35-12-515. Effect of partnership agreement -- nonwaivable provisions. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), the partnership agreement governs relations among the partners and between the partners and the partnership. To the extent the partnership agreement does not otherwise provide, this chapter governs relations among the partners and between the partners and the partnership.
(2) A partnership agreement may not:
(a) vary a limited partnership's power under 35-12-512 to sue, be sued, and defend in its own name;
(b) vary the law applicable to a limited partnership under 35-12-513;
(c) vary the requirements of 35-12-604;
(d) vary the information required under 35-12-508 or unreasonably restrict the right to information under 35-12-705 or 35-12-810, but the partnership agreement may impose reasonable restrictions on the availability and use of information obtained under those sections and may define appropriate remedies, including liquidated damages, for a breach of any reasonable restriction on use;
(e) eliminate the duty of loyalty under 35-12-811, but the partnership agreement may:
(i) identify specific types or categories of activities that do not violate the duty of loyalty if not manifestly unreasonable; and
(ii) specify the number or percentage of partners that may authorize or ratify, after full disclosure to all partners of all material facts, a specific act or transaction that would otherwise violate the duty of loyalty;
(f) unreasonably reduce the duty of care under 35-12-811(3);
(g) eliminate the obligation of good faith and fair dealing under 35-12-707(2) and 35-12-811(4), but the partnership agreement may prescribe the standards by which the performance of the obligation is to be measured if the standards are not manifestly unreasonable;
(h) vary the power of a person to dissociate as a general partner under 35-12-1019(1) except to require that the notice under 35-12-1018(1) be in a record;
(i) vary the power of a court to decree dissolution in the circumstances specified in 35-12-1202;
(j) vary the requirement to wind up the partnership's business as specified in 35-12-1205;
(k) unreasonably restrict the right to maintain an action;
(l) restrict the right of a partner under 35-12-1515(1) to approve a conversion or merger or the right of a general partner under 35-12-1515(2) to consent to an amendment to the certificate of limited partnership that deletes a statement that the limited partnership is a limited liability limited partnership; or
(m) restrict rights under this chapter of a person other than a partner or a transferee.
History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 216, L. 2011.