35-5-201. Creating instrument -- filing -- consent of foreign business trust to laws and service of process. (1) Any business trust seeking to transact business in this state shall file with the secretary of state:
(a) an executed copy of its articles, declarations of trust, or trust agreement by which the trust was created and all amendments or a true copy certified by a trustee of the trust before an official authorized to administer oaths or by a public official of another state, territory, tribe, or country in whose office an executed copy is on file. The true copy must be verified within 60 days before it is filed with the secretary of state.
(b) a verified list of the names, residences, and post-office addresses of its trustees;
(c) an affidavit setting forth its assumed business name, if any.
(2) A foreign business trust shall file a verified application in the office of the secretary of state as provided in the case of foreign corporations under 35-1-1028 and shall file a copy of its articles, declaration of trust, or trust agreement by which it was created, certified by the secretary of state, in the office of the county clerk of the county where its principal office or place of business in this state will be located. The foreign business trust shall also file, at the same time and in the same office, a certificate certifying that it has consented to all the license laws and other laws of the state of Montana relative to foreign corporations and has consented to be sued in the courts of this state, upon all causes of action arising against it in this state and that service of process may be made upon some person, a citizen of this state whose principal place of business is designated in the certificate. Service of process, when made upon the agent, is valid service on the business trust.
History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 277, L. 1967; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 62, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 15-2504(1), (2); amd. Sec. 194, Ch. 368, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 280, L. 2015.