About Michael

Michael is a Partner in our Halifax office. He practices management-side labour and employment law in various jurisdictions, and regularly assists clients with a wide range of human resources matters, including collective bargaining and collective agreement administration; employee terminations; accommodation; contract drafting; and policy reviews. Michael also represents employers in related litigation, including wrongful dismissal claims; grievance arbitrations; human rights complaints; union certification applications; workers’ compensation; and occupational health and safety matters. His practice extends to advising on a variety of pension-related issues.

Michael represents both federally and provincially regulated employers and has appeared before labour arbitrators, tribunals and courts in multiple provinces, including Nova Scotia, Ontario, and British Columbia. He is a member of CACE (the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers), the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association.

He has been listed in Best Lawyers® 2022.


  • J.D., Dalhousie University (2012)
  • M.A. (Creative Writing), University of Windsor (2007)
  • B.A. (English), Dalhousie University (2005)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2013)
  • Ontario (2020)