1000 de la Gauchetière St W, Suite 900, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2008
Michael’s practice encompasses all aspects of labour, employment, human rights, and privacy law. He counsels employers on effective human resources management and workplace matters, including hirings, dismissals and disciplinary measures, employment agreements, workplace policies and investigations, discrimination and harassment claims, electronic communications and social media issues, and more. He also developed an expertise in covenants and confidentiality agreements, workplace restructurings, language issues, access to information and privacy law issues, and bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings. Michael regularly assists with employment matters affecting the purchase and sale of businesses in Canada, such as retention and incentive compensation plans. He provides Indigenous businesses and band councils with counsel and representation for labour relations issues affecting their workforces. He has appeared before courts and tribunals in Québec and is regularly involved in employment litigation, collective bargaining and grievance arbitration. Michael was recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2021) of The Best Lawyers in Canada(Labour and Employment Law), as well as in the 2021 and 2019 editions of Benchmark Canada as a Future Star. Called to the Québec Bar in 2007.