Louis Blain

LOUIS BLAIN, CPA auditor, CA

Profile
Since 1996, Louis Blain has been a partner at Blain, Joyal, Charbonneau. He manages a considerable clientele from various industries, including retail, services, agribusiness, commercial and residential real estate and import and distribution of fashion and accessories. His clients are primarily small and medium businesses with complex legal and fiscal structures. He contributes as well to the firm’s business development and acts as a consultant for advisory services.

Professional association

  • Member since 1993 of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (Quebec CPA Order), formerly named Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec.

Main professional accomplishments

  • Assurance engagements for corporations

  • Consultations on businesses valuations, acquisitions and sales

  • Due diligence

  • Consultations on financing, business plans and financial projections

  • Succession plans and estate planning

  • Life insurance policy analysis

  • Member of many advisory committees for BJC clients

  • Strategic planning involving the establishment of management’s vision and business objectives as well as setting up an action plan to reach its goals

Affiliations and extra curricular involvements

  • Expert for the Groupement des Chefs d’entreprise du Québec

  • President of the 2015 organizing committee, member of the 2016 organizing committee for Artephonie, a major benefit event for the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil Foundation

  • Nomination as governor of the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil in 2014

  • Accredited trainer for the CLD of Longueuil “Succès Relève PME” program

  • Precipient of the 2013 first prize for “Quality in audit” from the Groupe Servicas (55 CPA firms)

  • President of the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil Foundation from 2009 to 2012, Treasurer from 2007 to 2009 and from 2012 up to now

  • Member of the Canadian National Bank “Bourse Jeunesse” committee

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Local Investment Fund for the CLD Marguerite-D’Youville from 2003 to 2012

  • Honorary chairman of the 2011 Mont-Saint-Bruno Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala

  • Active member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Mont-Saint-Bruno Chamber of Commerce

  • Active member of South Shore Gung Ho group

  • Member of Relève Montérégie, a business transfer group on Montréal’s South Shore since 2005

  • Member of Club Fusion & Acquisition Rive-Sud

  • Member of the Réseau d’affaires les Authentiques de la Montérégie since September 1999

  • Recipient of the 2009 CA Émérite Award 2009 from the Montérégie Regional CA Group

  • Represented the South Shore on the National Bank of Canada’s Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2009

  • Recipient of the 2007 “Entreprise écoresponsable de l’année” Award from the Mont-Saint-Bruno Chamber of Commerce

  • Honorary speaker on the subject of corporate succession at the 2007 Chambre des notaires du Québec annual conference

  • Member of the National Bank of Canada SME Awards jury in 1998

  • Municipal councillor for Saint-Amable from 1993 to 1997, responsible for the following portfolios: deputy mayor, recreation and culture, finances, urban planning

lblain@bjc.qc.ca

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