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Forming a Business in Louisiana
Deciding to Start a Business
Going into business can be an exciting but tumultuous time. In addition to investing in the infrastructure of your business, marketing to your target clientele, hiring employees, and setting up a sound structure for day to day operations, one also has to deal with the legal aspects of forming the business entity, entering into any necessary agreements and contracts, and ensuring full compliance with Federal and state regulations.
Choosing the Type of Business
There are many options when it comes to the type of entity a businessperson wants to form, each with their own level of complexity as well as differing benefits and drawbacks. Some of the most common options include: sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership (LLP), C corporation, S corporation, professional corporation, and non-profit corporation. Each of these options are unique. Before deciding which is best for you and your company, you should consult with an experienced business attorney about the startup requirements, regulatory compliance, tax implications, and general maintenance of each type of entity.
We are able to advise you on the above and draft the necessary instruments, including Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, Initial Reports, By-Laws, partnership agreements, operating agreements, and/or assist in registering your trade name or DBA. We can also assist in the drafting and review of other contracts such as confidentiality agreements, nondisclosure agreements, indemnity agreements, leases, buy-sell agreements, and more.
Commercial transactions are a routine part of doing business, but the legal side is anything but routine. If you are buying or selling commercial real estate or equipment, leasing property, buying or selling an interest in a company, or entering into a credit agreement, it is imperative that you do your due diligence. Having a seasoned attorney negotiate, draft, and/or revise the contracts is an important first step in avoiding a business dispute or ensuring your rights are preserved if a business law dispute does arise.
Even with careful planning, every business will face a legal challenge at some point. Contract disputes, lease disputes, unfair business practices, breaches of contract, and delinquent accounts receivable are just a few of the unfortunate consequences of doing business. When facing a business dispute you need an attorney who will work to resolve the matter in the most efficient manner possible, but who will also fight for your company in court if the matter cannot be settled.