2017 ORS 709.350¹
Successor trustee upon liquidation or receivership
  • appointment and qualification
  • petition by director
  • applicability of state laws

(1) If a trust company goes into voluntary or involuntary liquidation or receivership, the appointment of a successor trustee for the trust shall be handled by the court hearing the liquidation proceedings upon petition by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, the trust company, any interested person or, in the case of a federal bank or extranational institution, by its receiver or liquidating agent.

(2) Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall order all persons interested in any trust to designate and take all necessary steps to appoint a successor trustee within a time fixed in the order, or to show cause why a successor trustee should not be appointed by the court. The order may be general in its terms and need not designate the trusts involved or the nature, purpose or extent of the trusts, or give the name of any of the beneficiaries or interested persons.

(3) In a trust where those interested in the trust fail to cause a successor trustee to be appointed prior to the time fixed in the order, the court shall appoint a successor trustee.

(4) The successor trustee shall succeed to all the rights, powers, and obligations of the trust company in liquidation, except claims or liabilities arising out of the management of trusts prior to the date of transfer.

(5) A copy of the order provided for in subsection (2) of this section shall be published once a week for four successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation to be designated by the court and published in the county in which the liquidation proceedings of the trust company are carried on. If there is no newspaper published in the county, or if the court conducting the liquidation proceedings is located outside this state, publication shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation in the State of Oregon designated by the court. Proof of publication shall be made in the same manner as proof of publication of summons is made.

(6) The filing of the petition and the making and entering of the order and the publishing of a copy of the order, gives the court full jurisdiction of the trusts and all parties interested in the trusts. A court having jurisdiction shall require the director to mail, by registered mail or by certified mail with return receipt, postage prepaid, a copy of the order to each living trustor of all private trusts in which the trust company is trustee or to the then directly participating beneficiaries of all private trusts in which there is no living trustor. The notice shall be mailed to the last-known address of each trustor or participating beneficiary as shown by the records of the trust company. Proof of mailing shall be in such form as the court may require. Failure to mail the notice or the nonreceipt of the notice by any trustor or participating beneficiary shall not affect the jurisdiction of the court or invalidate any order or judgment made in the proceedings.

(7) It is unnecessary to require the appearance of minors or other incompetents by guardians ad litem or otherwise.

(8) The provisions of subsections (2) to (6) of this section shall apply only to trust companies that are organized under the laws of this state and to trust companies that are the trust departments of banks having their principal places of business in this state. If any other trust company goes into voluntary or involuntary liquidation or receivership, the proceedings shall be governed by the laws of the state or country in which the proceedings are initiated. The director and any other interested person may participate in the proceedings. Any successor trustee appointed pursuant to the proceedings shall succeed to all the rights, powers and obligations of the trust company, except claims or liabilities arising out of the management of trusts prior to the date of transfer. [Amended by 1973 c.797 §208; 1991 c.249 §64; 1997 c.631 §220; 2003 c.576 §547]

Chapter 709

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applicability of licensing and registra­tion require­ments under Bank Act to loan solicita­tion office operating in Oregon, (1985) Vol. 44, p 378

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 709—Regulation of Trust Business, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors709.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 709, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano709.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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