2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 14 - CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ASSOCIATIONS
CHAPTER 2 - BUSINESS CORPORATIONS
ARTICLE 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART 1 - SHORT TITLE AND RESERVATION OF POWER
§ 14-2-104 - Effect of order for bankruptcy relief upon powers and duties of corporation
. Effect of order for bankruptcy relief upon powers and duties of corporation
(a) Any corporation, an order for relief with respect to which has been entered pursuant to the federal Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Section 101, et seq.), may put into effect and carry out any decrees and orders of the court or judge in such bankruptcy proceeding and may take any corporate action provided or directed by such decrees and orders, without further action by its directors or shareholders. Such power and authority may be exercised, and such corporate action may be taken, as may be directed by such decrees and orders, by the trustee or trustees of such corporation appointed or elected in the bankruptcy proceeding, or a majority thereof, or, if none be appointed or elected and acting, by designated officers of the corporation, or by a representative appointed by the court or judge, with like effect as if exercised and taken by unanimous action of the directors and shareholders of the corporation.
(b) Such corporation may, in the manner provided in subsection (a) of this Code section, but without limiting the generality or effect of the foregoing, alter, amend, or repeal its bylaws; constitute or reconstitute and classify or reclassify its board of directors, and name, constitute, or appoint directors and officers in place of or in addition to all or some of the directors or officers then in office; amend its articles of incorporation, and make any change in its shares, or any other amendment, change, or alteration, or provision, authorized by this chapter; be dissolved, transfer all or part of its assets, merge or effect any share exchange in connection with any action taken under this Code section; change the location of its registered office, change its registered agent, and remove or appoint any agent to receive service of process; authorize and fix the terms, manner, and conditions of, the issuance of bonds, debentures, or other obligations, regardless of whether convertible into shares of any class or series, or bearing warrants or other evidences of optional rights to purchase or subscribe for shares of any class or series; or lease its property and franchises to any corporation, if permitted by law. No shareholder shall have the right to dissent under Article 13 of this chapter with respect to such shareholder's shares in connection with any action taken under this Code section.
(c) Articles or a certificate of any amendment, correction, merger, share exchange, or dissolution, made by such corporation pursuant to this Code section, shall be filed with the Secretary of State in accordance with Code Section 14-2-120
, and, subject to Code Section 14-2-123
and subsection (c) of Code Section 14-2-124
, shall thereupon become effective in accordance with its terms and the provisions thereof. Such articles, certificate, or other instrument shall be made, executed, and acknowledged, as may be directed by such decrees and orders, by the trustee or trustees appointed or elected in the bankruptcy proceeding, or a majority thereof, or, if none be appointed or elected and acting, by the officers of the corporation, or by a representative appointed by the court or judge, and shall certify that provision for the making of such articles, certificate, or instrument is contained in a decree or order of a court or judge having jurisdiction of a proceeding under the federal Bankruptcy Code.
(d) This Code section shall cease to apply to such corporation upon the entry of a final decree in the bankruptcy proceeding closing the case and discharging the trustee or trustees, if any; provided, however, that the closing of a case and discharge of trustee or trustees, if any, will not affect the validity of any act previously performed pursuant to subsection (a), (b), or (c) of this Code section.
(e) On filing any articles, certificate, report, or other paper made or executed pursuant to this Code section, there shall be paid to the Secretary of State for the use of the state the same fees as are payable by corporations not in bankruptcy upon the filing of like articles, certificates, agreements, reports, or other papers.
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