Michael is a partner in the Toronto office of Bennett Jones who specializes in corporate and securities law. He practices extensively in the capital markets area, with an emphasis on public and private offerings of securities, take-over bids and mergers & acquisitions. He acts for clients in a wide range of industries, particularly in the mining industry. A major area of focus of Michael's practice is representing clients in China, Hong Kong and other international markets. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. Prior to entering private practice, he was a lawyer at the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Ontario Securities Commission. Michael is recognized by a number of leading legal directories as a leading lawyer in Mining, including Lexpert®, Chambers Canada and Who's Who Legal.