Pennsylvania Statutes Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations § 403. Activities not constituting doing business

(a) General rule.--Activities of a foreign filing association or foreign limited liability partnership that do not constitute doing business in this Commonwealth under this chapter shall include the following:

(1) Maintaining, defending, mediating, arbitrating or settling an action or proceeding.

(2) Carrying on any activity concerning its internal affairs, including holding meetings of its interest holders or governors.

(3) Maintaining accounts in financial institutions.

(4) Maintaining offices or agencies for the transfer, exchange and registration of securities of the association or maintaining trustees or depositories with respect to the securities.

(5) Selling through independent contractors.

(6) Soliciting or obtaining orders by any means if the orders require acceptance outside of this Commonwealth before the orders become contracts.

(7) Creating or acquiring indebtedness, mortgages or security interests in property.

(8) Securing or collecting debts or enforcing mortgages or security interests in property securing the debts and holding, protecting or maintaining property so acquired.

(9) Conducting an isolated transaction that is not in the course of similar transactions.

(10) Owning, without more, property.

(11) Doing business in interstate or foreign commerce.

(b) Participation in other associations.--Being an interest holder or governor of a foreign association that does business in this Commonwealth shall not by itself constitute doing business in this Commonwealth.

(c) Applicability.--This section shall not apply in determining the contacts or activities that may subject a foreign filing association or foreign limited liability partnership to service of process, taxation or regulation under laws of this Commonwealth other than this title.


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