2004 Florida Statutes
Liability of person erroneously believing herself or himself to be a limited partner.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person who makes a contribution to a business enterprise and erroneously but in good faith believes that she or he has become a limited partner in the enterprise is not a general partner in the enterprise and is not bound by its obligations by reason of making the contribution, receiving distributions from the enterprise, or exercising any rights of a limited partner if, within a reasonable time after ascertaining the mistake, the person:
(a) Causes an appropriate certificate of limited partnership or a certificate of amendment to be executed and filed; or
(b) Withdraws from future equity participation in the enterprise by executing and filing with the Department of State a certificate declaring withdrawal under this section.
(2) A person who makes a contribution of the kind described in subsection (1) is liable as a general partner to any third party who transacts business with the enterprise before the person withdraws and an appropriate certificate is filed to show withdrawal or before an appropriate certificate is filed to show that the person is not a general partner, but in either case only if the third party actually believed in good faith that the person was a general partner at the time of the transaction.
History.--s. 26, ch. 86-263; s. 123, ch. 97-102.