Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 180.1405
- 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.
- Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Officers: when applied to corporations include directors and trustees. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Property: includes real and personal property. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
(1) A dissolved corporation continues its corporate existence but may not carry on any business except that which is appropriate to wind up and liquidate its business and affairs including the following:
(a) Collecting its assets.
(b) Disposing of its properties that will not be distributed in kind to its shareholders.
(c) Discharging or making provision for discharging its liabilities.
(d) Distributing its remaining property among its shareholders according to their interests.
(e) Doing every other act necessary to wind up and liquidate its business and affairs.
(2) Dissolution of a corporation does not do any of the following:
(a) Transfer title to the corporation’s property.
(b) Prevent transfer of its shares or securities, although the authorization to dissolve may provide for closing the corporation’s share transfer records.
(c) Subject its directors or officers to standards of conduct different from those prescribed in this chapter.
(d) Change any of the following:
1. Quorum or voting requirements for its board of directors or shareholders.
2. Provisions for selection, resignation or removal of its directors or officers or both.
3. Provisions for amending its articles of incorporation or bylaws.
(e) Prevent commencement of a civil, criminal, administrative or investigatory proceeding by or against the corporation in its corporate name.
(f) Abate or suspend a civil, criminal, administrative or investigatory proceeding pending by or against the corporation on the effective date of dissolution.
(g) Terminate the authority of the registered agent of the corporation.
(3) Except as provided in s. 180.1421 (4) and unless a dissolved corporation registers its corporate name under s. 180.0403 (2), the dissolved corporation retains the exclusive use of its corporate name for 120 days after the effective date of its articles of dissolution or for a shorter period if specified in its articles of dissolution under s. 180.1403 (1) (d).