178.1135(1)(c) (c) The provisions of the organizational documents of the acquiring and acquired entity are amended to the extent, if any, provided in the plan of interest exchange and to the extent such amendments are to be reflected in a public record, as provided in the articles of interest exchange.
178.1135(2) (2)Except as otherwise provided in the articles and plan of interest exchange, if the acquired entity is a domestic or foreign partnership, limited liability company, or other organization subject to dissolution under its governing law, the interest exchange does not dissolve the acquired entity.
178.1135(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in this subsection, no interest holder shall have interest holder liability with respect to either the acquiring or acquired entity.
178.1135(3)(b) (b) If, under the governing law of either entity, one or more of the interest holders thereof had interest holder liability prior to the interest exchange with respect to the entity, such interest holder or holders shall continue to have such liability and any associated contribution and other rights to the extent provided in such governing law with respect to debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the entity that accrued during the period or periods in which such interest holder or holders had such interest holder liability.
178.1135(3)(c) (c) If, under the governing law of either entity, one or more of the interest holders thereof will have interest holder liability after the interest exchange with respect to the entity, such interest holder or holders shall have such liability and any associated contribution and other rights to the extent provided in such governing law with respect to the debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the entity that accrue on or after the interest exchange.
178.1135(3)(d) (d) This subsection does not affect liability under any taxation laws.
178.1135(5)(a)(a) When an interest exchange takes effect, the department is the agent of any foreign acquiring entity for service of process in a proceeding to enforce any obligation or the rights of dissenting or other owners of each domestic partnership that is a party to the interest exchange.
178.1135(5)(b) (b) When an interest exchange takes effect, any foreign acquiring entity shall promptly pay to any dissenting or other former owners of each acquired domestic partnership the amount, if any, to which they are entitled under ss. 178.1161 or 180.1301 to 180.1331, and otherwise comply with the obligations of the acquired domestic partnership under its governing law.
178.1135 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1141 178.1141 Conversion authorized.
178.1141(1)(1)A domestic partnership may convert to another type of domestic entity, other than a domestic partnership, or to any type of foreign entity, pursuant to ss. 178.1141 to 178.1145 and a plan of conversion if the conversion is permitted under the governing law of the converting entity and the governing law that is to apply to the converted entity.
178.1141(2) (2)A foreign or domestic entity, other than a domestic partnership, may convert to a domestic partnership pursuant to ss. 178.1141 to 178.1145 and a plan of conversion if the conversion is permitted under the governing law of the converting entity and the converted entity will satisfy the definition of a partnership under this chapter immediately after the conversion.
178.1141 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1142 178.1142 Plan of conversion.
178.1142(1)(1)A plan of conversion must be in a record and contain all of the following:
178.1142(1)(a) (a) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the converting entity.
178.1142(1)(b) (b) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the converted entity.
178.1142(1)(c) (c) The terms and conditions of the conversion.
178.1142(1)(d) (d) The manner and basis of converting the interests in the converting entity into interests, securities, or obligations of the surviving entity, rights to acquire such interests or securities, money, other property, or any combination of the foregoing.
178.1142(1)(e) (e) The organizational documents of the converted entity that are to be in a record immediately after the conversion becomes effective.
178.1142(1)(f) (f) Any other matters required by the governing law of the converting entity.
178.1142(2) (2)In addition to the requirements of sub. (1), a plan of conversion may contain any other provision relating to the conversion and not prohibited by law.
178.1142 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1143 178.1143 Approval of conversion; amendment; abandonment.
178.1143(1)(1)Subject to s. 178.1161, a plan of conversion must be approved by all the partners of a converting domestic partnership. A plan of conversion into a converted domestic partnership must be approved pursuant to the governing law of the converting entity.
178.1143(2) (2)Subject to s. 178.1161, after a plan of conversion is approved, and at any time before a conversion becomes effective, the converting entity may amend the plan of conversion or abandon the conversion as provided in the plan of conversion or, except as otherwise provided in the plan of conversion, with the same vote or consent as was required to approve the plan of conversion.
