Louis Blain

Louis Blain, CPA auditor, CA

Partner

450 922 0328

lblain@bjc.ca

BJC

Member of the Quebec CPA Order since 1993

Since 1996, Louis Blain has been a partner at Blain, Joyal, Charbonneau. He manages a substantial 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.

Within the firm, he is part of the executive committee, he contributes to the business development and acts as a consultant for advisory services.

Main professional accomplishments

  • Assurance engagements for corporations
  • Consultations on businesses valuations, acquisitions and sales
  • Due diligence
  • Consultations on financing, business plans and financial projections
  • Business transfer and estate planning
  • Life insurance policy analysis
  • Member of many advisory committees for BJC clients
  • Strategic planning in harmony with management’s vision and business goals

In business since 1996

  • Start-up of BJC
  • Owner for 10 years of 16 butcher and fish shops (located throughout Quebec, 225 employees)
  • Owner of LEF Industries Inc. for 7 ans (shoes import/export, 14 employees + 40 sales points)
  • Real estate investors groups (5 projects to this day)
  • Stock market investments
  • Life insurance
  • 2 trusts et 2 holdings

Affiliations and extra curricular involvements

  • Board of directors member of the Fondation du Cégep Édouard-Montpetit
  • President of honorary committee, mentor and « dragon » for the 2020 Fondation du Cégep Édouard-Montpetit fundraising campaign
  • Recipient of the 2019 first prize Quality in review engagement and the 2013 first prize Quality in audit from Groupe Servicas (group of approximately 50 CPA firms)
  • Fundraising in 2019 for the Fondation Louis et Véro and the Association de la Vallée-du-Richelieu pour la déficience intellectuelle
  • Creation in 2018 of a consulting « SWAT Team » to help, as a volonteer, a dozen of companies per year with their business projects
  • Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil Foundation
    • President of the 2017 organizing committee of the Symphonie des Affaires benefit event
    • Ambassador of the 2016 Artephonie benefit event
    • President of the 2015 organizing committee of the Artephonie benefit event
    • Nomination as governor in 2014
    • President from 2009 to 2012 and treasurer from 2007 to 2009 and from 2012 to 2015
  • Expert for the Groupement des Chefs d’entreprise du Québec from 2015 to 2017
  • Accredited instructor by the CLD de Longueuil for the Succès Relève PME program
  • Member of the Canadian National Bank Bourse Jeunesse committee since 2014
  • Board of Directors member of the CLD Marguerite-D’Youville Local Investment Fund from 2003 to 2012
  • Honorary chairman of the 2011 Chambre de commerce Mont-Saint-Bruno awards gala
  • Recipient of the 2009 CA Émérite award from the Montérégie Regional CA Group
  • South Shore representant of the National Bank of Canada’s Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2009
  • Recipient of the 2007 Entreprise écoresponsable award from the Chambre de commerce Mont-Saint-Bruno
  • Honorary speaker on 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 in Saint-Amable from 1993 to 1997, responsible for the following portfolios: deputy mayor, recreation and culture, finances, urban planning
  • Active member of several business networks: South shore M&A Club, Wolfpack, Relève Montérégie (business transfer group on Montreal’s South Shore since 2005), FCAQ Authentiques since 1999
  • Attendance to many events held by the Montreal and Montérégie chambers of commerce