Form a Louisiana LLC or Incorporate in Louisiana

Louisana is one of the most dynamic places in the US to live and work.  The state has many awesome tourist destinations, and the economy is bustling with growth.  If you are looking for a great place to work and live, look no further than the Great State of Louisiana.  I personally love the crawfish, and Bourbon Street, and the Jack Daniels Distillery to visit.  Or just wandering the streets of New Orleans leads to a great afternoon of new experiences.  

The business economy has been booming over the last decade, and if you are starting a new business may want to think about incorporating in Louisiana or forming an Louisiana LLC.  Both of these entity types are great for small businesses, but depending on your situation one may be better than the other.  To get specific advice for your situation, you will need to consult with an attorney or a CPA. 

Form an LLC in Louisiana

To form an LLC in Louisiana you will need to follow a few very specific tasks, and do them exactly as they are required.  Here are a few of the reasons why you'd want to setup a limited liability company:

  1. pass through taxation for your LLC will limit any potential double taxation.
  2. limited liability protection of assets will work to keep your personal assets safe.

Search for Louisiana LLC Name

The process for finding an available and usable name in the State of Lousiana for an LLC can be a time consuming one.  Especially if you want your LLC name to match with your letterhead, your stationary, your business, your website domain, etc.  The reason it is challenging is that so many of the good names have been already registered, so this makes it difficult to find a good one.  But don't worry, you can do it.  Here are a few tips for picking a good name:

  1. The name shall contain the words “limited liability company," the abbreviation “L.L.C.” or the abbreviation “L.C.”
  2. Make sure that you don't use any reserved words, or words that may be restricted to the nature of the industry they are in.  These are typically words that may fall under government regulations and they can be related to insurance, medical, or financial.  One common and obvious word that cannot be used without approval is the word "Bank" or "Banc".  These words will imply to customers that you are in fact a bank.  And in order to use these words you must be a registered bank.

File the Paperwork using Free Forms

You can do the filing completely on your own if you have the information that is required to make the filing.  You'll want to start out reading and reviewing the PDF to help you Form an LLC in Louisiana.  You will see on this PDF there is a form that shows you what to file, and then you have a set of instructions that will tell you exactly what you must do on the form.

Louisiana Secretary of State Links:
Secretary of State Address :
Louisiana Business Division
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Secretary of State Phone :
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