Michael is a member of our Business Structures & Transactions, Real Estate and Banking & Finance practices.
Michael has provided course materials and lectured at Saint Mary's University for the course "Introduction to Real Estate Management I and II". He has also presented papers at the annual International Council of Shopping Centres' Canadian Law Conference entitled "Commercial Leasing in Atlantic Canada" and "Professional Responsibility in the David and Goliath Context" and "Iron Clad Case" (2012). Michael also presented papers to the local chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association on a range of issues including "Rights and Remedies of Commercial Landlords" and "Green Leases".
Michael provides advice for acquisition, development and financing for both public and private sector developments. He has also provided advice on the acquisition for public utility and other of lands and rights for wind power and biomass generation facilities. Michael also provides services for banks and other institutions respecting various forms of financing, including P-3 type developments. He also is general counsel to numerous entities (public and private) in general operations of commercial facilities, including commercial leasing.
On a Personal Note
Michael has served our community in various capacities over the past many years, including sitting on the board of directors of numerous organizations including the Builders Owners and Managers Association and the Fort Sackville Foundation. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres. In his spare time he enjoys playing piano, salmon fishing, golf, and competitive sailing.
· Canadian Bar Association
· Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
· Building Owners and Managers Association
· International Council of Shopping Centres