Mike Brown is an experienced Associate in our Business Law group.

Mike helps clients navigate the complexities of corporate and commercial law by providing tailored advice in a timely manner specific to a client’s needs. He advises clients through all stages of the business life cycle; from startup, through growth and expansion, and upon exit.

Prior to joining Cunningham Swan, Mike practiced corporate and commercial law at a major international law firm where he gained extensive experience advising clients on a variety of complex corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, corporate reorganization, and general commercial matters.

Before Mike ventured into the legal field, he competed for Canada in the 2004 & 2008 Olympic Games, won a silver medal at the 2005 World Championship and a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in swimming.

Mike understands the importance of attention to detail, hard work, and dedication required for success, allowing him to skillfully advise his clients on a variety of complex legal matters, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Purchase and sale of a business
  • Corporate finance (debt and equity)
  • Corporate re-organization
  • Business and succession planning
  • Corporate governance
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts
  • Commercial leases
  • Not-for-profit corporations and charities
  • Sport policy
  • Incorporation

In his free time, you can find Mike at the lake with family and friends, teaching his daughter to swim and enjoying the outdoors.

Supporting Staff

Laura Herman

ext. 8024
Law Clerk...
Dawn Hagerman

Dawn Hagerman

ext. 8032
Law Clerk...
Stephanie Racine

Stephanie Racine

ext. 8033
Law Clerk...

Stephanie Bucholtz

ext. 8028
Corporate Records Coordinator...

Sydney Bates

ext. 8039
Law Clerk...
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
  • Director – Swimming Natation Canada
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