Code of the District of Columbia

§ 29–1208.03. Winding up.

(a) A dissolved statutory trust shall wind up its activities and the trust and each series thereof shall continue after dissolution only for the purpose of its winding up.

(b) In winding up its activities, a statutory trust shall:

(1) Discharge the trust’s debts, obligations, and other liabilities, settle and close the trust’s activities, and marshal and distribute the property of the trust; and

(2) Distribute any surplus property after complying with paragraph (1) of this subsection to the beneficial owners in proportion to their beneficial interests.

(c) In winding up its activities, a statutory trust may:

(1) Preserve the trust’s activities and property as a going concern for a reasonable time;

(2) Institute, maintain, and defend actions and proceedings, whether civil, criminal, or administrative;

(3) Transfer the trust’s property;

(4) Settle disputes; and

(5) Perform other acts necessary or appropriate to its winding up.

(d) Trustees of a dissolved statutory trust that has disposed of claims under § 29-1208.04 or § 29-1208.05 shall not be liable for breach of duty with respect to claims against the trust that are barred or satisfied under § 29-1208.04 or § 29-1208.05.

(e) The dissolution of a statutory trust shall not terminate the authority of its registered agent.

(f) On application of any person that shows good cause, the Superior Court may appoint a person to be a receiver for a dissolved statutory trust with the power to undertake any action that might have been done by the trust during its winding up if the action is necessary for final settlement of the trust.


(July 2, 2011, D.C. Law 18-378, § 2, 58 DCR 1720; Mar. 5, 2013, D.C. Law 19-210, § 2(l)(8)(B), 59 DCR 13171.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 29-1204.04, § 29-1206.04, and § 29-1206.15.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-210 substituted “subsection” for “section” in (b)(2).

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based on § 803 of the Uniform Statutory Trust Entity Act.

Application of Law 19-210: Section 7 of D.C. Law 19-210 provided that the act shall apply as of January 1, 2012.