Tel: 403-300-2592



Years Practicing: Over 40
Transactions: 40,000
Designation: King’s Counsel (1996)
Over $15 Billion in real estate value conveyed


BA in Political Science
Law degree – University of Calgary


Lou has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since July 1983 and has been practicing for over 40 years. He has closed approximately 40,000 residential real estate transactions and is qualified as an Expert Witness in residential real estate law by the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta. He has also served as a former Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta, former legal counsel to the Alberta Real Estate Association’s Standard Forms and Practice Committee in charge of standard form contracts for the real estate industry in Alberta for 20 years, and former Chairman of the Real Property Section (South Alberta) of the Canadian Bar Association. He was designated as Queen’s Counsel (now King’s Counsel) in 1996 after only 13 years in practice. Additionally, he is a frequent instructor of Real Estate Law continuing education courses for both Realtors and Lawyers and is a Law Society of Alberta Mentor in Real Estate Law.

Family/Personal Background

Lou is happily married for over 35 years to Alice.  They are empty nesters with their two children Nicole and Domenic grown up and living on their own: Nicole, a psychologist, with her husband Brock in Calgary and Domenic, a welder, near Rocky Mountain House.

Lou and Alice were both born in the former Czechoslovakia and are dual Czech and Canadian citizens.  Lou was born in a small village of Horni Briza near Pilsen but spent most of his early childhood in the City of Melnik where his family moved when he was 5 years old.   Lou’s family emigrated to Canada in 1969 after the Russian invasion of the former Czechoslovakia in August of 1968.

Alice was born in the city of Krnov in Moravia and her family also emigrated to escape the Communist regime a decade later in 1981.  Subsequently Alice and Lou met here in Calgary.

Lou obtained both his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science as well as his Law degree at the University of Calgary.

Family Photo
Lou’s family

Mountain Climbing

Lou enjoys hiking and scrambling. Over a period of close to 15 years of hiking with his friend Vic they climbed over sixty mountains in Canada and the US mostly while Vic was in his eighties, including Mt Temple when Vic was 82 and the highest mountain in Texas, Guadalupe Peak, when Vic was 90.

Mt. Temple with my then 82 year old hiking buddy Vic.

Guadalupe Peak (highest mountain in Texas) with my hiking buddy Don, brother Tom, and Vic who was then 90 and improved his age record for the mountain