Louis’ practice is focused on dental law. He regularly advises dentists and dental professionals as part of his corporate and commercial practice. He understands how to negotiate the acquisition, sale and financing of a dental practice and does so in a timely and cost effective manner. He provides a practical and proactive approach to resolving dental law issues for his clients, permitting them time to focus on delivering dental care services.
Louis regularly organizes and is called upon as a dental law expert to present seminars to industry professionals and associations and has authored a number of articles published in leading journals and industry magazines serving the dental community.
Louis’ years of experience working with dentists has made him a fixture in the industry. Working with dentists, brokers, accountants and bankers alike, Louis has developed a reputation in the field as a trusted advisor.
Louis also provides advices and legal services to other regulated health care professionals. Louis has acted for physicians, optometrists, cardiologists and veterinarians, among others. Using his proficiency in dental law as a base, Louis has expanded his practice to suit the need of every professional in the health care industry.
Incorporating dental practices requires specialized knowledge to ensure that the incorporation satisfies the requirements of both the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (“RCDSO”). Louis has assisted several dental professionals in the incorporation process and ensures not only that the client complies with the regulations of the RCDSO, but also with the view to maximizing tax efficiency for the dental professional.
Leases for dental professionals require an understanding of the specific business requirements of operating a dental practice. Louis’ knowledge of the business side of operating a dental practice combined with his skills of negotiating leases helps protect the dental professionals best interests.
Buying and Selling of Practices
Louis works closely with his clients during every stage of a purchase and sale transaction (including drafting and negotiating the Letter of Intent, Share or Asset Purchase Agreement, Lease, Associate Agreement, Non-Competition Agreement, etc.). Negotiating the purchase and sale of a practice requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of issues specific to dental offices.
Louis is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association. Louis has served on the board of York Central Hospital Foundation and is the past-president of Community Living York South.