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About Michael

Michael has a broad-based practice with a particular focus on construction litigation. His construction law practice involves resolving disputes for general contractors and subcontractors, specifically in the area of construction liens, contract claims and negligence claims. Michael assists clients in reviewing and revising construction contracts and subcontracts with a view to avoiding disputes before they arise. His approach focuses on aligning legal strategy with his clients’ long-term goals.

Michael also has experience with commercial litigation matters spanning various industries, including securities, financial services, technology and start-ups.

Before joining McInnes Cooper, Michael practiced at a Bay Street law firm. He frequently appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and has appeared before the Commercial List, which specializes in complex commercial matters. Michael has also authored a number of publications regarding updates to construction legislation in Ontario.

Michael is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.

Outside of the office, Michael remains up-to-date on news and current events, enjoys video games, and has an active interest in personal fitness.

Education

  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School (2015)
  • B.A. (Honours), Queen's University (2011)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2020)
  • Ontario (2016)

Languages

  • English