Section 10A-2-15.41

Authority of foreign corporation to act as fiduciary.

(a) Any foreign corporation may act in this state as trustee, personal representative, executor, administrator of any kind, guardian, conservator, or in any other like or similar fiduciary capacity, whether the appointment is by law, will, deed, inter vivos trust, mortgage, deed of trust, court order or otherwise, without the necessity of complying with any law of this state relating to the qualification of foreign corporations to do business in this state or the licensing of foreign corporations to do business in this state and notwithstanding any prohibition, limitation, or restriction contained in any law of this state subject to the following conditions:

(1) The foreign corporation is authorized to act in a fiduciary capacity, or capacities, in the state in which it is incorporated or, if the foreign corporation is a national banking association or other corporation organized under the laws of the United States, in the state in which it has its principal place of business.

(2) Any bank or other corporation organized under the laws of this state or a national banking association or other corporation organized under the laws of the United States having its principal place of business in this state which is authorized to act in a fiduciary capacity in this state is authorized to act in a like fiduciary capacity in the other state without the necessity of complying with any law of the other state relating to the qualification of a foreign corporation to do business in the other state.

(b) Nothing contained in this division shall be construed to prohibit or make unlawful any activity in this state by a bank or other corporation which is not incorporated under the laws of this state, or, if a national bank or other corporation organized under the laws of the United States, which does not have its principal place of business in this state which would be lawful in the absence of this division.

(Acts 1994, No. 94-245, p. 343, §1; §10-2B-15.41; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §159.)