Code of the District of Columbia

§ 29–706.04. Person’s power to dissociate as general partner; wrongful dissociation.

(a) A person may dissociate as a general partner at any time, rightfully or wrongfully, by express will pursuant to § 29-706.03(1).

(b) A person’s dissociation as a general partner shall be wrongful only if:

(1) It is in breach of an express provision of the partnership agreement; or

(2) It occurs before the completion of the winding up of the limited partnership and the person:

(A) Withdraws as a general partner by express will;

(B) Expelled as a general partner by judicial determination under § 29-706.03(5);

(C) Is dissociated as a general partner by becoming a debtor in bankruptcy; or

(D) In the case of a person that is not an individual, trust (other than a business trust), or estate, is expelled or otherwise dissociated as a general partner because it willfully dissolved or terminated.

(c) A person that wrongfully dissociates as a general partner shall be liable to the limited partnership and, subject to § 29-709.01, to the other partners for damages caused by the dissociation. The liability shall be in addition to any other obligation of the general partner to the limited partnership or to the other partners.


(July 2, 2011, D.C. Law 18-378, § 2, 58 DCR 1720; Mar. 5, 2013, D.C. Law 19-210, § 2(g)(7)(D), 59 DCR 13171.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 29-701.07.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-210 substituted “completion of the winding up” for “termination” in (b)(2).

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based on § 604 of the Uniform Limited Partnership Act (2001 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.