2016 Florida Statutes
Articles of merger.
Articles of merger.
605.1025 Articles of merger.—
(1) After a plan of merger is approved, articles of merger must be signed by each merging entity and delivered to the department for filing.
(2) The articles of merger must contain the following:
(a) The name, jurisdiction of formation, and type of entity of each merging entity that is not the surviving entity.
(b) The name, jurisdiction of formation, and type of entity of the surviving entity.
(c) A statement that the merger was approved by each domestic merging entity that is a limited liability company, if any, in accordance with the provisions of ss. 605.1021-605.1026; by each other merging entity, if any, in accordance with the law of its jurisdiction of formation; and by each member of such limited liability company who, as a result of the merger, will have interest holder liability under s. 605.1023(1)(b) and whose approval is required.
(d) If the surviving entity exists before the merger and is a domestic filing entity, any amendment to its public organic record approved as part of the plan of merger.
(e) If the surviving entity is created by the merger and is a domestic filing entity, its public organic record, as an attachment.
(f) If the surviving entity is created by the merger and is a domestic limited liability partnership or domestic limited liability limited partnership, its statement of qualification, as an attachment.
(g) If the surviving entity is a foreign entity that does not have a certificate of authority to transact business in this state, a mailing address to which the department may send any process served on the department pursuant to s. 605.0117 and chapter 48.
(h) A statement that the surviving entity has agreed to pay to any members of any limited liability company with appraisal rights the amount to which such members are entitled under the provisions of ss. 605.1006 and 605.1061-605.1072.
(i) The effective date of the merger if the effective date of the merger is not the same as the date of filing of the articles of merger, subject to the limitations contained in s. 605.0207.
(3) In addition to the requirements of subsection (2), articles of merger may contain any other provision not prohibited by law.
(4) A merger becomes effective when the articles of merger become effective, unless the articles of merger specify an effective time or a delayed effective date that complies with s. 605.0207.
(5) A copy of the articles of merger, certified by the department, may be filed in the official records of any county in this state in which any party to the merger holds an interest in real property.
(6) A limited liability company is not required to deliver articles of merger for filing pursuant to subsection (1) if the limited liability company is named as a merging entity or surviving entity in articles of merger or a certificate of merger filed for the same merger in accordance with s. 607.1109, s. 617.1108, s. 620.2108(3), or s. 620.8918(3), and if such articles of merger or certificate of merger substantially comply with the requirements of this section. In such a case, the other articles of merger or certificate of merger may also be used for purposes of subsection (5).
History.—s. 2, ch. 2013-180.