Michael is recognized as one of Canada’s leading Employment & Labour lawyers by Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal (Global Elite Thought Leader), Legal 500,Best Lawyersand Lexpert®. He is Managing Partner of Sherrard Kuzz LLP, and represents a wide range of employers and employer associations, public and private, national and international. Says Chambers Global, “Michael draws praise for satisfying the needs of even the most demanding clients and his specialist knowledge of union contract and negotiation issues, where he is described as 'exceptional,' and impresses with his 'phenomenal' work.” In 2020, the Government of Ontario appointed Michael Chair of the important Skilled Trades Panel, to advise the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Michael is former Chair of the National Labour and Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and the Labour and Employment Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, and frequently asked to chair or speak at international and national conferences. He received the Construction Institute of Canada Chancellor’s Award of Excellence, University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction, U Sports Lester B. Pearson Award & Canadian Franchise Association Volunteer Leadership Excellence Award.