ORS 58.480¹
Certificate of existence or authorization

(1) Anyone may apply to the Secretary of State to furnish a certificate of existence for a domestic professional corporation or a certificate of authorization for a foreign professional corporation.

(2) A certificate of existence or authorization when issued means that:

(a) The domestic professional corporation’s corporate name or the foreign professional corporation’s corporate name is registered in this state;

(b) The domestic professional corporation is duly incorporated under the law of this state, or the foreign professional corporation is authorized to transact business in this state;

(c) All fees payable to the Secretary of State under this chapter have been paid, if nonpayment affects the existence or authorization of the domestic or foreign professional corporation;

(d) An annual report required by ORS 58.225 (Annual reports) has been filed by the Secretary of State within the preceding 14 months; and

(e) Articles of dissolution or an application for withdrawal have not been filed by the Secretary of State.

(3) A person may apply to the Secretary of State to issue a certificate covering any fact of record. [1987 c.94 §12]

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Notes of Decisions

Professional legal corpora­tion organized under this chapter may not serve as trustee. Erwin & Erwin v. Bronson, 117 Or App 443, 844 P2d 269 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

This chapter as authorizing partnership of corpora­tion and individual; validity of partnership between a professional corpora­tion and an individual when corpora­tion charter so provides, (1972) Vol 36, p 94

Law Review Cita­tions

24 WLR 717 (1988)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 58—Professional Corporations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors058.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 58, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano058.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information