2007 ORS 62.613¹
Effect of conversion
  • entity existence continues

(1) When a conversion to or from a cooperative pursuant to ORS 62.607 (Conversion) takes effect:

(a) The business entity continues its existence despite the conversion;

(b) Title to all real estate and other property owned by the converting business entity is vested in the converted business entity without reversion or impairment;

(c) All obligations of the converting business entity including, without limitation, contractual, tort, statutory and administrative obligations are obligations of the converted business entity;

(d) An action or proceeding pending against the converting business entity or its owners may be continued as if the conversion had not occurred, or the converted business entity may be substituted as a party to the action or proceeding;

(e) The ownership interests of each owner that are to be converted into ownership interests or obligations of the converted business entity or any other business entity, or into cash or other property, are converted as provided in the plan of conversion;

(f) Liability of an owner for obligations of the business entity shall be determined:

(A) As to liabilities incurred by the business entity prior to conversion, according to the status of the owner prior to conversion; and

(B) As to liabilities incurred by the business entity after conversion, according to the status of the owner after conversion, except as provided in paragraph (g) of this subsection;

(g) If prior to conversion an owner of a business entity was a partner of a partnership or general partner of a limited partnership and was personally liable for the business entity’s liabilities, and after conversion is an owner normally protected from personal liability, then such owner shall continue to be personally liable for the business entity’s liabilities incurred during the 12 months following conversion, if the other party or parties to the transaction reasonably believed that the owner would be personally liable and had not received notice of the conversion; and

(h) Unless the converted business entity is a partnership, the registration of an assumed business name of a business entity under ORS chapter 648 shall continue as the assumed business name of the converted business entity. If the converted business entity is a partnership, the converting business entity shall amend or cancel the registration of the assumed business name under ORS chapter 648, and the partners of the partnership shall register the name as an assumed business name under ORS chapter 648.

(2) Owners of the business entity that converted are entitled to the rights provided in the plan of conversion and, in the case of business entities other than cooperatives, to the rights provided in the statutes applicable to the business entity prior to conversion, including, without limitation, any rights to dissent, to dissociate, to withdraw, to recover for breach of any duty or obligation owed by the other owners, and to obtain an appraisal or payment for the value of an owner’s interest. [1999 c.362 §23; 2001 c.315 §3]

Chapter 62

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Homestead as applied to a shareholder-tenant in a co­op­er­a­tive apart­ment, (1971) Vol 35, p 897

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 62—Cooperatives, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­062.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 62, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­062ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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