Mike Brown is an Associate in our Business Law group. He helps clients achieve their goals by providing timely advice and guidance on their business needs.

Before Mike ventured into the legal field, 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 graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in 2016 where he was awarded the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Prize in recognition of the highest grade received in the Corporate Finance class. Prior to joining Cunningham Swan, Mike practiced business law at a major international law firm where he gained extensive experience that supports him to this day.

Mike understands the dedication and hard work required for success in business, allowing him to skillfully advise his clients on a variety of complex transactions, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Share and asset purchase agreements
  • Corporate finance (debt and equity)
  • Corporate re-organization
  • Loan agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts
  • Corporate governance
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Not-for-profit corporations and charities
  • Sport policy
  • Incorporation
  • Business planning
  • Commercial leases
  • Partnership Agreements

On the weekends, you can find Mike at the lake with family and friends fishing, boating and enjoying a campfire.

Supporting Staff

Laura Herman

Laura Herman

ext. 8024
Law Clerk...
Dawn Hagerman

Dawn Hagerman

ext. 8032
Legal Assistant...
Stephanie Racine

Stephanie Racine

ext. 8033
Law Clerk...
Stephanie Williamson

Stephanie Bucholtz

ext. 8028
Legal Assistant...

Amanda Nugara

Legal Assistant...
Michael Brown




Practice Areas


  • B.A.
    University of Calgary
    Class of 2013
  • Canadian Securities Certificate
    Canadian Securities Institute
    Class of 2014
  • J.D.
    University of Ottawa
    Class of 2016


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Frontenac Law Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Policy and Governance Committee Member - Swim Ontario
  • Selection Committee Member - Swimming Canada
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