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February 2016 Archives

What are shareholders and what is their role in a company?

"Shareholders" is a word business owners in Louisiana may have heard on a number of occasions, but they may have wondered what shareholders are and what their role in a company is? Shareholders are owners of a company. Small businesses can have one shareholder who is also the owner. Public companies may have many shareholders, which can include institutional shareholders. Shareholders play a role in the governance, operations and financing of the company and exercise control over certain parts of the business.

Construction company sues subcontractor for breach of contract

There are a number of different ways, depending on the circumstances, that a contract dispute may be resolved. One lawsuit, citing breach of contract, was recently filed in a Louisiana court by a construction company against a subcontractor. In addition to the breach of contract claim, the construction company also alleged poor quality workmanship against the subcontractor.

What to be aware of when selling a business in Louisiana

Selling a business can be a great next step for a Louisiana business owner. However, it can be a complicated process for anyone selling a business. Familiarity with the process of selling a business, and what to expect, can help along the path to a successful sale of a business. Having proper guidance before beginning the selling process can also help.

What are zoning laws and why is it important to understand them?

Land use laws can have an impact on the operation of your business or acquisition or development of new land. As a result, residents of Baton Rouge may wonder what zoning laws refer to, which is an important question to ask. Zoning laws refer to the regulation of the use and development of real estate. In general, zoning laws are used to divide communities into real estate sections including residential, commercial and industrial sections which typically do not overlap, though they can in mixed-use sections, which are developed in a fairly uniform manner.

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