A partner in Torkin Manes’ Construction Law and Commercial Litigation Groups, Michael’s practice encompasses all aspects of the construction and real estate development sectors, including construction and commercial litigation at both trial and appellate levels.
In his practice, Michael combines his exceptional advocacy skills with his strong business acumen to help his clients, including developers, contractors, public and private corporations, and entrepreneurs, achieve effective, timely, and cost-efficient resolutions.
One of Canada’s leading construction lawyers, Michael's practice includes dispute resolution of claims relating to infrastructure, commercial, residential, and industrial construction projects, as well as joint venture and partnership agreements. He is experienced in construction lien actions, trial and appellate litigation, domestic and international arbitrations and cross-border litigation.
As a testament to his outstanding counsel, Michael has been consistently recognized as a leader in construction law by his clients, peer group and the construction industry, including in esteemed legal publications, such as The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada© and Benchmark Litigation.
Credentials & Affiliations
- Ontario Bar, 1981
- LLB, University of Windsor, 1979
- Canadian Bar Association