New York Partnership Law § 91. Formation




(1) Two or more persons desiring to form a limited partnership shall

(a) Sign and acknowledge or swear to a certificate, which shall state.

I. The name of the partnership.

II. The character of the business.

III. The location of the principal place of business.

IV. The name and place of residence of each member;  general and limited partners being respectively designated.

V. The term for which the partnership is to exist.

VI. The amount of cash and a description of and the agreed value of the other property contributed by each limited partner.

VII. The additional contributions, if any, agreed to be made by each limited partner and the times at which or events on the happening of which they shall be made.

VIII. The time, if agreed upon, when the contribution of each limited partner is to be returned.

IX. The share of the profits or the other compensation by way of income which each limited partner shall receive by reason of his contribution.

X. The right, if given, of a limited partner to substitute an assignee as contributor in his place, and the terms and conditions of the substitution.

XI. The right, if given, of the partners to admit additional limited partners.

XII. The right, if given, of one or more of the limited partners to priority over other limited partners, as to contributions or as to compensation by way of income, and the nature of such priority.

XIII. The right, if given, of the remaining general partner or partners to continue the business on the death, retirement or insanity of a general partner, and

XIV. The right, if given, of a limited partner to demand and receive property other than cash in return for his contribution.

(b) File the certificate in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the principal office of such partnership is located.  Immediately after the filing of the certificate, a copy of the same or a notice containing the substance thereof, shall be published once in each week for six successive weeks, in two newspapers of the county in which such original certificate is filed, to be designated by the county clerk, one of which newspapers shall be a newspaper published in the city or town in which the principal place of business is intended to be located, if a newspaper be published therein;  or, if no newspaper is published therein, in the newspaper nearest thereto, and proof of such publication by the affidavit of the printer or publisher of each of such newspapers must be filed with the original certificate.

(2) If there has been substantial compliance in good faith with the requirements of paragraph (a) of subdivision one of this section, a limited partnership is formed and may commence the transaction of business as such upon the filing of its certificate as required by paragraph (b) of subdivision one of this section and the effectuation of the first of the six successive weekly publications required by said paragraph (b);  provided, however, that the continued existence of a limited partnership as such shall be conditioned upon completion of the publication requirement contained in said paragraph (b).


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