Michael practises corporate and securities law with particular emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment fund management and corporate governance.
In his M&A practice, Michael advises acquirers and target companies in friendly and hostile takeover bids, plans of arrangements, reverse takeovers and other business combinations.
He represents public and private issuers, underwriters and institutional investors in a wide range of financing transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, private placements and royalty and streaming transactions as part of his corporate finance practice.
In his investment fund practice, Michael advises Canadian and international investment funds, hedge funds and investment fund managers in connection with the formation, offering and management of retail and exempt investment funds, fund reorganizations and mergers, dealer and advisor registration matters, compliance and disclosure obligations, and fund governance.
Michael is one of the founders of BLG's Startup & GrowTM Initiative, offering legal solutions tailored to entrepreneurs, startups and early-stage companies, primarily in the technology sector. He also has considerable expertise in the mining sector.