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!

New Orleans’ New CZO - 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 ... Continue Reading

Employee Classification Assessment from the Louisiana Workforce Commission

Worker classification is a big deal. We work with clients and read about problems regarding worker classification as an employee or independent contractor on at least a weekly basis. I’ve also written about the topic several times on this blog. Sometimes it can be tough to determine how to classify a worker. Fortunately, the ... Continue Reading

The Timeline for Zoning Changes in New Orleans

If you’re opening a new business in New Orleans, you may have to apply for a zoning change. Generally, the legislative process after the City Planning Commission acts takes about 6 weeks, minimum, but it may increase due to neighborhood opposition, concerns from the council, and other factors. The City Planning Commission ... Continue Reading

Paying the City of New Orleans Occupational License Tax – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1 of how to pay your City of New Orleans Occupational License Tax. If you don’t have an online account with the city to pay your taxes, you should checkout that post first and register. After you’ve regsitered, it may take a few days for the account to be approved by the city. My registration ... Continue Reading

Shutting down an LLC in Louisiana

Today I want to talk about shutting down your Louisiana limited liability company (LLC) with the Secretary of State. The process is legally called “dissolving,” and essentially means that you want to close the business. This could mean that you opened the business and never did anything with it, or that the business is going out ... Continue Reading