Michael, a partner at TDS, has been recognized by: (a) Lexpert, The Business Magazine for Lawyers, as a leader in the area of Corporate and Commercial Law; and (b) Best Lawyers™, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, in the field of Banking and Finance Law in Canada.
Michael has a general corporate and commercial practice, with an emphasis on: (a) financial services, which primarily involves representing financial institutions on secured lending transactions; and (b) property and development, which primarily involves advising on acquisitions and divestitures, development matters and leasing matters.
Michael also frequently acts as Manitoba counsel for law firms and businesses located in other jurisdictions. As a result, he is often consulted on matters concerning Manitoba limited partnerships and legal opinions.
Prior to joining TDS, Michael was an associate at Torys LLP in Toronto.
Michael is also a member of the Nominating Committee at TDS.
University of Manitoba, LL.B., 1999
University of Winnipeg, B.A., 1996
Included in the 2024 of Best Lawyers™ in Canada directory in the field of Banking and Finance Law (since 2022).
Mike has been recognized by Lexpert, The Business Magazine for Lawyers, and is including in the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate and Commercial Law.
While in law school, Mike was the recipient of 15 academic awards and scholarships for the highest standing in various courses, the highest standing in second year law and the third-highest standing in both first and third year law.
Big Brother Mentor at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg
Ward Visitor at the Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg
Board Member of St. Mary’s Academy Foundation, Inc.
Board Member of Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
Board Member of Altema Asset Management Inc.
Past Member of the United Way Major Donors Executive Committee
Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Manitoba Marathon Foundation
Past Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Alphonsus School, Inc.
Michael has undertaken numerous speaking engagements and presentations and has prepared various articles and other materials on matters concerning limited partnerships, legal opinions, loan agreements, secured lending transactions and other corporate and commercial matters.
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