- Banking & Financial - Insolvency & Receiverships
- Litigation-Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Receivership
|University ||University of Alberta, B.Sc., Mathematics, 1975|
|Law School||University of Alberta, LL.B., 1979|
|Admitted||1980, Alberta; 2002, Appointed Queen's Counsel|
Michael carries on a litigation practice focused primarily on bankruptcy and insolvency matters and commercial and corporate litigation. He has appeared in all levels of Courts in Alberta and in the Supreme Court of Canada on several occasions.
Michael has published articles and case comments for a number of legal publications, including the Canadian Bankruptcy Reports and Alberta Law Reports, and has prepared and delivered papers for many organizations including Legal Education Society of Alberta, Canadian Bar Association, Insight, Canadian Insolvency Practitioners Association, Canadian Institute and Insolvency Institute of Canada.
Michael's articles have occasionally been referred to by the Courts including to the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
- Law Society of Alberta
- Edmonton Bar Association
- Insolvency Institute of Canada, Charter Member
- Board of Directors, Edmonton Flying Club
Awards and Achievements
- Recognized in the 2009 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a "Leader Practitioner" in the practice area of Insolvency
- Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2009 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
- Recognized as a "Leading Practitioner" in the practice area of Insolvency Litigation by the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
- Recognized as a "Leading Practitioner" in the practice area of Insolvency by the 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
- Selected by peers for inclusion in the seventh edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
- Former Lecturer and Course Head, Alberta Bar Admission Course - Creditors' Rights; Collections
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