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The Florida Statutes

The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 608
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES
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F.S. 608.404
608.404 Powers.Unless its articles of organization or operating agreement provide otherwise, each limited liability company organized and existing under this chapter shall have the same powers as an individual to do all things necessary to carry out its business and affairs, including, without limitation, the power to:
(1) Sue and be sued, and defend, in its name.
(2) Purchase, receive, lease, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, improve, use, and otherwise deal with real or personal property, or any legal or equitable interest in property, wherever located.
(3) Sell, convey, mortgage, grant a security interest in, lease, exchange, and otherwise encumber or dispose of all or any part of its property.
(4) Purchase, receive, subscribe for, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, vote, use, sell, mortgage, lend, grant a security interest in, or otherwise dispose of and deal in and with, shares or other interests in or obligations of any other entity.
(5) Make contracts or guarantees, or incur liabilities; borrow money; issue its notes, bonds, or other obligations, which may be convertible into or include the option to purchase other securities of the limited liability company; or make contracts of guaranty and suretyship which are necessary or convenient to the conduct, promotion, or attainment of the business of a corporation the majority of the outstanding stock of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by the contracting limited liability company; a corporation which owns, directly or indirectly, a majority of the outstanding membership interests of the contracting limited liability company; or a corporation the majority of the outstanding stock of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by a corporation which owns, directly or indirectly, the majority of the outstanding membership interests of the contracting limited liability company, which contracts of guaranty and suretyship shall be deemed to be necessary or convenient to the conduct, promotion, or attainment of the business of the contracting limited liability company; or make other contracts of guaranty and suretyship which are necessary or convenient to the conduct, promotion, or attainment of the business of the contracting limited liability company.
(6) Lend money, invest or reinvest its funds, and receive and hold real or personal property as security for repayment.
(7) Conduct its business, locate offices, and exercise the powers granted by this chapter within or without this state.
(8) Select managers or managing members and appoint officers, directors, employees, and agents of the limited liability company, define their duties, fix their compensation, and lend them money and credit.
(9) Make donations for the public welfare or for charitable, scientific, or educational purposes.
(10) Pay pensions and establish pension plans, pension trusts, profit-sharing plans, bonus plans, option plans, and benefit or incentive plans for any or all of its current or former managers, members, officers, agents, and employees.
(11) Be a promoter, incorporator, shareholder, partner, member, associate, or manager of any corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other entity.
(12) Make payments or donations or do any other act not inconsistent with law that furthers the business of the limited liability company.
History.s. 2, ch. 82-177; s. 54, ch. 83-216; s. 6, ch. 93-284; s. 47, ch. 97-102; s. 1, ch. 99-315; s. 3, ch. 2002-272.
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