Louis is an associate in Lawrences’ Business Law Group. He represents clients in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, grocery and food retail, restaurant and food service, transportation, distribution and logistics and health care.
Louis focuses his practice on franchise law. He advises both franchisors and franchisees on all aspects of franchising, including compliance with franchise laws and regulations, buying and selling of franchises, franchise disputes and exit strategies, renewal and termination of franchises, franchise associations, intellectual property, and commercial leasing. Specific experiences include drafting or updating disclosure documents, franchise agreements, master franchise and development agreements, renewal, assignment and termination agreements, lease renewal agreements, and coordinating litigious franchise matters.
In addition, Louis’ practice focuses on all aspects of private company law. He advises owner-managed businesses on a wide-range of matters, including business acquisitions and divestitures, business structures, shareholder and partnership arrangements, corporate finance and security, corporate reorganizations, and corporate governance. Specific experiences include drafting and negotiating asset and share purchase agreements, loan agreements, supply and distribution agreements, partnership agreements, shareholders’ agreements, consulting and independent contractor agreements, and reviewing and drafting a broad range of commercial contracts.