The Corporation Section of the Division of Corporate & Consumer Services at the Department of Financial Institutions is the filing office for the organizational instruments to create corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies, as well as documents to amend those charters in some respect or other. The unit also licenses foreign (out-of-state) organizations desiring to transact business in Wisconsin.
Update on Revised Uniform Partnership Act
2015 Wisconsin Act 295, which repeals and recreates the Wisconsin Uniform Partnership Act (Chapter 178, Stats.), took effect July 1, 2016. Act 295 adopts, with modifications, the Revised Uniform Partnership Act, as amended by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 2013. The Act governs the creation and operation of partnerships, including limited liability partnerships.
A partnership formed on or after January 1, 2018, will be governed by Chapter 178, as recreated by the Act. A partnership formed prior to January 1, 2018, also will be governed by the recreated Chapter 178, beginning on January 1, 2018, unless the partnership elects to be governed by the recreated Chapter 178, prior to the date. However, a partnership formed prior to January 1, 2018, may choose to continue to be governed by prior law rather than by the recreated Chapter 178.
More information about Act 295 can be found by clicking here.
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