178.1143(3) (3)If, after articles of conversion have been delivered to the department for filing and before the conversion becomes effective, the plan of conversion is amended in a manner that requires an amendment to the articles of conversion or if the conversion is abandoned, a statement of amendment or abandonment, signed by the converting entity, must be delivered to the department for filing before the conversion becomes effective. When a statement of abandonment becomes effective, the conversion is abandoned and does not become effective. The statement of amendment or abandonment must contain all of the following:
178.1143(3)(a) (a) The name of the converting entity and the converted entity under the plan of conversion.
178.1143(3)(b) (b) The date on which the articles of conversion were filed by the department.
178.1143(3)(c) (c) The amendment to or abandonment of the articles of conversion.
178.1143(3)(d) (d) A statement that the amendment or abandonment was approved in accordance with this section.
178.1143 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1144 178.1144 Filings required for conversion; effective date.
178.1144(1)(1)After the converting entity has approved a plan of conversion in accordance with its governing law, the converting entity shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the department for filing articles of conversion setting forth all of the following:
178.1144(1)(a) (a) The name, type of entity, and governing law the converting entity.
178.1144(1)(b) (b) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the converted entity.
178.1144(1)(c) (c) A statement that the plan of conversion has been approved and adopted by the converting entity in accordance with its governing law.
178.1144(1)(d) (d) Any organizational documents of the converted entity under s. 178.1142 (1) (e) that are to be in a public record under its governing law, including, if the converted entity is a domestic limited liability partnership, its statement of qualification.
178.1144(1)(e) (e) A statement that the plan of conversion is on file at the principal office of the converted entity.
178.1144(1)(f) (f) A statement that upon request the converted entity will provide a copy of the plan of conversion to any person that was an interest holder of the converting entity.
178.1144(2) (2)In addition to the requirements of sub. (1), the articles of conversion may contain any other provisions relating to the conversion, as determined by the converting entity in accordance with the plan of conversion.
178.1144(3) (3)If the converted entity is a foreign entity that will be required to register to do business in this state immediately after the conversion and it has not previously registered to do so or been assigned a registration to do so under s. 178.1009, it shall so register.
178.1144(4) (4)A conversion takes effect at the effective date and time of the articles of conversion.
178.1144 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1145 178.1145 Effect of conversion.
178.1145(1)(1)When a conversion becomes effective, all of the following apply:
178.1145(1)(a) (a) The converting entity continues its existence in the form of the converted entity and is the same entity that existed before the conversion, except that the converting entity is no longer subject to the governing law that applied prior to the conversion and is subject to the governing law of the converted entity.
178.1145(1)(am)1.1. Except as provided in this paragraph, no interest holder shall have interest holder liability with respect to the converting or converted entity.
178.1145(1)(am)2. 2. If, under the governing law of the converting entity, one or more of the interest holders thereof had interest holder liability prior to the conversion with respect to the converting entity, such interest holder or holders shall continue to have such liability and any associated contribution and other rights to the extent provided in such governing law with respect to the debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the converting entity that accrued during the period or periods in which such interest holder or holders had such interest holder liability.
178.1145(1)(am)3. 3. If, under the governing law of the converted entity, one or more of the interest holders thereof will have interest holder liability after the conversion with respect to the converted entity, such interest holder or holders will have such liability and any associated contribution and other rights to the extent provided in such governing law with respect to the debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the converted entity that accrue after the conversion.
178.1145(1)(am)4. 4. This paragraph does not affect liability under any taxation laws.
178.1145(1)(b) (b) The title to all property owned by the converting entity is vested in the converted entity without transfer, reversion, or impairment.
178.1145(1)(c) (c) The converted entity has all debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the converting entity.
178.1145(1)(d) (d) A civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding pending by or against the converting entity may be continued as if the conversion did not occur, or the converted entity may be substituted in the proceeding for the converting entity.
178.1145(1)(e) (e) The organizational documents of the converted entity are as provided in the plan of conversion and, to the extent such organizational documents are to be reflected in a public record, as provided in the articles of conversion.
178.1145(1)(f) (f) The interests of the converting entity that are to be converted into interests, securities, or obligations of the surviving entity, rights to acquire such interests or securities, money, other property, or any combination of the foregoing, are converted as provided in the plan of conversion, and the former interest holders of the converting entity are entitled only to the rights provided in the plan of conversion or to their rights, if any, under ss. 178.1161, 179.77, 180.0301 to 180.1331, or otherwise under the governing law of the converting entity. All other terms and conditions of the conversion also take effect.
