Georgia Code Title 14. Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations § 14-11-305




In managing the business or affairs of a limited liability company:

(1) A member or manager shall act in a manner he or she believes in good faith to be in the best interests of the limited liability company and with the care an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would exercise under similar circumstances. A member or manager is not liable to the limited liability company, its members, or its managers for any action taken in managing the business or affairs of the limited liability company if he or she performs the duties of his or her office in compliance with this Code section. Except as otherwise provided in the articles of organization or a written operating agreement, a person who is a member of a limited liability company in which management is vested in one or more managers, and who is not a manager, shall have no duties to the limited liability company or to the other members solely by reason of acting in his or her capacity as a member;

(2) A member or manager, as the case may be, is entitled to rely on information, opinions, reports, or statements, including but not limited to financial statements or other financial data, if prepared or presented by:

(A) One or more members, managers, or employees of the limited liability company whom the member or manager reasonably believes to be reliable and competent in the matter presented;

(B) Legal counsel, public accountants, or other persons as to matters the member or manager reasonably believes are within the person's professional or expert competence; or

(C) A committee of members or managers of which he or she is not a member if the manager reasonably believes the committee merits confidence;

(3) In the instances described in paragraph (2) of this Code section, a member or manager is not entitled to rely if he or she has knowledge concerning the matter in question that makes reliance otherwise permitted by paragraph (2) of this Code section unwarranted; and

(4) To the extent that, pursuant to paragraph (1) of this Code section or otherwise at law or in equity, a member or manager has duties (including fiduciary duties) and liabilities relating thereto to a limited liability company or to another member or manager:

(A) The member's or manager's duties and liabilities may be expanded, restricted, or eliminated by provisions in the articles of organization or a written operating agreement; provided, however, that no such provision shall eliminate or limit the liability of a member or manager:

(i) For intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law; or

(ii) For any transaction for which the person received a personal benefit in violation or breach of any provision of a written operating agreement; and

(B) The member or manager shall have no liability to the limited liability company or to any other member or manager for his or her good faith reliance on the provisions of a written operating agreement, including, without limitation, provisions thereof that relate to the scope of duties (including fiduciary duties) of members and managers.





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