based on that cause of action in a court of this state until the foreign registered limited liability partnership or its successor obtains a certificate of authority.
178.45(4)(c) (c) A court may stay a proceeding commenced by a foreign registered limited liability partnership, or its successor or assignee, until the court determines if the foreign limited liability partnership or its successor requires a certificate of authority. If the court determines that a certificate is required, the court may further stay the proceeding until the foreign registered limited liability partnership or its successor obtains the certificate of authority.
178.45(4)(d) (d) The failure of a foreign registered limited liability partnership to obtain a certificate of authority does not do any of the following:
178.45(4)(d)1. 1. Impair the validity of any contract or act of the foreign registered limited liability partnership or its title to property in this state.
178.45(4)(d)2. 2. Affect the right of any other party to a contract to maintain any action on the contract.
178.45(4)(d)3. 3. Prevent the foreign registered limited liability partnership from defending any civil, criminal, administrative or investigatory proceeding in any court of this state.
178.45(4)(e) (e) A foreign registered limited liability partnership that transacts business in this state without a certificate of authority is liable to this state, for each year or any part of a year during which it transacted business in this state without a certificate of authority, for an amount equal to the sum of the following:
178.45(4)(e)1. 1. All fees that would have been imposed under this chapter upon the foreign registered limited liability partnership had it applied for and received a certificate of authority.
178.45(4)(e)2. 2. Fifty percent of the amount under subd. 1. or $5,000, whichever is less.
178.45(4)(f) (f) The foreign registered limited liability partnership shall pay the amount owed under par. (e) to the department. The department may not issue a certificate of authority to the foreign registered limited liability partnership until the amount owed is paid. The attorney general may enforce a foreign registered limited liability partnership's obligation to pay any amount owed under par. (e).
178.45(4)(g) (g) A partner of a foreign registered limited liability partnership is not liable for the debts and obligations of the foreign registered limited liability partnership solely because the foreign registered limited liability partnership transacted business in this state without a certificate of authority.
178.45 History History: 1995 a. 97; 2007 a. 116.
178.46 178.46 Filing requirements.
178.46(1g) (1g) In this section:
178.46(1g)(a) (a) "Deliver" means deliver by hand, mail, commercial delivery service, electronic transmission, or any other method of delivery used in conventional commercial practice.
178.46(1g)(b) (b) "Electronic" means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities.
178.46(1g)(c) (c) "Electronic signature" means an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with a writing and executed or adopted by a person with intent to authenticate the writing.
178.46(1g)(d) (d) "Sign" means to execute or adopt a manual, facsimile, conformed, or electronic signature or any symbol with intent to authenticate a writing.
178.46(1r) (1r) Except as provided in sub. (4), a document required or permitted to be filed under s. 178.40 or 178.50 in the office of the department shall satisfy all of the following requirements:
178.46(1r)(a) (a) Contain the information required by this chapter, although it may also contain other information.
178.46(1r)(b) (b) Be in the English language, except that a partnership name need not be in English if it is written in English letters or Arabic or Roman numerals.
178.46(1r)(c) (c) Contain the name of the drafter, if required by s. 182.01 (3).
178.46(1r)(d) (d) Be executed in accordance with sub. (3).
178.46(1r)(e) (e) Be on the form prescribed by the department if the document is described in s. 178.47.
178.46(1r)(f) (f) Be delivered to the department for filing and be accompanied by one exact or conformed copy and the filing fee required by s. 178.48.
178.46(2) (2) The department shall file photocopies or other reproduced copies of typewritten or printed documents if the copies satisfy sub. (1r) and are originally executed to satisfy sub. (3).
178.46(3) (3)
178.46(3)(a)(a) The documents described in s. 178.40 or 178.50 shall be executed by one or more partners authorized by the partnership or as otherwise provided in the partnership agreement.
178.46(3)(b) (b) The person executing a document shall sign it and, beneath or opposite the signature, type or legibly print his or her name.
