Michael draws on his strong communication skills and meticulous attention to detail to provide lenders and borrowers with pragmatic legal advice on complex financing projects. He is a dedicated team player and works tirelessly to advance his clients' interests and resolve issues in a timely manner.
Michael is a member of the firm’s Financial Services Group. He advises clients across a broad range of industries on corporate and commercial lending transactions, including bilateral and syndicated financings, asset-based lending, real estate financings, cross-border financings, venture debt and subordinated debt.
Represented Stonebridge Financial Corporation, a Toronto-based financial services firm with a focus on financial advisory and arranging of project financings in the infrastructure and energy sectors, in the closing of a long-term, fixed rate debt financing for Crown Ridge Health Care Services Inc.
Assisted KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., with its US$285 million cross-border financing for HR Ottawa, L.P., in connection with the redevelopment of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Acted as legal counsel to San Cristobal Mining Inc.,
a private mining company formed under the laws of British Columbia, in its
acquisition of Minera San Cristóbal S.A. and all associated assets from
Sumitomo Corporation, as well as a related equity financing and two debt
Author, "Analyzing COVID-19’s Impact on Asset-Based Lending in Canada: Current Landscape and Future Outlook," Aird & Berlis LLP, September 28, 2023.