Mike is an associate in our Business Law Group. He advises clients on a variety of complex business transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, asset and share purchase transactions, corporate finance (debt and equity) and corporate re-organization. As part of his practice, he also advises clients on a broad range of general corporate and commercial matters including corporate governance, shareholders’ agreements and risk mitigation in commercial contracts.
Before Mike ventured into legal practice, he was a member of the Canadian National Swim Team from 2000 – 2012. He is a two-time Olympian, competing for Canada in the 2004 & 2008 Olympic Games, is a World Championship silver medallist and Commonwealth Games gold medallist in swimming.
Mike understands the dedication and hard work required for success in business. He helps clients achieve their goals by providing timely advice and guidance on their business needs. Mike advises on:
- Share and asset purchase agreements
- Loan agreements
- Equity financing
- Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts
- Corporate restructuring
- Corporate governance
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Not-for-profit corporations and charities
- Sport policy
- Business planning
- Commercial leases
- Partnership Agreements
Mike graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law where he was awarded the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Prize in recognition of the highest grade received in the Corporate Finance class of 2016. Prior to joining Cunningham Swan, Mike practiced business law at a major international law firm.