Michael is a partner in the Tax and Private Equity practices. He has a broad practice with a particular focus on cross-border taxation. He works with major Canadian, US and other publicly traded companies, private equity and hedge funds, and tax-exempt institutions on investments, divestments, financings, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and real estate and resource projects. Michael provides counsel on disputes with tax authorities and has particular expertise in international tax issues and transfer pricing matters. He also advises individuals on estate planning, personal trusts, and immigration and emigration matters. A frequent speaker at tax conferences in Canada and abroad, Michael has published extensively in a variety of tax periodicals and has lectured on taxation at McGill University and Université de Montréal. He is a councillor and secretary of the Canadian branch of the International Fiscal Association. Select Recognition: The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers; Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada.