Michael is a Partner in the Commercial Leasing Group and is Co-Chair of the department. His practice focuses primarily on commercial leasing transactions, including drafting and negotiating retail, office, and industrial leases, and ancillary documentation. Michael acts for both landlords and tenants of all sizes, including national landlords and international retailers with locations across Canada and the United States. Michael also represents individuals and corporations on real estate transactions, franchising, and various other commercial matters. Clients appreciate Michael’s responsiveness and ability to understand their goals.
Michael is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has co-chaired the national Canadian Law Conference. He is a frequent presenter, panelist, and moderator of sessions about the state of commercial leasing in Canada. He is named as one of Canada's repeatedly recommended property leasing lawyers by the Canadian Lexpert Directory and listed in Best Lawyers in Canada as 2023 Lawyer of the Year in Commercial Leasing Law.