The Uniform Limited Partnership Act has been adopted by all jurisdictions within the
Under this Act, two or more persons desiring to form a limited partnership shall:
Sign a certificate, which shall state:
The name of the partnership.
The character of the business.
The location of the principal place of business.
The name and place of residence of each member, general and limited partners being
The term for which the partnership is to exists.
The amount of cash and a description of and the agreed value of the other property
contributed by each limited partner.
The additional contributions, if any, agreed to be made by each limited partner, and
the times at which or events on the happening of which they shall be made.
The time, if agreed upon, when the contribution to each limited partner is to be returned.
The share of the profits or the other compensation by way of income which each limited
partner shall receive by reason of his contribution.
The right, if given, of a limited partner to substitute an assignee as contributor
in his place, and the terms and conditions of the substitution.
The right, if given, of the partners to admit additional limited partners.
The right, if given, of one or more of the limited partners to priority over other
limited partners, as to contributions or as to compensation by way of income and the
nature of such priority.
The right, if given, of the remaining general partner of partner or partners to continue
the business on the death, retirement, or insanity of a general partner.
The right, if given, of a limited partner to demand and receive property other than
cash in return for his contribution.
File the certificate in the Department of State.
The Act further provides that:
A limited partnership is formed if there has been substantial compliance in good faith
with the above requirements.
A limited partnership may carry on any business which a partnership without limited
partners may carry on.
The contribution of limited partner may be cash or other property but not services.
The surname of a limited partner shall not appear in the partnership name unless:
it is also the surname of a general partner; or
prior to the time when the limited partner became such, the business had been carried
on under a name in which his surname appeared.
A limited partner whose name appears in a partnership name contrary to the provisions
in item 4, is liable as a general partner to partnership creditors who extended credit
to the partnership without actual knowledge that he is not a general partner. Refer
cases involving this provision to ARC, Programs Operations and Systems for further