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(a)?Each registered limited liability partnership, including foreign registered limited liability partnerships, must continuously maintain in this state:
(1)?A registered office that may be the same as any of its places of business in this state; ?and
(2)?A registered agent, who may be a partner or any other individual who resides in this state, a domestic corporation, a not-for-profit domestic corporation, a registered limited liability partnership, a limited liability company, or a foreign corporation, not-for-profit foreign corporation, qualified foreign registered limited liability partnership, or limited liability company authorized to transact business in this state. ?The registered agent must maintain a business office that is identical with the registered office. ?The registered agent may be designated by title.
(b)?If a registered agent resigns or is unable to perform such agent's duties, the registered limited liability partnership shall promptly designate another registered agent to the end that it shall at all times have a registered agent in this state.
(c)?A registered limited liability partnership may change its registered office or registered agent by delivering to the secretary of state for filing a statement of change that sets forth:
(1)?The name of the registered limited liability partnership;
(2)?If the current registered office is to be changed, the street address of the new registered office and the zip code for such office and the county in which the office is located;
(3)?If its current registered agent is to be changed, the name or title of its new registered agent; ?and
(4)?That after the change or changes are made, the street addresses of its registered office and the business office of its registered agent will be identical.
(d)?If a registered agent changes the street address of such registered agent's business office, such registered agent may change the street address of the registered office of any registered limited liability partnership for which such registered agent is the registered agent by notifying the registered limited liability partnership in writing of the change and signing (either manually or in facsimile) and delivering to the secretary of state for filing a statement that complies with the requirements of subsection (a), and recites that the registered limited liability partnership has been notified of the change.
(e)?A registered agent of a registered limited liability partnership may resign such agent's agency appointment by signing and filing with the secretary of state an original statement of resignation accompanied by such agent's certification that such agent has mailed a copy thereof to the principal office of the registered limited liability partnership by certified mail. ?The statement may include a statement that the registered office is also discontinued.
(f)?The agency appointment is terminated, and the registered office discontinued if so provided, on the date on which the statement is filed by the secretary of state.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 61. Partnerships § 61-1-1002 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-61-partnerships/tn-code-sect-61-1-1002/
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