Stephen is a leading financial services lawyer, who provides clients with practical legal advice related to banking, financial institution regulation, fintech, payment cards and payment mechanisms. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in these areas.
Stephen has detailed knowledge of anti-money laundering, cost of borrowing, credit business practices, privacy and consumer protection regulatory compliance requirements. He also has substantial expertise in payments products and co-branded cards tied to loyalty programs.
Stephen is the National Group Head for Specialized Business Law, comprised of Financial Services, Commercial Real Estate, Intellectual Property and Tax, and is a member of the Firm's National Management Committee. He is the Co-Chair of the firm's Innovation Thought Leadership Committee and has extensive experience creating innovative and efficient solutions for clients, and using innovative tools and technologies. Michael also is a member of the Derivatives group which has been recognized as Global Capital’s Canadian Law Firm of the Year for derivatives, an award it has received every year since 2014.