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Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America. Louisiana is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are local governments equivalent to counties. The largest parish by population is East Baton Rouge Parish, and the largest by land area is Cameron Parish.

Incorporating a Corporation in Louisiana

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Louisiana requires corporations to have names that can’t be confused with the names of any existing entities, trade names or reserved names. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Louisiana’s standards.

Permitted designations: Louisiana corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation’s name will require approval by the state:

  • Architect
  • Architectural
  • Architecture
  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Building and Loan
  • Casualty
  • Credit Union
  • Electric Cooperative
  • Engineer
  • Home Stead
  • Insurance
  • Redevelopment Corporation
  • Safe Deposit
  • Savings
  • Surveying
  • Surveyor
  • Trust
  • Trustee

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Incorporation as well as an Initial Report must be filed.

Location to file: Businesses must file their corporate documents in the same parish where their registered agent is located.

Turnaround time:  10 -25 business days. 3-5 days expedited filings is available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Minimum one director is required. Corporations must also have a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.

Director qualifications: Louisiana requires directors to have a physical address (no post office boxes).

Appearance in articles: Not required.

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Louisiana requires that a corporation’s principal office be located inside the state. Local registered agent is also required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Annual report must be filed on or before the day that marks the anniversary of incorporation.

Signatures: Only company officers or directors are authorized to sign annual reports.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

Forming an LLC in Louisiana

If you want to form an limited liability company (LLC), Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required LLC paperwork, obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your LLC, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State formation requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Louisiana requires Limited Liability Companies to have names that can’t be confused with the name of any existing entity, or any reserved or trade name. Company Express willl research your company name to make sure it meets Louisiana’s standards.

Permitted designations: LLC names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • L.C.
  • L.L.C.
  • LLC
  • Limited Liability Company

Restricted words: The use of the following words in LLC names is required approval by the state:

  • Architect
  • Architectural
  • Architecture
  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Building and Loan
  • Casualty
  • Credit Union
  • Electric Cooperative
  • Engineer
  • Home Stead
  • Insurance
  • Redevelopment Corporation
  • Safe Deposit
  • Savings
  • Surveying
  • Surveyor
  • Trust
  • Trustee

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Organization and Initial Report must be filed.

Turnaround time: About 10-25 business days. 3-5 business days expedited filing is available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filing: Not required.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: Minimum one manager/member is required.

Principal Office Location / Registered Agent

Louisiana requires an LLC’s principal office be located inside the state. Local registered agent is also required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Annual report must be filed on or before the date that marks the anniversary of formation.

Signatures: Only a manager or member may sign reports.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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