ORS 62.125
General powers

Each cooperative shall have power:


To have perpetual succession unless a limited period of duration is stated in its articles.


To sue and be sued, complain and defend, in its corporate name.


To have a corporate seal which may be altered at pleasure, and to use the seal by causing it, or a facsimile thereof, to be impressed or affixed or in any other manner reproduced.


To purchase, take, receive, lease, take by gift, devise or bequest, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, improve, use and otherwise deal in and with, real or personal property, or any interest therein, wherever situated.


To sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, transfer and otherwise dispose of, all or any part of its property and assets.


To purchase, take, receive, subscribe for, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, vote, use, employ, sell, mortgage, lend, pledge, or otherwise dispose of, and otherwise use and deal in and with, shares or other interests in, or obligations of, other domestic or foreign cooperatives and corporations, partnerships or individuals, or direct or indirect obligations of the United States or of any other government, state, territory, governmental district or municipality or of any instrumentality thereof.


To make contracts and incur liabilities, borrow money at such rates of interest as the cooperative may determine, issue its notes, bonds, certificates of indebtedness and other obligations, issue certificates representing equity interests in its assets, and secure any of its obligations by mortgage or pledge of all or any of its property, franchises and income.


To lend money for its corporate purposes, invest and reinvest its funds and take and hold real and personal property as security for the payment of funds so loaned or invested.


To conduct its business and affairs and have offices and exercise its powers in any state, territory, district or possession of the United States, or in any foreign country.


To elect or appoint officers and agents, and define their duties and fix their compensation.


To make and alter bylaws, consistent with its articles and the laws of this state, for the administration and regulation of its affairs.


To make donations for the public welfare or for charitable, scientific or educational purposes.


To cease its activities and surrender its franchise.


To have and exercise all powers necessary or convenient to effect any or all of the purposes for which the cooperative is organized. [1957 c.716 §4; 1981 c.542 §1]
Chapter 62

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Homestead as applied to a shareholder-tenant in a cooperative apartment, (1971) Vol 35, p 897


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