How do I download the Articles of Incorporation for my Louisiana LLC?

It’s not uncommon to misplace the Articles of Incorporation for your limited liability company (LLC) . Fortunately, the Louisiana Secretary of State makes it easy to find and download these documents at a nominal cost. Search the Secretary’s Business Listing Database for your business’ name. Once you find your ... Continue Reading

How do I file the Annual Report for My Louisiana LLC?

Louisiana law requires limited liability companies (LLC) and other business entities to file annual reports with the Secretary of State. The annual report is a simple form which indicates any changes of addresses, ownership, or management to the state. Most of the time, a business does not need to make any changes, and simply ... Continue Reading

Boston built a mini City Hall within a Food Truck

I spent last week vacationing with my family in Boston, and while in the North End Neighborhood, spotted what I initially thought was a food truck. Looking a bit closer though, it’s actually Boston’s “City Hall to Go,” a little truck that makes it easy for people and businesses to access city services, without having to go down ... Continue Reading

New Orleans Figured out Food Trucks, Why Can’t it Figure out Airbnb?

Just a couple of years ago, food trucks were the new business model in town. The city didn’t have permits for food trucks, and was struggling with regulating the moving kitchens. A small group of food truck owners, their attorney (cough cough), and the City Council were able to go from zero regulation and illegal activity to a ... Continue Reading

Florida May Force your Website to List Your Name and Address

According to an article in the National Law Review, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the True Origin of Digital Goods Act that “requires companies with websites and other online services (e.g., mobile apps) that distribute music, video, and other audiovisual content of third parties to include the website owner’s contact ... Continue Reading

How to Download your Articles of Organization from the Louisiana Secretary of State

If your business is a Louisiana Limited Liability Company, you had Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State in order to form the LLC. For the vast majority of companies out there, this means that your Articles of Organization were automatically generated when you filed out the form to file the LLC on the Secretary of ... Continue Reading

New Orleans’ New Zoning Ordinance – Coming Soon!

The new zoning ordinance is close to becoming law (I think I’ve been saying this since last summer). It’s apparently on the City Council’s agenda for a vote this Thursday; although it’s likely to be pushed back another two weeks. If you own property in New Orleans, and you haven’t checked on the zoning yet, you owe it to ... Continue Reading