Business Law

Every successful business, big or small, needs a solid foundation. At Myles|Arnold, we are dedicated to providing Louisiana businesses with the legal guidance they need to thrive.  From startup to sale, we have the experience and knowledge to counsel your Louisiana business..

Myles|Arnold assists clients in all phases of business matters, including:

  • LLC and corporation formation
  • Complex operating agreements
  • Business acquisitions and asset purchase agreements
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Business litigation
  • Collections
  • Foreclosures
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Business Laws in Louisiana

Louisiana has several laws and regulations that govern various aspects of business operations. Understanding these laws is vital for Louisiana business owners to ensure compliance and protect their interests. Here are some key areas of business law in Louisiana all business owners should be familiar with:

  • Business Formation and Structure: Louisiana law allows several different business structures including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies (LLCs). Each structure has unique legal implications such as liability protection and tax treatment.  Whether you are just starting up or want to ensure your existing business is properly protected, our attorneys can help you decide which entity fits your specific needs.
  • Contracts and Agreements: Contracts are essential for defining rights and obligations in business transactions. Louisiana law governs the formation, interpretation, and enforcement of contracts related to business.  Our attorneys are experienced in reviewing and negotiating all manner of contracts related to businesses in Louisiana from service agreements in the industrial sector to land management agreements for family businesses.
  • Employment Law: Louisiana has specific regulations governing various aspects of the employer-employee relationship including wage requirements, workplace safety regulations, anti-discrimination matters, and employee benefit requirements.
  • Commercial Transactions: Louisiana law governs commercial transactions, including sales of goods, secured transactions, and negotiable instruments. Understanding these laws is essential for conducting business transactions effectively and avoiding legal disputes.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Buying or selling a business requires an experienced attorney to navigate several areas of Louisiana law which might apply to the transaction including sales, financing, and taxation.  You need attorneys with experience in these areas to ensure your purchase, or sale, nets maximum benefits for you or your business.
  • Taxation: Louisiana has laws specific tax laws which apply only to businesses including income tax, sales tax, and property (personal and real) taxes.  Louisiana businesses should be familiar of any tax obligations which might apply to their business.

Business Services Offered by Myles|Arnold

Business Formation

We assist clients in choosing the appropriate business structure and navigating the process of business formation, including drafting and filing necessary documents needed for court proceedings.

Commercial Litigation

In the event of business disputes or litigation, we provide aggressive advocacy and strategic representation to protect our clients' interests and achieve favorable outcomes.

Employment Law Compliance

We provide guidance on complying with state and federal employment laws, drafting employment policies and agreements, and representing clients in employment-related disputes.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We help clients acquire and sell business interests from the initial stages of due diligence through closing the sale. We can assist in all levels of the process.

Contract Drafting and Review

Our attorneys draft, review, and negotiate various types of contracts and agreements to protect our clients' interests and minimize legal risks.

Asset Purchases

Acquiring another business requires more protection than an outright purchase. We counsel clients on asset purchases and can handle the transaction from start to finish.

Why Choose Myles|Arnold for Your Louisiana Business Legal Needs?

  • Local Expertise: We understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Louisiana businesses.
  • Experienced Attorneys: Our team has a proven track record of success in a wide range of business law matters.
  • Client-Focused Approach: We take the time to understand your specific needs and goals, providing personalized legal advice.
  • Proactive Problem Solving: We anticipate potential legal hurdles and develop strategies to mitigate risks.

Beyond Legal Counsel: Your Business Partner
At Myles|Arnold, we believe in fostering long-term partnerships with our clients. We don't just provide legal advice; we become your trusted business partner, offering:

  • Strategic Guidance: We leverage our legal expertise to help you make informed decisions that propel your business forward.
  • Compliance Management: We’ll keep you up-to-date on evolving regulations and ensure your business stays compliant with Louisiana law.
  • Risk Management: We help you identify and mitigate potential legal risks that could impact your business.

Let Us Help You Build a Stronger Business

Contact Myles|Arnold today for a consultation. We’ll discuss your specific business needs and develop a comprehensive legal strategy tailored to your success.