“Well regarded by sources as a top-tier securitisation lawyer. He is at the forefront of structured asset-backed lending, secured lending and aircraft financing”.
- Chambers Global
Michael's practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on structured asset-backed financing, securitization, private M&A, capital markets, secured lending, aircraft financing and derivatives. He has represented issuers and underwriters on various public and private securitizations and sellers and conduit sponsors on asset-backed commercial paper transactions. Michael has particular experience in the broad financial services industry, involving numerous asset classes, including residential and commercial mortgages, auto loans and leases, personal lines of credit, credit cards and trade receivables.
Michael is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in capital markets, asset and equipment finance/leasing and asset securitization by the industry’s best known directories and guides to legal talent.
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets: securitisation (2016-2019)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in equipment finance law, securities law and structured finance law (2006-2015, 2019)
Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in asset securitization (2009-2019) and banking and financial institutions (2013-2016)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Structured finance law lawyer of the year (2018) (Toronto)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Equipment Finance Law Lawyer of the Year (2018)
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in banking and finance: securitization (2009-2018)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in asset securitization; banking and financial institutions; asset equipment finance/leasing; derivative instruments; corporate commercial law; corporate finance and securities (2013-2018)
Law Business Research's Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Leading lawyer in transport (2014), aviation (2015)
Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Leading lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity (2009-2012)