N.Y. Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Section 907-A
Application for approval of the supreme court


(a)

Application for an order approving the plan of merger and authorizing the filing of the certificate may be made in the judicial district in which the principal office of the surviving or consolidated corporation is to be located, or in which the office of one of the domestic constituent corporations is located. The application shall be made by all the constituent corporations jointly and shall set forth by affidavit:

(1)

the plan of merger or consolidation, (2) the approval required by section 903 (Approval of plan) or paragraph (b) of section 906 (Merger or consolidation of domestic and foreign corporations) of this article for each constituent corporation, (3) the objects and purposes of each such corporation to be promoted by the merger or consolidation, (4) a statement of all property, and the manner in which it is held, and of all liabilities and of the amount and sources of the annual income of each such corporation, (5) whether any votes against adoption of the resolution approving the plan of merger or consolidation were cast at the meeting at which the resolution was adopted by each constituent corporation, and

(6)

facts showing that the consolidation is authorized by the laws of the jurisdictions under which each of the constituent corporations is incorporated.

(b)

Upon the filing of the application the court shall fix a time for hearing thereof and shall direct that notice thereof be given to such persons as may be interested, including the attorney general, any governmental body or officer and any other person or body whose consent or approval is required by section 909 (Consent to filing) of this article, in such form and manner as the court may prescribe. If no votes against adoption of the resolution approving the plan of merger or consolidation were cast at the meeting at which the resolution was adopted by any constituent corporation the court may dispense with notice to anyone except the attorney-general, any governmental body or officer and any other person or body whose consent or approval is required by section 909 (Consent to filing) of this article. Any person interested may appear and show cause why the application should not be granted.

(c)

If the court shall find that any of the assets of any of the constituent corporations are held for a charitable purpose or are legally required to be used for a particular purpose, but not upon a condition requiring return, transfer or conveyance by reason of the merger or consolidation, the court may, in its discretion, direct that such assets be transferred or conveyed to the surviving or consolidated corporation subject to such purpose or use, or that such assets be transferred or conveyed to the surviving or consolidated corporation or to one or more other domestic or foreign corporations or organizations engaged in substantially similar activities, upon an express trust the terms of which shall be approved by the court.

(d)

If the court shall find that the interests of non-consenting members are or may be substantially prejudiced by the proposed merger or consolidation, the court may disapprove the plan or may direct a modification thereof. In the event of a modification, if the court shall find that the interests of any members may be substantially prejudiced by the proposed merger or consolidation as modified, the court shall direct that the modified plan be submitted to vote of the members of the constituent corporations, or if the court shall find that there is not such substantial prejudice, it shall approve the agreement as so modified without further approval by the members. If the court, upon directing a modification of the plan of merger or consolidation, shall direct that a further approval be obtained from members of the constituent corporations or any of them, such further approval shall be obtained in the manner specified in section 903 (Approval of plan) or paragraph (b) of section 906 (Merger or consolidation of domestic and foreign corporations) of this article.

(e)

If it shall appear, to the satisfaction of the court, that the provisions of this section have been complied with, and that the interests of the constituent corporations and the public interest will not be adversely affected by the merger or consolidation, it shall approve the merger or consolidation upon such terms and conditions as it may prescribe.

(f)

A certified copy of such order shall be annexed to the certificate of merger or consolidation.

Source: Section 907-A — Application for approval of the supreme court, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/NPC/907-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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