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Louisiana Business and Commercial Law is a practical and easy-to-use guide for practitioners of business, corporate, and commercial law in the State of Louisiana. As today’s corporate lawyers experience greater demands on their time, Louisiana Business and Commercial Law is designed as a quick and reliable reference on each type of business entity at all stages of its existence. The focus is on the essential information, while providing comprehensive coverage of business law issues vital to today’s corporate attorney.
Louisiana Business and Commercial Law sets forth the different types of business entities and how to choose the best entity when considering not only the tax considerations, but also the many non-tax considerations. The treatise sets forth the requirements of the Louisiana Revised Statutes from formation to dissolution in a well-organized, easy-to-follow structure. It also includes analysis of Louisiana’s Business Corporations Act and presents practice tips and strategies on how to avoid common problems. In addition, a variety of pertinent forms are included for easy reference.
Louisiana Business and Commercial Law provides comparative analysis of the elements, advantages and disadvantages of the most commonly used business entities, including professional corporations, nonprofits, subchapter S corporations, limited liability companies, low profit LLC, partnerships, partnerships in commendam, and franchises. Similarly, many areas of concern to all business entities are covered, including tax law, securities law, intellectual property law, financing statements, collateral, and the ins-and-outs of buying and selling a business.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Louisiana Business Law
Chapter 2 Choosing the Business Organization
Chapter 3 Planning for a New Business—Tax Considerations
Chapter 4 Planning for a New Business—Non-Tax Considerations
Chapter 5 Forming the Corporation
Chapter 6 Corporations—Post-formation Requirements
Chapter 7 Board of Directors, Officers, and Corporate Stock
Chapter 8 Shareholders, Shareholder Agreements, and Distributions Related to Dividends and Share Repurchases
Chapter 9 Amendments, Mergers, Sales, and Dissolution
Chapter 10 Nonprofits, Professional Corporations, and Joint Ventures
Chapter 11 Forming the Limited Liability Company
Chapter 12 Limited Liability Companies—Post-formation Requirements
Chapter 13 Limited Liability Companies—Contributions and Distributions, Mergers and Consolidations, and Dissolution
Chapter 14 Foreign Limited Liability Companies and Louisiana Low Profit Limited Liability Companies
Chapter 15 Partnerships—Formation, Registry, Merger, and Dissolution
Chapter 16 Partnerships In Commendam (Limited Partnerships) and Registered Limited Liability Partnerships (RLLP)
Chapter 17 Franchising
Chapter 18 Uniform Commercial Code—Article 9, Secured Transactions