1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Limited Liability Company Law
  4. Article 12: Professional Service Limited Liability Companies


Section 1209 Disqualification of members, managers and employees

Limited Liability Company Law (LLC)

If any member, manager or employee of a professional service limited liability company who has been rendering professional service to the public becomes legally disqualified to practice his, her or its profession within this state, he, she or it shall sever all employment with and financial interests (other than interests as a creditor or vested rights under a bona fide retirement program) in such limited liability company forthwith or as otherwise provided in section twelve hundred ten of this article. All provisions of law regulating the rendering of professional services by a person elected or appointed to a public office shall be applicable to a member, manager or employee of such limited liability company in the same manner and to the same extent as if fully set forth herein. Such legal disqualification to practice such profession within this state shall be deemed to constitute an irrevocable offer by the disqualified member to sell his, her or its membership interest to the professional service limited liability company, pursuant to the provisions of section twelve hundred ten of this article or of the articles of organization or operating agreement, whichever is applicable. Compliance with the terms of such offer shall be specifically enforceable in the courts of this state. A professional service limited liability company's failure to enforce compliance with this provision shall constitute a ground for its dissolution.