2017 ORS 60.470¹
Definitions for ORS 60.470 to 60.501

As used in ORS 60.470 (Definitions for ORS 60.470 to 60.501) to 60.501 (Merger or share exchange with foreign corporation):

(1) “Business entity” means:

(a) Any of the following for-profit entities:

(A) A professional corporation organized under ORS chapter 58, predecessor law or comparable law of another jurisdiction;

(B) A corporation organized under this chapter, predecessor law or comparable law of another jurisdiction;

(C) A limited liability company organized under ORS chapter 63 or comparable law of another jurisdiction;

(D) A partnership organized in Oregon after January 1, 1998, or that is registered as a limited liability partnership, or that has elected to be governed by ORS chapter 67, and a partnership governed by law of another jurisdiction that expressly provides for conversions and mergers; and

(E) A limited partnership organized under ORS chapter 70, predecessor law or comparable law of another jurisdiction; and

(b) A cooperative organized under ORS chapter 62, predecessor law or comparable law of another jurisdiction.

(2) “Organizational document” means the following for an Oregon business entity or, for a foreign business entity, a document equivalent to the following:

(a) In the case of a corporation, professional corporation or cooperative, articles of incorporation;

(b) In the case of a limited liability company, articles of organization;

(c) In the case of a partnership, a partnership agreement and, for a limited liability partnership, its registration; and

(d) In the case of a limited partnership, a certificate of limited partnership.

(3) “Owner” means a:

(a) Shareholder of a corporation or of a professional corporation;

(b) Member or shareholder of a cooperative;

(c) Member of a limited liability company;

(d) Partner of a partnership; and

(e) General partner or limited partner of a limited partnership. [1999 c.362 §6; 2003 c.80 §14]

Chapter 60

Notes of Decisions

In General

Owner of corporate shares that does not meet defini­tion for “shareholder” does not have statutorily created inspec­tion rights. Yeoman v. Public Safety Center, Inc., 241 Or App 255, 250 P3d 411 (2011), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors Chapter 58)

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

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors Chapter 57)

18 WLR 123 (1982)

In General

24 WLR 203, 257, 275 (1988); 30 WLR 407 (1994)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 60—Private Corporations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors060.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 60, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano060.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.