Michael is one of Canada’s leading employment and labour lawyers recognized by Chambers Global®, Who’s Who Legal® (Most Highly Regarded), Legal 500® and Lexpert®. He is a former Chair of the National Labour and Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and the Labour and Employment Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.
Michael represents clients in a broad range of industries and sectors. His clients are domestic and foreign, public and private, unionized and non-unionized, and range in size and complexity of operations from small, single-location enterprises to large, multi-site, multinational corporations.
Michael is acclaimed for his strategic excellence and ability to identify and broker agreement in the most difficult and acrimonious of circumstances. Says Chambers Global®, “Michael draws praise for satisfying the needs of even the most demanding clients and his specialist knowledge of union contract and negotiation issues, where he is described as “exceptional,” and impresses with his “phenomenal” work.”
Michael is frequently published and asked to chair or speak at international and national conferences. He is the recipient of several awards including the Construction Institute of Canada’s Chancellor’s Award of Excellence, University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Lester B. Pearson Award, and Canadian Franchise Association Volunteer Leadership Excellence Award.