Texas Business Organizations Code
Sec. § 10.009
Special Provisions Applying to Partnership Mergers


(a)

A partner of a domestic partnership that is a party to a merger does not become liable as a result of the merger for the liability or obligation of another person that is a party to the merger unless the partner consents to becoming personally liable by action taken in connection with the specific plan of merger approved by the partner.

(b)

A partner of a domestic partnership that is a party to a merger who remains in or enters a partnership is treated as an incoming partner in the partnership when the merger takes effect for purposes of determining the partners liability for a debt or obligation of the partnership or partnerships that are parties to the merger or to be created in the merger and in which the partner was not a partner.

(c)

If a partnership merges with an organization and, because of the merger, no longer exists, a former partner who becomes an owner or member of the surviving organization may, until the first anniversary of the effective date of the merger, bind the surviving organization to a transaction for which the owner or member no longer has authority to bind the organization if the transaction is one in which the actions by the owner or member as a partner would have bound the partnership before the effective date of the merger, and the other party to the transaction:

(1)

does not have actual or constructive notice of the merger;

(2)

had done business with the terminated partnership within one year preceding the effective date of the merger; and

(3)

reasonably believes that the partner who was previously an owner or member of the partnership that was merged into the surviving organization and is now an owner or member of the surviving organization has the authority to bind the surviving organization to the transaction at the time of the transaction.

(d)

If a partnership is formed under a plan of merger, the existence of the partnership as a partnership begins when the merger takes effect, and the persons to be partners become partners at that time.

(e)

A partner in a domestic partnership that is a party to the merger but does not survive shall be treated as a partner who withdrew from the nonsurviving domestic partnership as of the effective date of the merger.

(f)

The partnership agreement of each domestic partnership that is a party to the merger must contain provisions that authorize the merger provided for in the plan of merger adopted by the partnership.

(g)

Each domestic partnership that is a party to the merger must approve the plan of merger in the manner prescribed in its partnership agreement.
Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 182, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
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