Certificate Of Merger For Nonprofit Corporations Form. This is a Texas form and can be use in Corporation Secretary Of State.
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Form 624--General Information (Certificate of Merger for Nonprofit Corporations) The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant code provisions. This form and the information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and tax specialist. Commentary This certificate of merger is to be used to effect a merger, as defined by section 1.002(55)(B) of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC), of nonprofit corporations. The certificate of merger is required to be filed with the secretary of state if any domestic entity that is a party to the merger is a filing entity, or if any domestic entity to be created under the plan of merger is a filing entity. A domestic filing entity may effect a merger by complying with the applicable provisions of chapter 10 of the BOC, as well as the title and chapter applicable to the domestic entity. To effect the merger, the domestic entity must set forth a plan of merger that is approved in the manner prescribed by the BOC. A domestic entity may not merge if a member of that entity that is a party to the merger will, as a result of the merger, become subject to owner liability, without that member's consent, for liability or other obligation of any other person. Limitations on Mergers Involving Nonprofit Corporations: Section 10.010 limits the authority of a nonprofit corporation to merge. The limitations are as follows: A domestic nonprofit corporation may not merge into another entity if the domestic nonprofit corporation would, because of the merger, lose or impair its charitable status. One or more domestic or foreign for-profit entities or non-code organizations may merge into one or more domestic nonprofit corporations that continue as the surviving entity or entities. A domestic nonprofit corporation may not merge with a foreign for-profit entity if the domestic nonprofit corporation does not continue as the surviving entity. One or more domestic nonprofit corporations and non-code organizations may merge into one or more foreign nonprofit entities that continue as the surviving entity or entities. This form should be used when all of the entities that are parties to the merger or are to be created by the merger are nonprofit corporations. Please consult an attorney for assistance with a merger involving for-profit entities and non-code organizations other than foreign nonprofit corporations. Formation Documents of New Domestic Nonprofit Corporation: If a Texas nonprofit corporation is being created pursuant to the plan of merger, the certificate of formation of the nonprofit corporation must be filed with the certificate of merger. Pursuant to section 3.005 of the BOC, the certificate of formation of a domestic nonprofit corporation that is to be created by the plan of merger must contain the statement that the domestic nonprofit corporation is being formed under a plan of merger. The formation and existence of a domestic nonprofit corporation created pursuant to a plan of merger takes effect and commences on the effectiveness of the merger (BOC § 3.006). Instructions for Form Parties to the Merger: The certificate of merger must state the name, organizational form, and jurisdiction of formation for each party to the merger. If the name of a merging nonprofit corporation is to be changed pursuant to the plan of merger, state the current name, indicate that the name is to be changed, and state the name as amended. It is recommended that the file number Instruction Page 1 - Do not submit with filing. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Form 624 assigned by the secretary of state to each domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation that is a party to the merger be provided to facilitate processing of the document. It is required that you indicate whether a party to the merger is to survive the merger. Plan of Merger: Unless the parties to the merger opt to complete the Alternative Statements section of this form, a plan of merger conforming to the requirements of section 10.002 of the BOC must be attached to the certificate of merger. If more than one organization is to survive the merger, the plan of merger also must include the information required under section 10.003 of the BOC. Alternative Statements in Lieu of Plan: As an alternative to attaching the complete plan of merger, the parties to the merger may opt to certify and complete the statements contained in the Alternative Statements section of the form (items 1-4). Items 3A-3D--Amendments: A plan of merger may include amendments to, restatements of, or amended and restatements of the certificate of formation of any surviving organization. If a filing entity is to survive the merger, the alternative statements must include a statement that: (A) no amendments or changes to the certificate of formation of any filing entity are to be effected by the merger; (B) no amendments or changes to the certificate of formation of a filing entity are being effected by the merger or by the restated certificate of formation attached to the certificate of merger; (C) the plan of merger amended and restated the certificate of formation of a surviving filing entity as set forth in the attached restated certificate of formation containing amendments; or (D) identifies the amendments to be effected to the certificate of formation of a surviving filing entity. Option 3A is the default selection unless the plan of merger amends, restates, or amends and restates the certificate of formation of a surviving filing entity. If option B is selected, attach the restated certificate of formation without further amendments of the filing entity as an exhibit to the certificate of merger. If C is selected, attach the restated certificate of formation containing further amendments to the certificate of merger. If D is selected, state the amendments or changes in the text area provided on the form. If the space provided is insufficient, the amendments may be provided as an exhibit to the certificate of merger. Item 4: Nonprofit Corporations Created by Merger: Section 10.151(b) of the BOC requires the identification of each domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation that is to be created by the plan of merger. The identification must include: the legal name of the nonprofit corporation, which must include an appropriate organizational designation (if applicable); the name of the jurisdiction in which each new nonprofit corporation is