Limited Liability Companies

ORS 63.731
Service on a foreign limited liability company


(1)

The registered agent appointed by a foreign limited liability company authorized to transact business in this state shall be its agent upon whom any process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon the foreign limited liability company may be served.

(2)

The Secretary of State shall be an agent of a foreign limited liability company upon whom any process, notice or demand may be served, if:

(a)

The foreign limited liability company is authorized to transact business in this state, and it fails to appoint or maintain a registered agent in this state, or its registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be found at the registered office;

(b)

The foreign limited liability company’s authority to transact business in this state has been revoked;

(c)

The foreign limited liability company is transacting business in this state without being authorized as provided in this chapter;

(d)

The foreign limited liability company has been authorized to transact business in this state and has withdrawn; or

(e)

The foreign limited liability company has transacted business in this state without being authorized to do so and has ceased to transact business.

(3)

Service on the Secretary of State of any such process, notice or demand shall be made in the same manner as provided in ORS 63.121 (Service on limited liability company), except that when the foreign limited liability company served is not authorized to transact business in this state and was not authorized to transact business in this state at the time the transaction, event or occurrence upon which the proceeding is based occurred, the copy of the process, notice or demand shall be sent immediately by registered or certified mail by the plaintiff or the attorney of the plaintiff to the principal office or place of business of the foreign limited liability company, instead of the last registered office of the foreign limited liability company.

(4)

The Secretary of State shall keep a record of all processes, notices and demands served upon the Secretary of State under this section.

(5)

After completion of initial service upon the Secretary of State, no additional documents need to be served upon the Secretary of State to maintain jurisdiction in the same proceeding or to give notice of any motion or provisional process.

(6)

Nothing contained in this section shall limit or affect the right to serve any process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon a foreign limited liability company in any other manner permitted by law, or enlarge the purposes for which service on the Secretary of State is permitted where such purposes are limited by other provisions of law. [1993 c.173 §84]
Chapter 63

Law Review Citations

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


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