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Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 11-02

§ 11.02. Conversion authorized

(a) By complying with sections 11.03 through 11.06 of this title, a domestic corporation may become a domestic organization that is a different type of organization.

(b) By complying with sections 11.03 through 11.06 of this title, a domestic organization may become a domestic corporation.

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 11-02

  • Conversion: means a transaction authorized by sections 11. See
  • 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.
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, company, association, or copartnership shall mean organized under the laws of this State; "foreign" when so applied, shall mean organized under the laws of another state, government, or country. See
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to the provisions of this title. See
  • Domestic organization: means an organization whose internal affairs are governed by the law of this State. See
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit incorporated under a law other than the law of this State. See
  • 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.
  • Merger: means a merger authorized by sections 11. See
  • Organization:

  • Protected agreement: means :

(c) By complying with sections 11.03 through 11.06 of this title applicable to foreign organizations, a foreign organization that is not a foreign corporation may become a domestic corporation if the conversion is authorized by the law of the foreign organization’s jurisdiction of formation.

(d) If a protected agreement contains a provision that applies to a merger of a domestic corporation but does not refer to a conversion, the provision applies to a conversion of the corporation as if the conversion were a merger until the provision is amended after July 1, 2017. (Added 1993, No. 85, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1994; amended 2015, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § E.1, eff. July 1, 2017.)

Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 11-02

§ 11.02. Limitations on mergers by public benefit corporations

(a) Without the prior approval of the Superior Court of Washington County in a proceeding of which the Attorney General has been given written notice, a public benefit corporation may merge only with:

(1) another public benefit corporation;

(2) a foreign corporation which would qualify under this title as a public benefit corporation;

(3) a wholly owned foreign or domestic business corporation, provided the public benefit corporation is the surviving corporation and continues to be a public benefit corporation after the merger; or

(4) a business corporation, provided that:

(A) on or prior to the effective date of the merger, assets with a value equal to the greater of the fair market value of the net tangible and intangible assets (including goodwill) of the public benefit corporation or the fair market value of the public benefit corporation if it were to be operated as a business concern are transferred or conveyed to one or more persons who would have received its assets under subdivisions 14.05(a)(5) and (6) of this title had it dissolved;

(B) it shall return, transfer, or convey any assets held by it upon condition requiring return, transfer, or conveyance, which condition occurs by reason of the merger, in accordance with such condition; and

(C) the merger is approved by a majority of directors of the public benefit corporation who are not and will not become shareholders in or officers, employees, agents, or consultants of the business corporation.

(b) At least 20 days before consummation of any merger of a public benefit corporation, notice, including a copy of the proposed plan of merger, must be delivered to the Attorney General.

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 11-02

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Corporation: means public benefit and mutual benefit corporation. See
  • Directors: means individuals, designated in the articles or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and their successors and individuals elected or appointed by any other name or title to act as members of the board. See
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, company, association, or copartnership shall mean organized under the laws of this State; "foreign" when so applied, shall mean organized under the laws of another state, government, or country. See
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation organized under a law other than the law of this State which would be a nonprofit corporation if formed under the laws of this State. See
  • Member: means (without regard to what a person is called in the articles or bylaws) any person or persons who on more than one occasion, pursuant to a provision of a corporation's articles or bylaws, have the right to vote for the election of a director or directors. See
  • Membership: refers to the rights and obligations a member or members have pursuant to a corporation's articles, bylaws, and this title. See
  • Proceeding: includes civil suit and criminal, administrative, and investigatory action. See
  • Public benefit corporation: means a domestic corporation which is required to be a public benefit corporation pursuant to section 17. See

(c) Without the prior written consent of the Attorney General or of the Superior Court of Washington County in a proceeding in which the Attorney General has been given notice, when a public benefit corporation merges each member of a public benefit corporation may only receive or keep a membership or memberships in the surviving public benefit corporation, if any. (Added 1995, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.)