Louise Martin-Valiquette was born in Montreal, Canada. She is an attorney who, primarily, advises clients concerning cross-border transactions, corporate structure, and international distribution and trade. She is admitted to practice law before the courts of the State of New York and the Province of Quebec, Canada. She is, currently, adjunct Professor of International Trade Law at Pace University, Westchester, New York, and was the recipient, in 2008, of the Averell Harriman International Trade Award for Service Provider of the Year, and, in 2009, the Apex Award for outstanding service provider in the International Business category, awarded by the Westchester County Association. Ms. Valiquette has a national and international practice based in Ossining, New York. She is fluent in English, French, and Italian, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.