178.46(4) (4) The department may waive any of the requirements of subs. (1r) to (3) if it appears from the face of the document that the document's failure to satisfy the requirement is immaterial.
178.46 History History: 1995 a. 97; 1997 a. 35; 2001 a. 44.
178.47 178.47 Forms.
178.47(1)(1)
178.47(1)(a) (a) The department shall prescribe and furnish on request forms for all of the following documents:
178.47(1)(a)1. 1. A registration statement under s. 178.40 (1).
178.47(1)(a)2. 2. An amended registration statement under s. 178.40 (2).
178.47(1)(a)3. 3. A notice of withdrawal under s. 178.40 (3).
178.47(1)(b) (b) The forms prescribed by the department under par. (a) 1., 2. and 3. shall require disclosure of only the information required under s. 178.40 (1), (2) and (3), respectively.
178.47(1)(c) (c) The use of a form prescribed under par. (a) is mandatory.
178.47(2) (2) The department may prescribe and furnish on request forms for other documents required or permitted to be filed with the department under this chapter, but use of these forms is not mandatory.
178.47 History History: 1995 a. 97.
178.48 178.48 Filing and service fees.
178.48(1) (1) Except as provided under sub. (4), the department shall collect the following fees when the documents described under this subsection are delivered to the department for filing:
178.48(1)(a) (a) Registration statement, $100.
178.48(1)(b) (b) Amendment of registration statement, $40.
178.48(1)(c) (c) Termination of registration, $40.
178.48(1)(d) (d) Articles of correction, $40.
178.48(1)(e) (e) Statement of change to registered office or registered agent or office, $10.
178.48(2) (2) The department shall collect the fee established under s. 182.01 (4) (c) each time process is served on the department under this chapter.
178.48(3) (3) In addition to the fees required under sub. (1), the department shall collect the fee established under s. 182.01 (4) (d) for processing in an expeditious manner a document required or permitted to be filed with the department under this chapter.
178.48(4) (4) The department, by rule, may specify a larger fee for filing documents described in sub. (1) in paper format.
178.48 History History: 1995 a. 97; 2001 a. 16, 44; 2009 a. 237.
178.49 178.49 Effective date and time of document.
178.49(1) (1)
178.49(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in sub. (2), a document filed under this chapter is effective on the date that it is received by the department for filing and at any of the following times on that date:
178.49(1)(a)1. 1. The time of day specified in the document as its effective time.
178.49(1)(a)2. 2. If no effective time is specified, at the close of business.
178.49(1)(b) (b) The date that a document is received by the department is determined by the department's endorsement on the original document.
178.49(2) (2) A document may specify a delayed effective date and time, except that the effective date may not be more than 90 days after the date that it is received for filing. If a document specifies a delayed effective date and time in accordance with this subsection, the document is effective at the date and time specified. If a delayed effective date but no time is specified, the document is effective at the close of business on that date.
178.49 History History: 1995 a. 97.
178.50 178.50 Correcting filed document.
178.50(1) (1) A registered limited liability partnership or foreign registered limited liability partnership holding a certificate of authority under s. 178.40 may correct a document that was filed with the department if the document contains a statement that was incorrect at the time of filing or was defectively executed, including defects in any attestation, seal, verification or acknowledgment.
178.50(2) (2) To correct a document under sub. (1), a registered limited liability partnership or a foreign registered limited liability partnership holding a certificate of authority under s. 178.40 shall file with the department articles of correction that include all of the following:
178.50(2)(a) (a) A description of the document, including its filing date, or a copy of the document.
178.50(2)(b) (b) An identification of the incorrect statement and the reason that it is incorrect, or the manner in which the execution was defective, whichever applies.
178.50(2)(c) (c) The corrected statement or execution.
178.50(3) (3)
178.50(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), articles of correction are effective on the effective date of the document that they correct.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Oct. 4, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Oct. 4, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-4-14)