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Louisiana Incorporation Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reserve a corporate name?

No, but it is recommended to reserve a name prior to filing to ensure that it remains available during the incorporation process.

How do I reserve a corporate name?

The reservation of your corporate name will be handled by IncParadise and is included in the price of our service.

Do I have to renew my name registration?


How do I incorporate in Louisiana?

When using our service, IncParadise will file, on your behalf, the required administrative forms and articles of incorporation with the appropriate Louisiana agency.

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. The registered agent must be either (1) a resident individual of Louisiana, (2) a business corporation, (3) a partnership or professional law corporation with authority to transact business in Louisiana or (4) a foreign corporation with authority to transact business in Louisiana and whose articles or certificate of incorporation authorize it to act as the corporation’s registered agent. As part of our ongoing service, IncParadise does provide a registered agent service option that you can select during the online registration process.

How many Incorporators are required to form a corporation in Louisiana?

One or more.

How many Directors are required to start a corporation in Louisiana?

One or more as defined in the entity’s bylaws.

Are corporations in Louisiana required to file an Annual Report?

A report must be filed each year. This report must be filed each year on or before the anniversary of the date on which the corporation was incorporated.

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