Louis has over fifty years of experience in asset-based lending and commercial finance, general corporate law, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and real estate law, including the acquisition, development, construction, finance, leasing and sale of commercial, industrial and residential properties. His experience is broad-based, ranging from being General Counsel of two NYSE Fortune 500 companies to being outside counsel to hedge funds and other privately-held investment concerns including commercial finance companies.
Louis was for many years a director and president of the homeowners’ association where he lived in Connecticut, as well as a member of the Board of Governors of the Norwalk (Connecticut) Symphony Orchestra Society.
He has represented both lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of secured and unsecured loan transactions, including working capital loans, commercial equipment leasing, bridge loans, acquisition financing, accounts receivable and purchase order financing and accounts receivable factoring. His expertise specifically included the structuring of loans for financial services and commercial lending companies and investment funds through traditional and creative means.
Louis’ real estate lending practice is national in scope and has involved complex loan transactions with multiple lenders and real estate collateral located in a variety of jurisdictions. For example, one $50 million loan transaction involved the simultaneous sale and leaseback of 22 separate parcels of commercial real estate located in 19 different jurisdictions. His real estate experience includes the purchase, sale, financing and leasing of commercial and industrial properties, and the purchase and sale of residential apartments.
With respect to corporate and business law matters, he has represented large publicly-traded corporations, as well as start-ups, in all aspects of their legal needs. He provides legal advice to corporate clients at all stages of their existence and development, beginning with their formation, continuing with raising equity and debt financing, and finally concluding with their sale.
Louis is actively involved in the creation of clients’ basic contractual documents, such as sales, supply, distribution, employment and severance agreements and other agreements, and also work with clients on their estate planning.