Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Louisiana incorporation.
The name of the corporation must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. The name may contain the word "Company" or the abbreviation "Co.," if "Company" or "Co." is not immediately preceded by the word "and" or the symbol "&." The name must not be the same as or deceptively similar to any other reserved or registered name of another corporation. The name cannot use certain enumerated words relating to banking, savings and loans, or insurance. The words “State” and “Security” cannot be used in the name. Words such as “Bank,” “Cooperative,” “Guarantee,” “Loan,” “Mutual,” “Savings,” “Trust” and others require approval from the Office of Financial Institutions.
The following are Louisiana’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Louisiana is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Louisiana's requirements include:
Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the incorporation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Louisiana requires the following:
Louisiana allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC) .
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Louisiana:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.