Friday, May 27, 2011

Florida Legislature Updates Limited Liability Company (LLC) Statute in the Wake of Last Year's Olmstead Decision of the Florida Supreme Court

Asset protection attorney Jonathan Alper, Esq. has posted an article on the Florida Asset Protection Blog reporting that the Florida Legislature has amended the LLC Statute to limit the reach of the holding of the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. Federal Trade Commission, 44 So. 3d 76 (Fla. 2010), which we previously blogged about here.

The holding expanded the remedies available to creditors of the members of an LLC to include the forced sale of the member's interest. The new legislation limits application of the Olmstead remedy to single member LLCs only. It provides that the charging lien is the only remedy available to creditors of a member of a multi-member LLC.

The new legislation can be viewed here. Prior articles discussing Olmstead can be read here, here, and here.

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