183.0212(3)(a)(a) A domestic limited liability company shall deliver its annual report to the department in each year following the calendar year in which the domestic limited liability company's articles of organization became effective, during the calendar year quarter in which the anniversary date of the articles' effective date occurs.
183.0212(3)(b) (b) A registered foreign limited liability company shall deliver its annual report to the department during the first calendar quarter of each year following the calendar year in which the foreign limited liability company registered to do business in this state.
183.0212(4) (4)If an annual report does not contain the information required by this section, the department promptly shall notify the reporting limited liability company or registered foreign limited liability company in a record and return the report to it for correction. If the annual report is corrected to contain the information required by this section and delivered to the department within 30 days after the effective date of the notice under s. 183.0103 (5), the annual report is timely filed.
183.0212(5) (5)If an annual report contains a registered office or registered agent which differs from the information shown in the records of the department immediately before the report becomes effective, the differing information is considered a statement of change under s. 183.0116.
183.0212 History History: 2021 a. 258.
subch. III of ch. 183 subchapter III
RELATIONS OF MEMBERS AND
MANAGERS TO PERSONS DEALING
WITH LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
183.0301 183.0301 No agency power of member as member.
183.0301(1)(1)A member is not an agent of a limited liability company solely by reason of being a member.
183.0301(2) (2)A person's status as a member does not prevent or restrict law other than this chapter from imposing liability on a limited liability company because of the person's conduct.
183.0301 History History: 2021 a. 258.
183.0302 183.0302 Statement of authority.
183.0302(1)(a) (a) A limited liability company may deliver to the department for filing a statement of authority.
183.0302(1)(b) (b) The statement of authority must include the name of the company, the street address of the company's registered office in this state, and the name and e-mail address of its registered agent at that office.
183.0302(1)(c) (c) The statement of authority may state any of the following:
183.0302(1)(c)1. 1. With respect to any position that exists in or with respect to the company, the authority, or limitations on the authority, of all persons holding the position to do any of the following:
183.0302(1)(c)1.a. a. Sign an instrument transferring real property held in the name of the company.
183.0302(1)(c)1.b. b. Enter into other transactions on behalf of, or otherwise act for or bind, the company.
183.0302(1)(c)2. 2. The authority, or limitations on the authority, of a specific person to do any of the following:
183.0302(1)(c)2.a. a. Sign an instrument transferring real property held in the name of the company.
183.0302(1)(c)2.b. b. Enter into other transactions on behalf of, or otherwise act for or bind, the company.
183.0302(2) (2)To amend or cancel a statement of authority filed by the department, a limited liability company must deliver to the department for filing an amendment or cancellation stating all of the following:
183.0302(2)(a) (a) The name of the company.
183.0302(2)(b) (b) The street address of the company's registered office in this state and the name and e-mail address of its registered agent at that office.
183.0302(2)(c) (c) The date the statement being affected became effective.
183.0302(2)(d) (d) The contents of the amendment or a declaration that the statement is canceled.
183.0302(2m) (2m)
183.0302(2m)(a)(a) A statement of authority is renewable for successive 5-year periods. To renew a statement of authority filed by the department, a limited liability company must deliver to the department for filing, during the 3 months before the cancellation would occur under sub. (10), a statement of renewal that includes all of the following:
183.0302(2m)(a)1. 1. The name of the company.
183.0302(2m)(a)2. 2. The street address of the company's registered office in this state and the name and e-mail address of its registered agent at that office.
183.0302(2m)(a)3. 3. The statement of authority being affected.
183.0302(2m)(a)4. 4. A declaration that the statement of authority is being renewed.
183.0302(2m)(b) (b) When filed, a statement of renewal that complies with par. (a) renews the statement of authority for a 5-year period commencing with the date of filing of the statement of renewal.
183.0302(3) (3)A statement of authority affects only the power of a person to bind a limited liability company to persons that are not members.
183.0302(4) (4)Subject to sub. (3) and s. 183.0103 (4), and except as otherwise provided in subs. (6) to (8), a limitation on the authority of a person or a position contained in an effective statement of authority is not by itself evidence of any person's knowledge or notice of the limitation.
