Mike is a senior litigation and administrative law counsel. He has extensive experience in the municipal law area, particularly before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and Boards involving environmental, expropriation and other matters. He has extensive experience in processing developments in the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario, including the Oak Ridges Moraine area. He is past external counsel for the City of Toronto for the development of the Railway Lands, including the SkyDome Precinct, and acted for the City of Burlington in the application for the first major regional waste management undertaking to be heard under the Environmental Assessment Act before a Joint Board. He acted for the Ottawa Senators before the OMB leading to the approval of the "Palladium", formerly Corel Stadium, now Scotiabank Place, in the Ottawa area.
Mike was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1979. Mike is selected as one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada by Lexpert and American Lawyer Media. He is also recognized as a leading practitioner in Toronto in land use planning work in the Canadian Legal Directory by Lexpert. He has written articles in the areas of municipal planning, municipal finance and environmental matters.