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Georgia State Code
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Title 7, Chapter 1, Section 242 (7-1-242)

(a) No corporation, partnership, or other business association may lawfully act as a fiduciary in this state except:

(1) A financial institution authorized to act in such capacity pursuant to the provisions of Georgia law;

(2) A trust company;

(3) A national bank or a state bank lawfully doing a banking business in this state and authorized to act as a fiduciary under the laws of the United States or another state;

(4) A savings bank or savings and loan association lawfully doing a banking business in this state and authorized to act as a fiduciary under the laws of the United States or another state;

(5) Attorneys at law licensed to practice in this state, whether incorporated as a professional corporation or otherwise;

(6) An investment adviser registered pursuant to the provisions of 15 U.S.C. 80b-3 or Code Section 10-5-3, provided this exception shall not authorize an investment adviser to act in any fiduciary capacity subject to the provisions of Title 53, relating to wills, trusts, and the administration of estates; or

(7) A securities broker or dealer registered pursuant to the provisions of 15 U.S.C. 78o or Code Section 10-5-3 acting in such fiduciary capacity incidental to and as a consequence of its broker or dealer activities.

(b) Acting as a fiduciary for purposes of this Code section includes but is not limited to:

(1) Accepting or executing trusts or otherwise acting as a trustee;

(2) Administering real or tangible personal property located in Georgia or elsewhere. For the purposes of this paragraph, "administer" means to possess, purchase, sell, lease, insure, safekeep, manage, or otherwise oversee; and

(3) Acting pursuant to a court order as personal representative, executor, or administrator of the estate of a deceased person or as guardian or conservator for a minor or incapacitated person.

(c) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to repeal or to change Part 2 of Article 16 of Chapter 12 of Title 53, dealing with foreign trustees, or Part 3 of Article 16 of Chapter 12 of Title 53, dealing with certain foreign corporations acting as fiduciaries, or any other statutes or rules of law on such subjects.

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