425-21  Service on partnership.  (a)  Service of any notice or process authorized by law that is issued against any domestic or foreign partnership by any court, judicial or administrative officer, or board may be made in the manner provided by law upon any registered agent or partner of the partnership who is found within the jurisdiction of the court, officer, or board; or if a registered agent or partner cannot be found, upon any person who is found in charge of the property, business, or office of the partnership within the jurisdiction of the court, officer, or board.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-21

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.

     (b)  If no partner or other person in charge of the property, business, or office of the partnership can be found within the State, and the partnership has not filed with the director of commerce and consumer affairs pursuant to this chapter the name of a registered agent upon whom legal notice and process from the courts of the State may be served, or the person named is not found within the State, service may be made upon the partnership by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the partnership at its principal office.

     (c)  Service by registered or certified mail is perfected at the earliest of:

     (1)  The date the partnership receives the mail;

     (2)  The date shown on the return receipt, if signed on behalf of the partnership; or

     (3)  Five days after its deposit in the United States mail, as evidenced by the postmark, if mailed postpaid and correctly addressed.

     (d)  Nothing contained herein shall limit or affect the right to serve any process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon a partnership in any other manner permitted by law.