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Code of Virginia
Title 13.1. Corporations
Chapter 14. Virginia Business Trust Act

§ 13.1-1282. Construction and application of chapter and governing instrument.

A. The rule that statutes in derogation of the common law are to be strictly construed shall have no application to this chapter.

B. This chapter shall be construed in furtherance of the policies of giving maximum effect to the principle of freedom of contract and of enforcing governing instruments.

C. To the extent any provision of this chapter is inconsistent with the provisions of Sections 856 through 859 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or any successor provision, such provisions of the Internal Revenue Code shall prevail with respect to any business trust formed under this chapter that also qualifies as a real estate investment trust under such provisions.

2002, c. 621.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.