Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

Limited Partnerships

SECTION 7-13-20

§ 7-13-20. Person erroneously believing him or herself a limited partner.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person who makes a contribution to a business enterprise and erroneously but in good faith believes that he or she has become a limited partner in the enterprise is not a general partner in the enterprise and is not bound by its obligations by reason of making the contribution, receiving distributions from the enterprise, or exercising any rights of a limited partner, if, on ascertaining the mistake, he or she:

(1) Causes an appropriate certificate of limited partnership or a certificate of amendment to be executed and filed; or

(2) Withdraws from future equity participation in the enterprise by executing and filing in the office of the secretary of state a certificate declaring withdrawal under this section.

(b) A person who makes a contribution of the kind described in subsection (a) is liable as a general partner to any third party who transacts business with the enterprise

(i) before the person withdraws and an appropriate certificate is filed to show withdrawal, or

(ii) before an appropriate certificate is filed to show his or her status as a limited partner and, in the case of an amendment, after expiration of the thirty (30) day period for filing an amendment relating to the person as a limited partner under §§ 7-13-9, but in either case only if the third party actually believed in good faith that the person was a general partner at the time of the transaction.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1985, ch. 390, § 2.)