Michael Shortt

Michael Shortt


Recognized since 2024

Montréal, Quebec

Practice Areas

Communications Law

Information Technology Law

Intellectual Property Law

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Michael Shortt is a lawyer and trademark agent. His practice focuses on both litigation and transactional work, with an emphasis on the videogame and artificial intelligence industries. As a member of the Québec and Ontario bars, he advises clients on both common-law and civil-law matters.

As a litigator, Michael represents clients in intellectual property and commercial disputes. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario and Québec superior courts, and the Copyright Board. His litigation philosophy is based on obtaining cost-effective results through creative legal arguments. Michael has clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Quebec Superior Court, and worked as a research assistant for a well-known commercial arbitrator. This extensive judicial work experience allows him to bring a unique perspective to litigation and advocacy.

In his transactional work, Michael drafts and negotiates a range of commercial contracts, intellectual property licences, SaaS agreements, software development agreements, website terms and conditions, and videogame publishing contracts. He has worked for many clients in the artificial intelligence field, and has drafted contracts which reflect the unique needs of AI companies working on cutting-edge technologies.

Contact & Links
  • 800 Victoria Square, Suite 3500
    P.O. Box 242
    Montréal, QC H4Z 1E9

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

319 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

82 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Communications Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law


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