Partnership Escrow Agreement
How To Use
This review list is provided to inform you about this document in question and assist you in its preparation. This Escrow Agreement is fairly standard with partnerships. It protects the interests of the early Limited Partners by not allowing the partnership to go forward unless a certain minimum amount of capital is raised. Limiteds should be on the lookout for these kinds of agreements because they demonstrate a prudence on the part of the General Partner.
- Make multiple copies. Keep one in your home safe. Give one to each related party (e.g., Limited as they sign up).
Escrow Agreement Prior to Final Setup of Partnership
The undersigned consisting of all of the general and limited partners of ______________________________, a limited partnership agree:
That on _________________ a declaration of limited partnership was executed by: ____________________________________________________________________
The initial capital contributions set forth in the agreement herein shall be held by _______________________________, as ESCROW AGENT, in an interest bearing trust account. All limited or general partners shall pay over their agreed capital contributions to the ESCROW AGENT, who shall provide a receipt for all funds received to the payee thereof.
As each capital contribution is received, the _______________________________ limited partnership shall deliver to ESCROW AGENT Limited Partnership certificates representing the interests paid for. These certificates shall be retained by ESCROW AGENT, in trust, pending reaching the “Break Escrow amount (defined below).”
ESCROW AGENT shall hold all funds strictly in trust, and shall only disburse the same to ___________________ upon the receipt of a minimum amount of $___________ (_________________________________________________________ & ______/100 dollars) (referred to as the “break escrow” amount) have been collected within _______ days. Should the break escrow amount not be reached by the deadline specified, the ESCROW AGENT shall refund the sums collected to those depositing them, together with their proportional interest earned. Further, the limited partnership certificates shall be returned to the limited partnership.
If the break escrow amount is reached, the ESCROW AGENT shall disburse the funds, including any interest earned, to the LIMITED PARTNERSHIP and shall release the certificates of limited partnership interest to those having made capital contributions.
Once deposited sums shall not be refundable prior to the deadline for ascertaining whether escrow has been broken, and, return of capital contributions shall not be required if escrow is broken.
The ESCROW AGENT shall be indemnified by both parties from any claims provided that the ESCROW AGENT shall act in accordance with the escrow instructions set forth herein.
These escrow instructions may only be modified by a writing executed by all limited and general partners named in the declaration of limited partnership and any other depositors to the escrow fund.