183.0302(5) (5)Subject to sub. (3), a grant of authority not pertaining to transfers of real property and contained in an effective statement of authority is conclusive in favor of a person that gives value in reliance on the grant, except to the extent that when the person gives value any of the following applies:
183.0302(5)(a) (a) The person has knowledge to the contrary.
183.0302(5)(b) (b) The statement has been canceled or restrictively amended under sub. (2).
183.0302(5)(c) (c) A limitation on the grant is contained in another statement of authority that became effective after the statement containing the grant became effective.
183.0302(6) (6)Subject to sub. (3), an effective statement of authority that grants authority to transfer real property held in the name of the limited liability company, a certified copy of which statement is recorded in the office of the register of deeds for the county in which the property is located, is conclusive in favor of a person that gives value in reliance on the grant without knowledge to the contrary, except to the extent that when the person gives value any of the following applies:
183.0302(6)(a) (a) The statement has been canceled or restrictively amended under sub. (2) and a certified copy of the cancellation or restrictive amendment has been recorded in the office of the register of deeds for the county in which the property is located.
183.0302(6)(b) (b) A limitation on the grant is contained in another statement of authority that became effective after the statement containing the grant became effective, and a certified copy of the later-effective statement is recorded in the office of the register of deeds for the county in which the property is located.
183.0302(7) (7)Subject to sub. (3), if a certified copy of an effective statement containing a limitation on the authority to transfer real property held in the name of a limited liability company is recorded in the office of the register of deeds for the county in which the property is located, all persons are deemed to know of the limitation.
183.0302(8) (8)Subject to sub. (9), an effective statement of dissolution or termination is a cancellation of any filed statement of authority for the purposes of sub. (6) and is a limitation on authority for the purposes of sub. (7).
183.0302(9) (9)After a statement of dissolution becomes effective, a limited liability company may deliver to the department for filing and, if appropriate, may record a statement of authority that is designated as a post-dissolution statement of authority. The statement operates as provided in subs. (6) and (7).
183.0302(10) (10)Unless earlier canceled, an effective statement of authority is canceled by operation of law 5 years after the date on which the statement, or its most recent amendment or renewal, becomes effective. This cancellation operates without need for any recording under sub. (6) or (7).
183.0302(11) (11)An effective statement of denial operates as a restrictive amendment under this section and may be recorded by certified copy for purposes of sub. (6) (a).
183.0302 History History: 2021 a. 258.
183.0303 183.0303 Statement of denial. A person named in a filed statement of authority granting that person authority may deliver to the department for filing a statement of denial that does all of the following:
183.0303(1) (1)Provides the name of the limited liability company and the caption of the statement of authority to which the statement of denial pertains.
183.0303(2) (2)Denies the grant of authority.
183.0303 History History: 2021 a. 258.
183.0304 183.0304 Liability of members and managers.
183.0304(1)(1)A debt, obligation, or other liability of a limited liability company is solely the debt, obligation, or other liability of the company. Except as provided in ss. 73.0306, 183.0403, and 183.0406, a member or manager is not personally liable, directly or indirectly, by way of contribution or otherwise, for a debt, obligation, or other liability of the company solely by reason of being or acting as a member or manager. This subsection applies regardless of the dissolution of the company.
183.0304(2) (2)The failure of a limited liability company to observe formalities relating to the exercise of its powers or management of its activities and affairs is not a ground for imposing liability on a member or manager for a debt, obligation, or other liability of the company.
183.0304 History History: 2021 a. 258.
subch. IV of ch. 183 subchapter IV
RELATIONS OF MEMBERS
TO EACH OTHER AND TO
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
183.0401 183.0401 Becoming member.
183.0401(1)(1)If a limited liability company is to have only one member upon formation, the person becomes a member as agreed by that person and the organizer of the company. That person and the organizer may be, but need not be, different persons. If different, the organizer acts on behalf of the initial member.
183.0401(2) (2)If a limited liability company is to have more than one member upon formation, those persons become members as agreed by the persons before the formation of the company. The organizer acts on behalf of the persons in forming the company and may be, but need not be, one of the persons.
