Can I Dissolve a LLC if My Partner Doesn't Consent?
If he won’t consent and there is no buy-sell agreement, you would likely need to petition for judicial dissolution.
Please see the following NC statutes:
§ 57C-6-02. Grounds for judicial dissolution.
The superior court may dissolve a limited liability company in a proceeding by the following:
(1) The Attorney General if it is established that (i) the limited liability company obtained its articles of organization through fraud; or (ii) the limited liability company has, after written notice by the Attorney General given at least 120 days prior thereto, continued to exceed or abuse the authority conferred upon it by law;
(2) A member if it is established that (i) the managers, directors, or any other persons in control of the limited liability company are deadlocked in the management of the affairs of the limited liability company, the members are unable to break the deadlock, and irreparable injury to the limited liability company is threatened or being suffered, or the business and affairs of the limited liability company can no longer be conducted to the advantage of the members generally, because of the deadlock; (ii) liquidation is reasonably necessary for the protection of the rights or interests of the complaining member, (iii) the assets of the limited liability company are being misapplied or wasted; or (iv) the articles of organization or a written operating agreement entitles the complaining member to dissolution of the limited liability company; or
(3) The limited liability company to have its voluntary dissolution continued under court supervision.
§ 57C-6-02.1. Procedure for judicial dissolution.
(a) Venue for a proceeding to dissolve a limited liability company lies in the county where the limited liability company's principal office (or, if none in this State, its registered office) is or was last located.
(b) It is not necessary to join members as parties to a proceeding to dissolve a limited liability company unless relief is sought against them individually, however the court shall order that appropriate notice of the dissolution proceeding be given to all members by the party initiating the proceeding.
(c) A court in a proceeding brought to dissolve a limited liability company may issue injunctions, appoint a receiver with all powers and duties the court directs, take other action required to preserve the assets of the limited liability company, wherever located, and carry on the business of the limited liability company.
(d) In any proceeding brought by a member under G.S. 57C-6-02(2)(ii) in which the court determines that dissolution would be appropriate, the court shall not order dissolution if, after the court's determination, the limited liability company elects to purchase the membership interest of the complaining member at its fair value, as determined in accordance with any procedures the court may provide.
§ 57C-6-03. Administrative dissolution.
(a) The Secretary of State may administratively dissolve a limited liability company if the Secretary of State determines that:
(1) The limited liability company has not paid within 60 days after they are due any penalties, fees, or other payments due under this Chapter;
(2) The limited liability company does not deliver its annual report to the Secretary of State on or before the date it is due;
(3) The limited liability company has been without a registered agent or registered office in this State for 60 days or more;
(4) The limited liability company has not notified the Secretary of State within 60 days that its registered agent or registered office has been changed, that its registered agent has resigned, or that its registered office has been discontinued; or
(5) The limited liability company's period of duration stated in its articles of organization has expired.
(b) If the Secretary of State determines that one or more grounds exist under subsection (a) of this section for dissolving a limited liability company, the Secretary of State shall mail the limited liability company written notice of that determination. If, within 60 days after the notice is mailed, the limited liability company does not correct each ground for dissolution or demonstrate to the reasonable satisfaction of the Secretary of State that each ground does not exist, the Secretary of State shall administratively dissolve a limited liability company by signing a certificate of dissolution that recites the ground or grounds for dissolution and its effective date. The Secretary of State shall file the original certificate of dissolution and mail a copy to the limited liability company.
(c) A limited liability company administratively dissolved under this section may apply to the Secretary of State for reinstatement. The procedures for reinstatement and for the appeal of any denial of the limited liability company's application for reinstatement shall be the same procedures applicable to corporations under G.S. 55-14-22, 55-14-23, and 55-14-24. If, at the time the limited liability company applies for reinstatement, the name of the limited liability company is not distinguishable from the name of another entity authorized to be used under G.S. 55D-21, then the limited liability company must change its name to a name that is distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State from the name of the other entity before the Secretary of State may prepare a certificate of reinstatement. The effect of reinstatement of a limited liability company shall be the same as for a corporation under G.S. 55-14-22.