Louisiana Corporate Bylaws
Louisiana corporate bylaws are the rules that govern the daily operations and corporate procedures of your company. Bylaws outline policies for appointing directors and officers, holding shareholder and board meetings, and handling conflicts of interest, among other issues.
Corporate bylaws are essential, which is why we at Northwest offer a free, attorney-drafted template, customized for Louisiana corporations, that you can use to create corporate bylaws that suit your business.
Are bylaws filed with the state of Louisiana?
No. Your corporate bylaws are internal documents, which means you should keep them filed with your business records.
Do bylaws need to be signed?
Technically, no—Louisiana statutes do not explicitly state that bylaws need to be signed. However, including the names and signatures of all board members and officers adds to your corporation’s legitimacy.
How do I amend my bylaws in Louisiana?
Louisiana Revised Statutes § 12:1-1020-1021 provide some rules for amending bylaws, but corporations may also establish the procedures for amending bylaws in their articles and in the bylaws themselves. For example, a bylaw could increase a quorum (the number of directors needed to make a meeting official) or change voting requirements for the board of directors.