Michael advises public and private companies regarding mergers and acquisitions, financings, restructurings and general corporate law matters. He has represented and worked with clients in a broad range of transactions, including public and private financings of equity and debt, acquisitions and divestitures, arrangements, takeover bids and corporate reorganizations.
Michael also advises public company clients and their boards of directors on corporate governance, directors’ duties and responsibilities and securities regulatory compliance. In addition, he acts as counsel to special committees of boards of directors in related party transactions and other corporate transactions. Michael is the co-lead of the Corporate Governance Group. He was previously the head of the Business Services Group at Lawson Lundell.
Michael has also served as corporate secretary to a major electric utility and acted as general counsel to the utility’s subsidiary. Prior to obtaining his law degree, Michael worked as a special assistant to a federal cabinet minister in Vancouver and Ottawa from 1990 to 1993.