A deed should name the partners as grantees, and add the firm designation to indicate the relation in which they hold the land; and a deed specifying the grantees only by the partnership name will, according to the jurisdiction, either pass the legal title to the partners whose names are included in the firm designation, if any, or be deemed in equity a contract to convey, and constitute the grantor, who retains the legal title, a trustee for the firm, as one partner would be, if the legal title passed to him.17

It has been held in Illinois that a deed made to a partnership in the firm name, does not amount to color of title, because, the partnership not being a legal person, there is no legal grantee.18