178.1145(1)(g) (g) Except as prohibited by other law or as otherwise provided in the articles and plan of conversion, all of the rights, privileges, immunities, powers, and purposes of the converting entity vest in the converted entity.
178.1145(1)(h) (h) Except as otherwise provided in the articles and plan of conversion, if the converting entity is a partnership, limited liability company, or other entity subject to dissolution under its governing law, the conversion does not dissolve the converting entity for the purposes of its governing law.
178.1145(2)(a)(a) When a conversion takes effect, the department is the agent of any foreign converted entity for service of process in a proceeding to enforce any obligation or the rights of dissenting shareholders or other interest holders of any domestic converting entity.
178.1145(2)(b) (b) When a conversion takes effect, any foreign converted entity shall promptly pay to the dissenting or dissociating interest holders of any domestic converting entity the amount, if any, to which they are entitled under s. 178.1161 or ss. 180.1301 to 180.1331 or the corresponding provisions of the entity's other governing law.
178.1145 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1151 178.1151 Domestication authorized. A domestic partnership may domesticate as a non-United States entity subject to non-United States governing law while continuing to be a domestic partnership, and a non-United States entity may domesticate as a domestic partnership subject to this chapter while continuing to be an entity subject to its non-United States governing law pursuant to ss. 178.1151 to 178.1155 and a plan of domestication, if the domestication is permitted under the governing law of the domesticating entity and permitted under the governing law of the domesticated entity.
178.1151 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1152 178.1152 Plan of domestication.
178.1152(1)(1)A plan of domestication must be in a record and contain all of the following:
178.1152(1)(a) (a) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the domesticating entity.
178.1152(1)(b) (b) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the domesticated entity.
178.1152(1)(c) (c) The terms and conditions of the domestication.
178.1152(1)(d) (d) The organizational documents of the domesticated entity that are to be in a record immediately after the domestication becomes effective, including any proposed amendments to the organizational documents of the domesticating entity that are to be in a record immediately after the domestication becomes effective.
178.1152(2) (2)In addition to the requirements of sub. (1), a plan of domestication may contain any other provision relating to the domestication and not prohibited by law.
178.1152 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1153 178.1153 Approval of domestication; amendment; abandonment.
178.1153(1)(1)Subject to s. 178.1161, a plan of domestication must be approved by all the partners of a domesticating Wisconsin partnership. A plan of domestication of a domesticating non-United States entity must be approved pursuant to the governing law of the domesticating entity.
178.1153(2) (2)Subject to s. 178.1161, after a plan of domestication is approved, and at any time before a domestication becomes effective, the domesticating entity may amend the plan of domestication or abandon the domestication as provided in the plan of domestication or, except as otherwise provided in the plan of domestication, with the same vote or consent as was required to approve the plan of domestication.
178.1153(3) (3)If, after articles of domestication have been delivered to the department for filing and before the domestication becomes effective, the plan of domestication is amended in a manner that requires an amendment to the articles of domestication or if the domestication is abandoned, a statement of amendment or abandonment, signed by the domesticating entity, must be delivered to the department for filing before the domestication becomes effective. When a statement of abandonment becomes effective, the domestication is abandoned and does not become effective. The statement of amendment or abandonment must contain all of the following:
178.1153(3)(a) (a) The name of the domesticating entity and the domesticated entity under the plan of domestication.
178.1153(3)(b) (b) The date on which the articles of domestication were filed by the department.
178.1153(3)(c) (c) The amendment to or abandonment of the articles of domestication.
178.1153(3)(d) (d) A statement that the amendment or abandonment was approved in accordance with this section.
178.1153 History History: 2015 a. 295.
178.1154 178.1154 Filings required for domestication; effective date.
178.1154(1)(1)After the domesticating entity has approved a plan of domestication in accordance with its governing law, the domesticating entity shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the department for filing articles of domestication setting forth all of the following:
178.1154(1)(a) (a) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the domesticating entity.
178.1154(1)(b) (b) The name, type of entity, and governing law of the domesticated entity.
178.1154(1)(c) (c) A statement that a plan of domestication has been approved and adopted by the domesticating entity in accordance with its governing law.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)