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  • Bar Admission, Ontario, 1986
  • J.D. Osgoode Hall Law School, 1984
  • B.A. York University, 1981

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Real Estate

  • Member of Advocates Society

Co-author of “FRANCHISEE ASSOCIATIONS IN CANADA”, Carswell, 2011

Profile

Michael has over 25 years experience as a litigator. His practice primarily focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on franchise, business and shareholder disputes.  Michael has appeared as counsel in all levels of Court in Ontario including the Court of Appeal and a variety of administrative tribunals.  Michael has reported decisions at both the trial and appeal level. Michael teaches trial advocacy at Osgoode Hall Law School.
 
Additionally, Michael provides strategic advice in all aspects of business litigation, recognizing that litigation is not always an end in and to itself, but a means to an end.  
 
Michael also has significant expertise in litigating franchise disputes on behalf of franchisors, franchisee associations and franchisees, which requires unique skills and experience.  This experience ranges from appearing as counsel in mediations/ arbitrations to appearing at Court to either obtain, or challenge, interim and interlocutory injunctive relief.  
 
Michael also has significant experience in real estate, particularly commercial.