Plumbing and Other Transitional Issues

9 Pages Posted: 7 May 2007


This article considers "plumbing," the mundane and often overlooked issues in business organization statutes dealing with such subjects as filing, registered agent, foreign organizations and organizational name, and the implications of plumbing in attempting to "rationalize" business organization statutes. With the growing number of distinct forms of legal entity, a movement is underway to coordinate similar statutory provisions in different entity statutes to eliminate unintended distinctions. The article argues that plumbing provisions are the appropriate place to start in attempting to coordinate statutes because plumbing provisions are important to the operation of businesses and it may be easier to distinguish intentional differences among statutes from inadvertent differences in plumbing provisions than in their more substantive counterparts.

Suggested Citation

Keatinge, Robert R., Plumbing and Other Transitional Issues. Business Lawyer, Vol. 58, p. 1051, 2003, Available at SSRN:

Robert R. Keatinge (Contact Author)

Holland & Hart ( email )

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