Louis serves as the managing partner of Centarus Legal Services PC. His practice focuses on securities law, corporate law, and litigation. He is a securities and corporate attorney who has more than 25 years of combined legal and business experience. Prior to heading Centarus, Louis was employed as managing partner and general counsel at a respected midsized Midwestern securities issuer, where he established and directed the firm’s captive securities broker dealer distribution infrastructure. During that time, he had responsibility for drafting and overseeing the drafting of securities filings and compliance matters relative to the issuer and its broker dealer distribution, corporate formation matters, and employment matters. Louis has also served as managing partner of a boutique securities broker dealer where he had responsibility for all operations of the office, including management of registered representatives, profit and loss responsibility, communications, and oversight of day to day activities. He and Centarus have, also, represented clients in front of the Illinois State Securities Department the US Attorney’s office, subsequent to clients receiving improper direction from prior counsel. Louis and Centarus have litigated cases in Illinois state court ranging from breach of contract to investor fraud matters.
Additionally, he possesses more than a decade of investment industry experience including sales, marketing and executive level experience; and he spent the last four years of that time exclusively assisting clients in raising capital through wholesale, retail, direct, and broker dealer distribution. Furthermore, Louis has fifteen years of combined commercial real estate, commercial finance, and construction consulting experience. He has, also, held senior and executive level management positions at numerous large and respected national and international companies, to include, Unisys, Motorola, and Varta Gmbh.
Louis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and three advanced degrees, including a Master of Science, a Master of Arts, and a Juris Doctor. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, New York University-Polytechnic Institute, and John Marshall Law School, where he was an honored recipient of the Ronald Rosenberg academic scholarship, and where he graduated with Dean’s List honors. He has, also, been an active member of the Illinois bar for over a decade, and he is a former graduate level college professor of corporate and employment law.
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