Louisiana Articles of Incorporation

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Louisiana articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.

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Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. (If you are starting a nonprofit corporation, click here.) Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.

Benefits

Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Provides governance and adds credibility

Fast Facts

We will prepare and file your articles of incorporation as follows:

Agency:Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$75 + optional $30-$50 expedite fee

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

Louisiana RS §12:1 et seq.

Notes:

When filing by mail, include:

  • Transmittal Information cover form
  • Form 399: Articles of Incorporation for Louisiana Business
  • Form 341: Domestic Business Corporation Initial Report
  • Notarized signature
  • Filing fee


Why use our Articles of Incorporation service?

We're specialists in incorporation and compliance. We focus solely on corporate compliance, and the state-specific expertise to provide you best-in-industry service at a competitive rate.

A compliance specialists will work with you 1-on-1 to prepare and file your articles of incorporation. You can also rely on your specialist for other services to help you set up and maintain a compliant corporation.

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Other Helpful Louisiana Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Louisiana. Your specialist will help you tailor articles of incorporation to your state.


Louisiana Directors

  • Number: Number fixed in articles of incorporation or bylaws.
  • Qualifications: None.
  • Quorum: Majority of the directors.

Louisiana Officers

  • President, Secretary, and Treasurer required. One person can be any two of these.

Louisiana Bylaws

  • Required: No.

Louisiana Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: Yes.
  • Action by written consent: Allowed if by all shareholders entitled to vote on the action.

Louisiana Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Required.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.

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