Lou has lived in Calgary since 1969 when his parents emigrated from the Czech Republic. As a result, all of his education from age eleven to and including his law degree took place in Calgary. Lou was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1983 and since then, has assisted tens of thousands of clients with their home purchase, refinancing, and sale transactions.

As a leading authority on all aspects of real estate law, Lou previously instructed law courses across the province to both Realtors and lawyers and, as well, is a Law Society of Alberta Mentor to junior lawyers in real estate matters. Qualified by the courts as a legal expert in real estate transactions, he has provided numerous expert opinions on litigation matters involving residential real estate lawyers. In addition, Lou moderates a popular “Legal Lou” blog on LinkedIn addressing real estate legal issues.

Lou and his team of friendly and qualified real estate paralegals look forward to assisting you with your home purchase, sale, or refinance.

Professional Activities

  • Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta, 2020-2021
  • Law Society of Alberta (Member since 1983, Residential Real Estate Mentor since 2005, and Bencher since 2020)
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1996
  • Honorary Consul Emeritus of the Czech Republic in Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • Canadian Bar Association (Chairman Real Property Section 1993 to 1995)
  • Member RECA Legal Advisors Group


Lou recently donated one of his kidneys to a stranger in a chain exchange program to ensure the receipt of a kidney transplant for Alice, his wife. He is an active supporter and financial sponsor of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and even participated in the 100km Kidney March to promote awareness of the need for organ donations.