Tel: +1 416 617 0533
Bar Admissions: Ontario, 2013
Michael takes a practical and strategic approach to solving complex problems.
Michael is a partner at Tyr LLP. His litigation practice includes commercial and civil matters, private arbitrations, public inquiries, investigations and class actions. Michael represents publicly-traded and privately-held companies, directors, officers, shareholders and professionals in all manner of disputes, before courts, arbitral tribunals and regulators.
Michael represents emerging and established companies in various sectors, including consumer products, energy, financial services, infrastructure, manufacturing, real estate and technology. Clients value the tact and judgment that Michael brings to complex and sensitive matters, and consult Michael on their obligations in the political sector, including elections finance, conflicts of interest and lobbying law. Michael has considerable experience advising businesses and individuals, including public officials, responding to inquiries from regulatory bodies and legislative committees.
Michael represents both plaintiffs and defendants in class actions. He is the Vice-Chair of an American Bar Association subcommittee on Class and Derivative Actions, the former editor of the Class Action chapter of the ABA's annually published Recent Developments in Corporate and Business Litigation, co-author of its Cross-Border and Multijurisdictional Proceedings chapter, and a contributing author to the fourth and fifth editions of Defending Class Actions in Canada.
When representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions, Michael uses his years of experience litigating medical negligence claims to help clients navigate the complex medical malpractice landscape at their time of need.
Michael teaches the Corporate Remedies course for the Professional LLM Program at Osgoode Hall, York University, and is a faculty advisor for the Ryerson LPP Trial Advocacy Training Workshop.
Michael has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star and in its 40 & Under list, and by Lexpert Canada as a “Repeatedly Recommended” Corporate Commercial litigator. Prior to joining Tyr LLP in October 2019, Michael practiced commercial and civil litigation at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.
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Co-Founder & Co-Chair, The Charter Project, a public awareness and education initiative regarding the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms