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Year called to bar: 2005
Michael is a partner in the Banking and Finance Group at Goodmans. He has represented both domestic and international lenders and borrowers in a broad range of financing transactions, including corporate lending, acquisition finance, credit restructurings, construction loans, private placements, and bond offerings. Clients represented in the banking and finance area have included The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C., JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Postmedia Network Inc., Richardson GMP Limited, and Four Seasons Hotels Limited. Michael is recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2015 through 2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada for banking and finance law, and is recognized as a “Rising Star” in banking and finance by IFLR 1000. Michael previously practised with a large international law firm in New York from 2001 until 2005. Called to the Bars of New York (2001) and Ontario (2005).
Postmedia Network Inc. (Postmedia) completed the acquisition of Sun Media Corporation’s (Sun Media) English language newspapers and speciality publications, as well as digital properties including the Sun chain of dailies, consisting of The Toronto Sun, The Ottawa Sun, The Winnipeg Sun, The Calgary Sun and The Edmonton Sun, as well as The London Free Press and the free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver, from Quebecor Media Inc. (the Sun Media Acquisition).