Phone (817) 527-5200
Location Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex (Southlake, Texas)
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Louis earned his law license through the Texas State Bar in 1971.
Louis has serviced business clients, including churches, associations, corporations (public, private and non-profit), limited liability companies and partnerships, including professional entities such as attorneys, dentists, physicians and healthcare providers, with various corporate and commercial real estate transactions, advice, commercial and residential lien preparation, and document preparation and review.
In addition to representing professionals, he has represented many clients, including high tech, manufacturing, service and financial, in many facets of general business advice, including business and employment contracts, entity formation and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, real estate transactions, real estate development, including multi-family, retail, hotel and office, financing, negotiation and drafting of leases and other real estate related documents, acquisition and disposition of real estate and closing complex real estate transactions. His many years of practicing law allow him to draw on multiple experiences to properly advise clients with business transactions and related issues. Louis also has extensive experience in providing legal opinions in governmental and private financing activities.
His comprehension of client needs, as well as the legal implications inherent in related transactions, coupled with a broad legal background and significant experience, enable him to engage an aggressive negotiation style in an effort to provide the best results for his clients.
Louis has counseled an extensive variety of clients in many businesses and industries, including:
• Business to Business Services
• Car Dealerships
• Commercial and Retail Real Estate Development and Leasing
• Cellular Technology
• Coffee Importing
• Commercial Landscaping
• Commercial Lighting
• Condominium Associations
• Dental Practices
• Food Catering
• Flooring Installation
• Healthcare Facility Management
• Home Health
• Homeowners’ Associations
• Physician Practice
• Production (television and radio)
• Real Estate
• Residential Home Development
• Salon Supply and Distribution
• Software Development
• Sports Facilities
Louis has also assisted clients with advice and services necessary to begin, expand, acquire and/or sell their businesses.
In addition, he has served as counsel for businesses and individuals in various industries, in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Services related to these transactions include the advice, structure, negotiation, documentation, and due diligence involved in such deals.
Louis has also counseled clients and prepared documents for numerous entity formations, conversions, mergers, and dissolutions.
FAMILY & INTERESTS:
First and foremost, Louis is a Christian and tries his best to serve God in all of his activities. He enjoys spending time with his wife of forty-five years, his three children, and nine grandchildren. Louis serves on many committees and volunteers much of his time to First Baptist Church of Dallas, serving as a member of the boards of The Arc of North Texas, First Baptist Academy, and Camino Global. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Dallas choir, with which he has traveled and performed for notable events and people, including the President of the United States.
• Baylor University, Waco, Texas
• University of Exeter, Exeter, Great Britain
• Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS:
• State Bar of Texas (Member of Business Law Section and Real Estate Section)
• Dallas Bar Association
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
• U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
• U.S. District Court District of Colorado
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
• Attorney (1971)
• Named AV Preeminent lawyer among his peers for ethical standards and legal ability.
Areas of Practice:
• Real Estate Law
• Business & Commercial Law
• Business Organizations
• Commercial Landlord/Tenant
Professional Associations and Memberships:
• State Bar of Texas, Member
• Dallas Bar Association, Member