Michael has been recognized by Lexpert, The Business Magazine for Lawyers, and as a leader in the area of Corporate and Commercial Law.

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, leasing matters and financing 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 Management Committee and the Business Development Committee at TDS.

  • Primary Practice Area

    Financial Services

  • Services

    Financial Services

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Government & Regulatory

    Property & Development



    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

    Agency Services

  • Education

    University of Manitoba, LL.B., 1999
    University of Winnipeg, B.A., 1996

  • Industries

    Agribusiness and Agri-Food

    Financial Services

    Health Care

    Commercial Real Estate & Property Development 


  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, 2000

  • Achievements

    Included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers™ in Canada in the field of Banking and Finance Law

    Mike has been recognized by Lexpert, The Business Magazine for Lawyers, as a leader 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.

  • In the Community

    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.

    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.

  • Speaking Engagements

    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.