Recognized since 2015
Labour and Employment Law
Michael is recognized as one of Canada’s leading employment and labour lawyers by Chambers Global®, Who’s Who Legal® (Global Elite Thought Leader & Most Highly Regarded), Legal 500®, Best Lawyers® and Lexpert®. He is former Chair of each of the National Labour and Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and the Labour and Employment Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, widely published and frequently asked to chair or speak at international and national conferences.
Michael’s clients are national and international, public and private, and operate in a wide range of industries and sectors. Acclaimed for his strategic excellence and outstanding client service, says Chambers Global®, “Michael draws praise for satisfying the needs of even the most demanding clients and his specialist knowledge of union contract and negotiation issues, where he is described as “exceptional,” and impresses with his “phenomenal” work.”
Michael is the Chair of Skilled Trades Ontario (a Provincial Crown Agency under the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development) and sits on the board of directors of Skills Canada (Ontario), Support Ontario Youth and the Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario. He is a Past Executive Member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC), Past Corporate Chair of the LLSC’s Light The Night, and Past Chair of the Yves Landry Foundation.
Michael is the recipient of several awards including the Construction Institute of Canada’s Chancellor’s Award of Excellence, University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction, Canadian Interuniversity Sport Lester B. Pearson Award (now USports), and Canadian Franchise Association Volunteer Leadership Excellence Award.
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada™ 2022 for work in:
- Labour and Employment Law
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