2017 ORS 63.704¹
Consequences of transacting business without authority

(1) A foreign limited liability company transacting business in this state without authorization from the Secretary of State may not maintain a proceeding in any court in this state until it obtains authorization from the Secretary of State to transact business in this state.

(2) The successor to a foreign limited liability company that transacted business in this state without authority to transact business in this state and the assignee of a cause of action arising out of that business may not maintain a proceeding based on that cause of action in any court in this state until the foreign limited liability company or its successor obtains authorization from the Secretary of State to transact business in this state.

(3) A court may stay a proceeding commenced by a foreign limited liability company or its successor or assignee until it determines whether the foreign limited liability company or its successor requires authorization from the Secretary of State to transact business in this state. If it so determines, the court may further stay the proceeding until the foreign limited liability company or its successor obtains the authorization.

(4) A foreign limited liability company that transacts business in this state without authority shall be liable to this state for the years or parts thereof during which it transacted business in this state without authority in an amount equal to all fees that would have been imposed by this chapter upon the foreign limited liability company had it duly applied for and received authority to transact business in this state as required by this chapter and thereafter filed all reports required by this chapter.

(5) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the failure of a foreign limited liability company to obtain authority to transact business in this state does not impair the validity of its acts or prevent it from defending any proceeding in this state.

(6) A member of a foreign limited liability company is not liable for the debts and obligations of the foreign limited liability company solely by reason of the foreign limited liability company’s having transacted business in this state without authority. [1993 c.173 §76]

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.