Section 10A-5A-8.01

Special rules for limited liability companies performing professional services.

(a) A limited liability company shall have the power to render professional services if it complies with the rules of the licensing authority for such profession.

(b) Every individual who renders professional services as a member or as an employee of a limited liability company shall be liable for any negligent or wrongful act or omission in which the individual personally participates to the same extent the individual would be liable if the individual rendered the services as a sole practitioner.

(c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), the personal liability of a member of any limited liability company engaged in providing professional services shall be governed by Section 10A-5A-3.01.

(d) The personal liability of a member, manager, or employee of a foreign limited liability company engaged in providing professional services shall be determined under the law of the jurisdiction in which the foreign limited liability company is organized.

(e) Nothing in this article shall restrict or limit in any manner the authority or duty of a licensing authority with respect to individuals rendering a professional service within the jurisdiction of the licensing authority. Nothing in this article shall restrict or limit any law, rule, or regulation pertaining to standards of professional conduct.

(f) Nothing in this article shall limit the authority of a licensing authority to impose requirements in addition to those stated in this chapter on any limited liability company or foreign limited liability company rendering professional services within the jurisdiction of the licensing authority.

(g) A member's transferrable interest in a limited liability company organized to render professional services may be voluntarily transferred only to a qualified person.

(Act 2014-144, p. 265, §1.)