This Limited Partnership Agreement creates a limited partnership, and describes the
rights and responsibilities of the general partners and the limited partners. In limited
partnerships, the general partners actively manage the affairs of the business, share the
profits in predefined proportions, and are jointly and severally liable for the partnership's
debts. The limited partners are passive investors and have no role in management.
This document contains numerous standard provisions that are commonly found in
limited partnership agreement and may be customized to fit the specific needs of the
individuals. It can be used by individuals who wish to create a limited partnership, or
who wish to modify an existing limited partnership.
General Form of Limited Partnership Agreement
Agreement of Limited Partnership (“Agreement”) is made on (date), between General
Partner Alpha, of (street address, city, county, state, zip code), referred to herein as General
Partner, and Limited Partner Beta, of (street address, city, county, state, zip code), and Limited
Partner Gamma, of (street address, city, county, state, zip code), said Limited Partner Beta, and
Limited Partner Gamma being jointly referred to herein as Limited Partners.
Whereas, General Partner and Limited Partners desire to participate in the business of
(briefly describe business); and
Whereas, General Partner desires to manage and operate the business; and
Whereas, Limited Partners desire to invest in the business and limit their liabilities.
Now, therefore, for and in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in this
Agreement, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is
hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
1. General Provisions
The Limited Partnership is organized pursuant to the provisions of (cite state statutory
provision) of (state), and the rights and liabilities of the General Partner and Limited Partners
shall be as provided in that statute, except as otherwise stated in this Agreement.
2. Name of Partnership
The name of the partnership shall be (Name of Limited Partnership), hereinafter referred
to as the Partnership.
3. Business of Partnership
The purpose of the Partnership is to:
A. Engage in the business of (briefly describe business); and
B. To carry on any and all activities related to the foregoing.
4. Principal Place of Business
The principal place of business of the Partnership shall be at of (street address, city,
county, state, zip code). The Partnership shall also have other places of business as from time to
time shall be determined by General Partner.
5. Capital Contribution of General Partner
General Partner shall contribute ___________ ($____) Dollars to the original capital of
the Partnership. The contribution of General Partner shall be made on or before (date). If
General Partner does not make his entire contribution to the capital of the Partnership on or
before that date, this Agreement shall be void. Any contributions to the capital of the Partnership
made at that time shall be returned to the Partners who have made the contributions.
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6. Capital Contribution of Limited Partners
The capital contributions of Limited Partners shall be as follows:
Limited Partner Beta $____________________
Limited Partner Gamma $____________________
Receipt of the capital contribution from each Limited Partner as specified above is
hereby acknowledged by the Partnership. No Limited Partner has agreed to contribute any
additional cash or property as capital for use of the Partnership.
7. Duties and Rights of Partners
A. General Partner shall diligently and exclusively apply himself in and about the
business of the Partnership to the utmost of his skill and on a full-time basis.
B. General Partner shall not engage directly or indirectly in any business similar to
the business of the Partnership at any time during the term of this Agreement without
obtaining the written approval of all other Partners.
C. General Partner shall be entitled to ____days vacation and ____days sick leave in
each calendar year, commencing with the _____calendar year. If General Partner uses
sick leave or vacation days in a calendar year in excess of the number specified above,
the effect on his capital interest and share of the profits and losses of the Partnership for
that year shall be determined by a majority vote of Limited Partners.
D. No Limited Partner shall have any right to be active in the conduct of the
Partnership's business, nor have power to bind the Partnership in any contract,
agreement, promise, or undertaking.
8. Salary of General Partner
General Partner shall be entitled to a monthly salary of _________ ($____) Dollars for
the services rendered by General Partner. The salary shall commence on (date), and be payable
on the ____ ( ) day of each subsequent month. The salary shall be treated as an expense of the
operation of the Partnership business and shall be payable whether or not the Partnership shall
operate at a profit.
9. Limitations on Distribution of Profits
A. General Partner shall have the right, except as provided below, to determine
whether from time to time Partnership profits shall be distributed in cash or shall be left
in the business, in which event the capital account of all Partners shall be increased.
B. In no event shall any profits be payable for a period of ____ ( ) months until
__________ (____ %) percent of those profits have been deducted to accumulate a
reserve fund of ____________ ($_____) Dollars over and above the normal monthly
requirements of working capital. This accumulation is to enable the Partnership to
maintain a sound financial operation.
