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Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been in business for a while, when you are ready to form an LLC (Limited Liability Company), it’s good to know the requirements of the formation state. Here’s an overview of Louisiana’s requirements.
The name you select for your LLC must contain the words "Limited Liability Company," or the abbreviations “L.L.C." or “L.C.” The name can’t contain words that imply that the LLC is an agency of Louisiana or the United States. The use of words such as "Bank," "Cooperative," "Guarantee," "Loan," "Mutual," "Savings," "Trust" and others require approval from the Office of Financial Institutions, while the use of "engineer", "engineering", "surveyor", or "surveying" require approval of the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.
The following are Louisiana’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
A Louisiana LLC if formed by filing Articles of Organization, the Initial Report, and paying the filing fee.
The name and address of your LLC’s Registered Office and Registered Agent must be listed in the Initial Report, which is required to be filed when the Articles of Organization are filed. This must be a physical street address—post office boxes are not permitted. Your Registered Agent must be available during normal business hours to accept Service of Process and other state-mandated documents directed to the LLC.
Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the LLC formation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Louisiana is one of those states. Louisiana requires:
Professionals in Louisiana can form an LLC, but there are special statutory provisions that apply to dentists.
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