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Michael is a partner and co-chair of Osler’s Capital Markets Group, is chair of the Firm’s Audit Committee and is a former member of the Firm’s Partnership Board. He has been nationally and internationally recognized as a leading capital markets and cross-border corporate lawyer in Canada.

Michael’s practice focuses on capital markets, 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. He has also advised various pension funds in their investment activities and various private equity funds in connection with their formation and investment activities.


Practised corporate law in Boston from 1998-1999 and 2000-2004, returning to Canada in 2004. Co-Chair of the Capital Markets Group (2015-current); Elected member of the Firm’s Partnership Board (2015-2019); Chair of the Firm’s Audit Committee (2018-current).

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Ontario, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers


University of Toronto, LL.B.

University of Waterloo, B.A.Sc. (Hons)