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10. Profits and Losses for Limited Partners
A. Limited Partners shall be entitled to receive a share of the annual net profits
equivalent to their share in the capitalization of the Partnership. Limited Partners shall
each bear a share of the losses of the Partnership equal to the share of profits to which
each Limited Partner is entitled. The share of losses of each Limited Partner shall be
charged against the Limited Partner's capital contribution.
B. Limited Partners shall at no time become liable for any obligations or losses of
the Partnership beyond the amounts of their respective capital contributions.
11. Profits and Losses for General Partner
After provisions have been made for the shares of profits of Limited Partners, all
remaining profits of the Partnership shall be paid to General Partner. After giving effect to the
share of losses chargeable against the capital contributions of Limited Partners, the remaining
Partnership losses shall be borne by General Partner.
12. Books of Account
There shall be maintained during the continuance of this Partnership an accurate set of
books of account of all transactions, assets, and liabilities of the Partnership. The books shall be
balanced and closed at the end of each year, and at any other time on reasonable request of the
General Partner. The books are to be kept at the principal place of business of the Partnership
and are to be open for inspection by any Partner at all reasonable times. The profits and losses of
the Partnership and its books of account shall be maintained on a fiscal year basis, terminating
annually on (month and day) unless otherwise determined by General Partner.
13. Substitutions, Assignments, and Admission of Additional Partners
A. General Partner shall not substitute a Partner in his place, or sell or assign all or
any part of General Partner's interest in the Partnership business without the written
consent of Limited Partners.
B. Additional limited partners may be admitted to this Partnership on terms that may
be agreed on in writing between General Partner and the new limited partners. The terms
so stipulated shall constitute an amendment to this Partnership Agreement.
C. No Limited Partner may substitute an Assignee as a Limited Partner in his place;
but the person or persons entitled by rule or by intestate laws, as the case may be, shall
succeed to all the rights of Limited Partner as a substituted Limited Partner.
14. Termination of Interest of Limited Partner; Return of Capital Contribution
A. The interest of any Limited Partner may be terminated by:
1. Dissolution of the Partnership for any reason provided in this Agreement;
2. The Agreement of all Partners; or
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3. The consent of the personal representative of a deceased Limited Partner
and the Partnership.
B. On the termination of the interest of a Limited Partner there shall be payable to
that Limited Partner, or the Limited Partner's estate, as the case may be, a sum to be
determined by all Partners, which sum shall not be less than times the capital account of
the Limited Partner as shown on the books at the time of the termination, including
profits or losses from the last closing of the books of the Partnership to the date of the
termination, when the interest in profits and losses terminated. The amount payable shall
be an obligation payable only out of Partnership assets, and at the option of the
Partnership, may be paid within ____ ( ) years after the termination of the interest,
provided that interest at the rate of _________ (____%) percent shall be paid on the
15. Borrowing By Partner
In case of necessity as determined by a majority vote of all Partners, a Partner may
borrow up to _____________ ($____) Dollars from the Partnership. Any such loan shall be
repayable at (describe terms of repayment), together with interest at the rate of _________
(____%) percent per year.
16. Term of Partnership and Dissolution
The Partnership term commences on (date), and shall end on (1) the dissolution of the
Partnership by operation of law; (2) the dissolution of the Partnership at any time designated by
General Partner; or (3) the dissolution of the Partnership at the close of the month following the
qualification and appointment of the personal representative of deceased General Partner.
17. Payment for Interest of Deceased General Partner
In the event of the death of General Partner there shall be paid out of the Partnership's
assets to decedent's personal representative for decedent's interest in the Partnership a sum equal
to the capital account of decedent as shown on the books at the time of the decedent's death,
adjusted to reflect profits or losses from the last closing of the books of the Partnership to the
day of the decedent's death.
This Agreement, except with respect to vested rights of Partners, may be amended at any
time by a majority vote as measured by the interest and the sharing of profits and losses.
19. Binding Effect of Agreement
This Agreement shall be binding on the parties to the Agreement and their respective
heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns.
The parties have executed this Agreement on the day and year first above written.
General Partner Alpha
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Limited Partner Beta
Limited Partner Gamma
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