Michael Burkett is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group whose practice focuses on advising public and private companies and private equity investors on complex domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions, divestitures, going private transactions as well as public company governance and compliance issues. In addition, Michael also assists domestic, US and other international clients in connection with corporate finance, securities and general corporate commercial matters in Canada and has regularly acted on behalf of issuers and underwriters on initial public and secondary offerings, bought deals and private placement transactions. His practice covers a diverse spectrum of industry groups including infrastructure, manufacturing, technology, e-commerce, mining, food and beverage, financial services and agribusiness. In addition to his practice, Michael is a member of the firm’s Associates Committee and the Diversity Committee. Michael is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario and the American Bar Association. He has lectured on corporate law at York University’s Schulich Business School and acted as Adjunct Professor of Advanced Corporate Law at Western University Law School.