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Do I need a lawyer to Incorporate in Louisiana?

The short answer is no.  The state of Louisiana does not legally require a lawyer to form a Louisiana Corporationmore...

Do I have to Reserve a Company Name before I Incorporate in Louisiana?

You are not legally required to reserve a Company Name for a new Louisiana Corporation before you submit your application to Incorporate in Louisiana.  more...

What if the Louisiana Corporation Name I want is already taken?

If the Name you have chosen for your new Louisiana Corporation is already in use by a currently active Louisiana Corporation or LLC, and you still want to use that Corporation Name, then you will have to register a DBA Name with the Louisiana Secretary of State.  "DBA" is an abbreviation for "Doing Business As."

We verify that the Name you have chose for your new Louisiana Corporation is available before we submit your Incorporation filing to the Louisiana Secretary of State.  If necessary we can register a DBA Name in Louisiana for you so that you can open your new Louisiana business as quickly as possible.

What do I have to do to Incorporate in Louisiana?

8 things you have to do in order to Incorporate in Louisiana.
  1. Choose a name for your Louisiana Corporation
  2. Select an official address and a Registered Agent for your Louisiana Corporation
  3. Choose a Board of Directors for your Louisiana Corporation
  4. Decide who will be Officers for your Louisiana Corporation
  5. Determine how you want your Louisiana Corporation to be taxed
  6. File Articles of Incorporation with the Louisiana Secretary of State
  7. Get a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  8. Issue Stock Certificates to the Initial Shareholders

What do I have to do after I form my Louisiana Corporation?

6 things you have to do after you Incorporate in Louisiana.
  1. Conduct an initial Meeting of the Board of Directors and adopt Corporate Bylaws
  2. Open a Business Bank Account in Louisiana for your LA Corporation
  3. Obtain Business Licenses from the cities and counties in which you plan to do business
  4. Hold Meetings of Shareholders and Directors of each year.
  5. File the required Louisiana Corporation reports
  6.  Keep proper records of your Louisiana Corporation on file

What information do I need in order to Incorporate in Louisiana?

In order to Incorporate in Louisiana you'll need certain specific information about your new Company including the Corporation name and address; and Registered Agent information.

How long does it take to Incorporate in Louisiana?

Processing times for new Louisiana Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Louisiana Articles of Incorporation takes the state around 1-2 weeks.  Add 2-3 days for the time period for shipping the final documents by mail.  Choosing our Express Mail option can shave a couple of days off the total processing time for your Louisiana LLC.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Louisiana Secretary of State.

In our experience 1-2 weeks is the time it usually takes the Louisiana Secretary of State to process a new Louisiana Corporation application. We get your Louisiana Corporation application to the LA Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Louisiana Corporation application process.

Are there any Expedited Processing Options for new LA Corporation Filings?

The Louisiana Secretary of State will process your application to form a new Louisiana Corporation in 2-3 business days for an additional $30.

How much does it cost to Incorporate in Louisiana?

The state of Louisiana charges $125.00 to Incorporate in LA.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you Incorporate in Louisiana our processing fees are $125.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing in of your new Louisiana Corporation order
  • LA Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the Louisiana Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles
  • Louisiana Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
Please note that the Louisiana Secretary of State now requires a federal (US IRS) Tax ID, also known as an Employer ID Number (EIN), BEFORE they will approve the filing for a new Louisiana Corporation.  We get your EIN as part of our service.  The EIN service fee is included in the total processing costs.

What is a Louisiana Professional Corporation?

Generally, if you are required to obtain some kind of license before you can market your skills in the state of Louisiana then you will most likely need to form a Louisiana Professional Corporationmore...

Louisiana Foreign Corporation Qualification

You want to do business in the state of Louisiana but are registered as a Domestic Corporation in another state.  In order to legally conduct business in the state of Louisiana you must register with the Louisiana Secretary of State as a Louisiana Foreign Corporation. more...
For $125 our Louisiana Incorporation services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 LA Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 LA Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
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 Expedited Service $30   explain
 Express Mail $25   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 LA Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 LA Good Standing Certificate $48   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 LA Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
Processing fees $125.00
Louisiana incorporation fees $125.00
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Total cost $250.00
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  • We start processing your Louisiana Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Louisiana Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Louisiana time we will submit your Louisiana Corporation application to the Secretary of State on the same day we receive it.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our Louisiana Incorporation services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Louisiana for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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