ARS Section 29-681 Management of Limited Liability Company

ARS Section 29-681 Management of Limited Liability Company 2017-02-25T05:50:28+00:00

A. Unless the articles of organization provide that management of the limited liability company is vested in one or more managers, management of the limited liability company is vested in the members, subject to any provision in an operating agreement restricting or enlarging the management rights or responsibilities of one or more members or classes of members.

B. If the articles of organization provide that management of the limited liability company is vested in one or more managers, management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers, subject to any provisions in an operating agreement restricting or enlarging the management rights or responsibilities of one or more managers or classes of managers or reserving specified management rights to the members or classes of members. A manager need not be a member of the limited liability company unless otherwise required by an operating agreement. A manager shall be designated or elected and may be removed or replaced in the manner provided in an operating agreement. A manager also holds the office and has the responsibilities that are accorded to him by the members and that are provided in an operating agreement. If an operating agreement does not provide a manner for designating or electing additional or replacement managers, on the withdrawal or resignation of a manager, management of the limited liability company continues to be vested in the remaining managers, or if there are no remaining managers, management is vested in one or more new managers to be designated or elected by a majority of the members.

C. Except as provided in an operating agreement, the affirmative vote, approval or consent of all members is required to:

1. Adopt, amend, amend and restate or revoke an operating agreement or authorize a transaction, agreement or action on behalf of the limited liability company that is unrelated to its purpose or business as stated in an operating agreement or that otherwise violates an operating agreement.

2. Issue an interest in the limited liability company to any person.

3. Approve a plan of merger or consolidation of the limited liability company with or into one or more business entities as defined in section 29-751.

4. Authorize an amendment to the articles of organization that changes the status of the limited liability company from or to one in which management is vested in a manager or managers to or from one in which management is reserved to the members.

D. Except as provided in an operating agreement, the affirmative vote, approval or consent of a majority of the members, or if management of the limited liability company is vested in one or more managers, the affirmative vote, approval or consent of the sole manager or a majority of the managers, is required to:

1. Resolve any difference concerning matters connected with the business of the limited liability company.

2. Authorize the distribution of limited liability company cash or property to the members.

3. Authorize the limited liability company to repurchase all or part of any member’s interest in the limited liability company from that member.

4. Authorize the filing of articles of termination concerning the limited liability company.

5. Subject to subsection C, paragraph 4 of this section, authorize an amendment to the articles of organization, except that an amendment that merely corrects a false or inaccurate statement in the articles of organization may be filed at any time by a manager if management of the limited liability company is vested in one or more managers or by a member if management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members.

E. For purposes of subsections B and D of this section, a majority consists of more than one-half of the members or managers, as the case may be, except that if an operating agreement provides for allocation of voting rights among different members or managers or classes of members or managers on any basis other than a per capita basis, a majority consists of one or more members or managers, as the case may be, who control more than one-half of the votes entitled to be cast with respect to general business decisions as provided in an operating agreement.

Caution:  The above language was taken from Arizona’s statutes on November 12, 2016.  Check the Arizona legislature’s website to determine if this statute changed after November 12, 2016.