Prior to her admission to the Québec Bar in 1993, Luise had been a member of the Québec Chamber of Notaries, where she had been admitted in 1989, after having received the Diplôme en Droit Notarial (“Diploma of Notarial Studies”) from the University of Sherbrooke, where she had also obtained her degree in Québec Civil Law (LL.B.) in 1988 and received the Prix de la Chambre des Notaires (“Chamber of Notaries Award”), for having obtained the highest average among the students from the graduating class registered for notarial studies in their final year.
Her practice as a notary included sales and mortgages, estates, curatorships and legal name changes.
From 1993 to 1999, Luise worked for Lette & Associates after having worked as a law student and articling with the firm. Her practice included real estate law, estate law and legal research.
After having worked mainly in leasing and real estate departments both in-house for companies and for two major law firms in Montréal, Luise returned to Lette & Associates in 2007.
Luise grew up in a German-speaking household and is also fluent in English and French. Prior to her law studies she decided to expand her linguistic abilities and, in 1981, completed a Bachelor of Arts at McGill University, majoring in Russian and Slavic Studies, with a minor concentration in Japanese language. After having worked in notarial environments, she enrolled in law studies at the University of Sherbrooke.
Due to her notarial background, a large part of Luise’s practice is focused on real estate law, wills and estates. She also works in labour law, assists clients in preparation of employment contracts, severance agreements and advises them with respect to their obligations as employers. She also reviews and drafts business contracts, such as distribution, agency and service agreements.