Michael Taylor


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Michael practices investment management and securities law. He focuses in the areas of:

  • registrant regulation
  • securities compliance
  • derivatives registration and documentation matters
  • hedge/pooled/private equity funds

Michael advises securities registrants throughout their securities registration and compliance lifecycles, including foreign and Canadian advisers, dealers and fund managers on registration and ongoing securities compliance matters. He 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.

He also advises both offshore and domestic hedge and private equity funds on the sale of their product in Canada and the regulatory aspects of private placements.

Additionally, Michael acts for investment funds and other entities that use derivatives, including:

  • negotiating the ISDA, futures and other standard documentation
  • advising on derivatives regulatory compliance matters


  • Franklin Templeton (NYSE:BEN), a global investment management organization, in its acquisition of Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM)

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids
  • Volunteer, BLG Client Counselling Competition

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2012
  • JD, Université de Toronto, 2011
  • BSc (Hons.), Université de Toronto, 2006