Michael Urbani is a partner in the firm's Corporate and Securities Group. Michael has a diversified corporate practice focused on corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He is also a member of the firm's Professional Ethics Committee. Michael acts for private and public entities and investment dealers in public financings and private placements in Canada and the United States, as well as on take-over bids, and mergers and acquisitions involving public and private corporations. He also acts for private and public corporations on corporate governance and general corporate and commercial matters. He acts for clients in various industries including mining, high tech, biotech, hospitality, communications and forest products. Michael is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Vancouver Bar Association and the Vancouver Board of Trade. Prior to joining Stikeman Elliott in 2012, Michael was a partner in the business law group of another Canadian national law firm.