183.0401(3) (3)A person becomes an initial member of a limited liability company with the consent of a majority of the organizers. The organizers may consent to more than one person simultaneously becoming the company's initial members.
183.0401(4) (4)After formation of a limited liability company, a person becomes a member in any of the following ways:
183.0401(4)(a) (a) As provided in the operating agreement.
183.0401(4)(b) (b) As the result of a transaction effective under subch. X.
183.0401(4)(c) (c) With the affirmative vote or consent of all the members.
183.0401(4)(d) (d) As provided in s. 183.0701 (1) (c).
183.0401(4)(e) (e) As provided in s. 183.0503 (6) (c).
183.0401(5) (5)A person may become a member without doing any of the following:
183.0401(5)(a) (a) Acquiring a transferable interest.
183.0401(5)(b) (b) Making or being obligated to make a contribution to the limited liability company.
183.0401 History History: 2021 a. 258.
183.0402 183.0402 Form of contribution.
183.0402(1)(1)A contribution may consist of money or property transferred to, services performed for, or another benefit provided to the limited liability company or an agreement to transfer money or property to, perform services for, or provide another benefit to the company.
183.0402(2) (2)The value of a member's contribution shall be determined in the manner provided in an operating agreement. If the operating agreement does not so provide, the value of a contribution shall be approved by the members under s. 183.0407 (2) (d). This value shall be properly reflected in the records and information kept by the limited liability company at its principal place of business or activity, and this value shall be binding and conclusive on the limited liability company and its members.
183.0402 History History: 2021 a. 258.
183.0403 183.0403 Liability for contributions.
183.0403(1)(1)A person's obligation to make a contribution to a limited liability company is not excused by the person's death, disability, termination, or other inability to perform personally.
183.0403(2) (2)If a person does not fulfill an obligation to make a contribution other than money, the person is obligated at the option of the limited liability company to contribute money equal to the value of the part of the contribution which has not been made.
183.0403(3) (3)Unless otherwise provided in a written operating agreement, a member's obligation to provide tangible or intangible property or other benefit to a limited liability company, including money, services performed, promissory notes, other agreements to contribute money or property, and contracts for services to be performed, as a contribution to the limited liability company may be compromised only by the written consent of all the members. If a creditor of a limited liability company extends credit or otherwise acts in reliance on an obligation described in sub. (1) without knowledge or notice of a compromise under this subsection, the creditor may enforce the obligation.
183.0403 History History: 2021 a. 258.
183.0404 183.0404 Sharing of and right to distributions before dissolution.
183.0404(1)(1)Except to the extent necessary to comply with any transfer effective under s. 183.0502 or charging order in effect under s. 183.0503, any distributions made by a limited liability company before its dissolution and winding up must be made proportionally among members and dissociated members on the basis of the value of the contributions made by each such member, as stated in the records required to be kept under s. 183.0402 (2), or, in the case of a company treated as a partnership for tax purposes, the partnership capital account of each such member as computed for tax reporting purposes.
183.0404(2) (2)A person has a right to a distribution before the dissolution and winding up of a limited liability company only if the company decides to make an interim distribution. A person's dissociation does not entitle the person to a distribution.
183.0404(3) (3)A person does not have a right to demand or receive a distribution from a limited liability company in any form other than money. Except as otherwise provided in s. 183.0707 (4), a limited liability company may distribute an asset in kind if each part of the asset is fungible with each other part and each person receives a percentage of the asset equal in value to the person's share of distributions.
183.0404(4) (4)If a member or transferee becomes entitled to receive a distribution, the member or transferee has the status of, and is entitled to all remedies available to, a creditor of the limited liability company with respect to the distribution. However, the company's obligation to make a distribution is subject to offset for any amount owed to the company by the member or a person dissociated as a member on whose account the distribution is made.
183.0404 History History: 2021 a. 258.
183.0405 183.0405 Limitations on distributions.
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2021-22 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2023 Wis. Act 39 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 29, 2023. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 29, 2023, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-29-23)