Michael obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick. Prior to beginning his legal studies, Michael obtained an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Dalhousie University.
Michael practices in the areas of corporate law, pension law, tax law, litigation and wills, estates and trusts.
Michael works with accountants to provide tax advice and tax plan implementation for individuals, public and private corporations, charitable and non-profit organizations and other entities in connection with the establishment of business structures, corporate re-organizations, purchase and sale transactions, succession planning and other matters.
Michael represents taxpayers in all manners of tax disputes against the Canada Revenue Agency, at all administrative and court levels. Michael also represents clients in rectification applications to correct errors that would otherwise lead to significant unintended tax consequences.
Michael provides advice to pension plan sponsors, administrators, employee groups and governments in all areas of the pensions and benefits field, including pension standards legislation, guidelines, common law requirements, pension governance requirements and pension issues arising from corporate transactions.