351.572. 1. A foreign corporation may not transact business in this state until it obtains a certificate of authority from the secretary of state.
2. The following activities, among others, do not constitute transacting business within the meaning of subsection 1 of this section:
(1) Maintaining, defending, or settling any proceeding;
(2) Holding meetings of the board of directors or shareholders or carrying on other activities concerning internal corporate affairs;
(3) Maintaining bank accounts;
(4) Maintaining offices or agencies for the transfer, exchange, and registration of the corporation's own securities or maintaining trustees or depositories with respect to those securities;
(5) Creating or acquiring indebtedness, mortgages, and security interests in real or personal property;
(6) Securing or collecting debts or enforcing mortgages and security interests in property securing the debts;
(7) Conducting an isolated transaction that is completed within thirty days and that is not one in the course of repeated transactions of a like nature;
(8) Transacting business in interstate commerce.
3. The list of activities in subsection 2 of this section is not exhaustive.
(L. 1990 H.B. 1432)
Foreign registered limited liability partnership not deemed to be transacting business in this state under corporate laws, 347.163
Missouri General Assembly