Bill Summary for S 38 (2021-2022)

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Feb 1 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021-2022 Session
Senate Bill 38 (Public) Filed Monday, February 1, 2021
AN ACT TO ALLOW A NONATTORNEY SOLE OWNER OF AN S CORPORATION TO LEGALLY REPRESENT AND APPEAR IN COURT ON BEHALF OF THE S CORPORATION IN CERTAIN CIVIL ACTIONS.
Intro. by Perry, Lazzara, Johnson.

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Amends GS 84-5, which prohibits the practice of law by a corporation. Modifies the statute to allow S corporations to be represented by and appear in State courts using a nonattorney representative who is the sole business owner of the entity, so long as the owner files an affidavit providing for his or her sole ownership. Applicable only to civil actions for $25,000 or less, as determined under specified state law.

Amends GS 84-2.1 to exclude this type of representation or appearance as the sole owner of an S corporation from the practice of law. Makes conforming changes to GS 84-4. 

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