Each corporation shall have power:

(1) To have succession by its corporate name for the period limited in its articles of incorporation or perpetually where there is no such limitations;

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 351.385

  • Articles of incorporation: includes the original articles of incorporation and all amendments thereto, and includes articles of merger or consolidation. See Missouri Laws 351.015
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC

(2) To sue and be sued, complain and defend in any court of law or equity;

(3) To have a corporate seal which may be altered at pleasure and to use the same by causing it or a facsimile thereof to be impressed or affixed or in any manner reproduced;

(4) To purchase, take, receive, lease, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, improve, use and otherwise deal in, sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, transfer and otherwise dispose of all or any part of its real or personal property, or any interest therein, or other assets, wherever situated; and to hold for any period of time, real estate acquired in payment of a debt, by foreclosure or otherwise, or real estate exchanged therefor;

(5) To be a general or limited partner;

(6) To purchase, take, receive, subscribe for, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, vote, use, employ, sell, mortgage, loan, pledge, or otherwise dispose of, and otherwise use and deal in and with, shares or other interests in, or obligations of, other domestic or foreign corporations, associations, partnerships, or individuals, or direct or indirect obligations of the United States or of any other government, state, territory, governmental district or municipality or of any instrumentality thereof;

(7) To make contracts and guarantees, including but not limited to guarantees of the capital stock, bonds, other securities, evidences of indebtedness and other debts and obligations issued by any other corporation of this or any other state, or issued by any state or any political subdivision thereof; to incur liabilities; to borrow money at such rates of interest as the corporation may determine without regard to the restrictions of any usury law of this state; to issue its notes, bonds, and other obligations; to issue notes or bonds, secured or unsecured, which by their terms are convertible into shares of stock of any class, upon such terms and conditions and at such rates or prices as may be provided in such notes or bonds and the indenture or mortgage under which they are issued; and to secure any of its obligations by mortgage, pledge, or deed of trust of all or any of its property, franchises, and income;

(8) To invest its surplus funds from time to time and to lend money and to take and hold real and personal property as security for the payment of funds so invested or loaned;

(9) To conduct its business, carry on its operations, and have offices within and without this state, and to exercise in any other state, territory, district, or possession of the United States, or in any foreign country, the powers granted by this chapter;

(10) To elect or appoint directors, officers and agents of the corporation, define their duties and fix their compensation, and to indemnify directors, officers and employees to the extent and in the manner permitted by law;

(11) To make and alter bylaws, not inconsistent with its articles of incorporation or with the laws of this state, for the administration and regulation of the affairs of the corporation, and to adopt emergency bylaws and exercise emergency powers as permitted by law;

(12) To transact any lawful business in aid of the United States in the prosecution of war, to make donations to associations and organizations aiding in war activities, and to lend money to the state or federal government for war purposes;

(13) To cease its corporate activities and surrender its corporate franchise;

(14) To have and exercise all powers necessary or convenient to effect any or all of the purposes for which the corporation is formed;

(15) To make contributions to any corporation organized for civic, charitable, benevolent, scientific or educational purposes, or to any incorporated or unincorporated association, community chest or community fund, not operated or used for profit to its members but operated for the purposes of raising funds for and of distributing funds to other civic, charitable, benevolent, scientific or educational organizations or agencies;

(16) To renounce, in its articles of incorporation or by action of its board of directors, any interest or expectancy of the corporation in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, specified business opportunities or specified classes or categories of business opportunities that are presented to the corporation, or one or more of its officers, directors, employees, agents, or stockholders.