(a) A nonprofit association is a legal entity separate from its members for the purposes of acquiring, holding, encumbering, and transferring real and personal property.
Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 59B-5
- Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- personal property: shall include moneys, goods, chattels, choses in action and evidences of debt, including all things capable of ownership, not descendable to heirs at law. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
- property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
(b) A nonprofit association, in its name, may acquire, hold, encumber, or transfer an estate or interest in real or personal property.
(c) A nonprofit association may be a beneficiary of a trust or contract or a devisee.
(d) Any judgments and executions against a nonprofit association bind its real and personal property in like manner as if it were incorporated. ?(2006-226, s. 1; 2011-284, s. 59.)