Resume of Louis S. St.Laurent II
ADDRESS: 9881 NW 54 Place
Coral Springs, Florida 33076
Tel: (954) 346-0073
Fax: (954) 755-3100
Cellular-voice mail: (954) 295-1523
MARITAL STATUS: Married, two children.
Grandfather, Louis S. St.Laurent, attorney and former Minister of Justice, Minister of External Affairs and Prime Minister of Canada (1948-1957).
Father, Jean-Paul St.Laurent, attorney and former member of Canadian House of Commons (1952-1958).
Uncle, Renault St.Laurent, attorney and former President of the Canadian Bar Association.
Wife, Ellen St.Laurent, attorney and former Assistant State Attorney for Twentieth Judicial Circuit in Florida. Presently serving as Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, Florida, serving as prosecutor in Economic Crimes Unit.
1952-1957-Loyola High School, Montreal.
1957-1959-Loyola College, Montreal.
1960-1961-University of Tampa.
1961-1964-Law degree, Stetson College of Law, St.Petersburg, Florida.
1965-1967-Partner St.Laurent & Garst, private practice of law in Bradenton, Florida. Partner elected County Judge.
1967-1969-Assistant General Counsel, Florida State Road Department.
1968-Assigned temporarily to Governor's office during legislative session to review legislation and write veto messages for Governor.
1969-1980-Chief Assistant State Attorney for five counties of South West Florida with offices in Fort Myers, Naples and Punta Gorda. Headed staff of 40 prosecutors and investigators. Worked with outside law enforcement agencies on joint investigations, including Ontario Provincial Police and Montreal Police organized crime section. Headed major mortgage and land fraud investigations and prosecution in Southwest Florida. Was an alternate member of the first fraud committee established by the Florida legislature and made up of various elected officials to coordinate major fraud investigations throughout the State of Florida.
1980-1983-President of marketing firm in Florida Keys and private practice of law.
1983-1993-Private practice of law in Miami.
1994-to 2000-Legal Counsel for Lee County Sheriff's Department.
1997-to 2000-Legal Counsel for Hendry County Sheriff's Department.
1997-1998-Legal Counsel for Glades County Sheriff's Department.
1997-2004-Legal Counsel, District 12 (Broward, Dade and Monroe), Federation of Mobile Home Owners Associations of Florida.
1999-2011-Legal Counsel, District 12 A (Palm Beach and Martin counties).
1999-2005-Legal Counsel, District 7 (Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties) Federation of Mobile Home Owners Associations of Florida.
2004-2009-Legal Counsel, Lee County Office of Sheriff.
2004-2009-Legal Counsel, Hendry County Office of Sheriff.
1993-to date-Private practice of law in Coral Springs, Florida specializing in representing mobile home park, condominium, and cooperative resident associations, corporation law, victims of large fraud related cases, and legal advisor to several sherrif's departments. Real estate closings.
POLITICAL & CIVIC BACKGROUND:
1957-Involved in political campaign of father, Jean-Paul St.Laurent, Liberal candidate for Temiscouata.
1958-In charged of campaign office workers for Liberal candidate for N.D.G.
1964-Founded Stetson College of Law Young Republican club and became it's first president.
1965- General Counsel- Florida Young Republicans.
1966- President Manatee County Young Republican Club.
1966-Candidate for Florida House of Representative from Manatee County, Florida.
1968-North Florida Campaign Coordinator for U.S. Senator Edward Gurney in his first successful race.
1972-Campaign Manager for Frank Wanicka elected Sheriff of Lee County.
1972-1982-Finance Chairman for Lee County for Congressman, L.A. "Skip" Bafalis.
1974-Florida West Coast Coordinator for Jerry Thomas, Candidate for Governor and former President of the Florida Senate.
1978-Campaign Manager for successful re-election of Joseph D'Alessandro, State Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida.
1982-State Campaign and Finance Committee for candidate for Governor of Florida, L. A. "Skip" Bafalis.
1982-Chairman, Bafalis for Governor Anti-Crime Strike Force. Group of statewide prosecutors, sheriffs, police chiefs, legislators, public defenders, criminal law professors and prominent citizens created by Congressman Bafalis to recommend tougher laws in Florida for violent crimes.
1986-Campaign Manager for Frederick Mann, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge in Miami.
1990-Campaign Finance Committee for Eleana Ros Letinen, elected to U.S. House of Representative in 1990 from Miami.
1992-Campaign Committee for successful re-election of Lee County Sheriff, John McDougall.
1998-Campaign Committee for election of Ellyn Bogdanoff, Candidate for State Senate. Broward County, Coordinated campaign in Hendry County.
1998-Member of Broward Leadership Coalition for a Change.
1998-Elected Board of Directors of Canadafest, Inc.
1998- Legal Counsel-Le Soleil de la Floride (French Canadian newspaper published in Hollywood,Florida).
1999- to date-President and Legal Advisor of Canadafest, Inc., (Annual Canadian festival with City of Hollywood, Florida, which attracted 250,000 visitors to the two day festival in 1999).
2001-to date-President of Griffon Graphics, Inc., owner and publisher of the largest French newspaper in Florida, Le Soleil de La Floride and "Acces Floride" French Tourist Guide For Florida, located in Hollywood, Florida.
2004-Campaign Advisor for Hendry County Sheriff Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
2004-Campaign Advisor for Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott.
2008-Campaign Advisor for Hendry County Sheriff Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
2008-Campaign Advisor for Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott.