Michael has been nationally and internationally recognized as a leading capital markets and US/Canada cross-border corporate lawyer in Canada. Michael’s practice focuses on corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters. He has advised clients in transactions involving the private placement and public offering of debt and equity securities, take-over bids, plans of arrangement, private equity fund formations and leveraged buy-outs. Michael acts as the firm’s US co-desk head and is responsible for various client development activities on behalf of the firm in the United States.
Michael has provided corporate, M&A and securities law advice to issuers and market participants in the telecommunications, media, automotive, robotics, life sciences, financial, real estate, semiconductor, mining, printing, food, electricity and general technology sectors. He has also advised private equity funds in the venture and buy-out sectors in connection with their formation and investment activities.