2017 ORS 63.074¹
  • prohibition on illegal purposes

(1) Except as otherwise provided by the laws of the state and in this section, a limited liability company formed under this chapter may conduct or promote any lawful business or purpose that a partnership, corporation or professional corporation as defined in ORS 58.015 (Definitions) may conduct or promote, unless the articles of organization set forth a more limited purpose. A person may not organize a limited liability company under this chapter for any illegal purpose or with an intent to fraudulently conceal any business activity from another person or a governmental agency.

(2) Subject to the laws of the state, the rules and regulations of a regulatory board of a profession, if any, and the standards of professional conduct of the profession, if any, a limited liability company or members of the limited liability company may render professional service in this state. Notwithstanding any other law, members of a limited liability company, including members who are managers, and who are also professionals, as defined in ORS 58.015 (Definitions), are personally liable as members of the limited liability company to the same extent and in the same manner as provided for shareholders of a professional corporation in ORS 58.185 (Liabilities of employees, shareholders and the corporation) and 58.187 (Revision of limitations on liability in ORS 58.185 to reflect inflation or deflation) and as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(3) A business that is subject to regulation under another statute of the state may not be organized under this chapter if the business is required to be organized only under the other statute. [1993 c.173 §19; 1995 c.93 §4; 1995 c.327 §4a; 1997 c.774 §11; 2017 c.705 §21]

Chapter 63

Law Review Cita­tions

30 WLR 291 (1994); 73 OLR 5, 25, 43, 133, 151 (1994)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 63—Limited Liability Companies, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors063.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 63, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano063.­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.