The Act provides guidelines for foreign limited liability partnerships transacting business in Georgia. The Act mandates certification with the Secretary of State as a means for providing service of process on foreign limited liability partnerships. Once a certificate is issued, a foreign limited liability partnership is authorized to transact business in Georgia. In addition, the Act requires appointment of a registered agent who may accept service of process on behalf of the foreign limited liability partnership. The Act also provides a list of activities that do not constitute transacting business in Georgia; however, the list is not intended to be exhaustive. Any foreign limited liability partnership that is not authorized to transact business in Georgia is also prohibited from maintaining any action, suit, or proceeding in a Georgia court.
Crowley, Scott C.
"CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ASSOCIATIONS Partnerships: Designate Qualification Requirements, Laws Governing, and Regulation Concerns for Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships,"
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1, Article 46.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol11/iss1/46