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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 14.21: Procedure for and effect of administrative dissolution


(a) If the secretary of state determines that one or more grounds exist under section 14.20 for dissolving a corporation, he shall notify the corporation's registered agent of his determination. The notice shall be in writing and mailed postage prepaid to the corporation's registered office, or if the registered agent consents, sent by electronic mail to an electronic mail address furnished by the agent for the purpose.

(b) If the corporation does not correct each ground for dissolution or demonstrate to the reasonable satisfaction of the secretary of state that each ground determined by the secretary of state does not exist within 90 days after notice is given, the secretary of state shall administratively dissolve the corporation.

(c) A corporation administratively dissolved continues its corporate existence but may not carry on any business except that necessary to wind up and liquidate its business and affairs under section 14.05 and notify claimants under sections 14.06, 14.07 and 14.08.

(d) The administrative dissolution of a corporation does not terminate the authority of its registered agent.