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Year called to bar: 1982 (ON)
Michael Herman is a Toronto-based business law partner at Gowling WLG. He also serves as general counsel to the firm. Michael is a strategic adviser to a broad range of domestic and international clients, in particular, entrepreneurial, privately held companies and mid-market private equity funds and financial institutions. He advises these clients on M&A, corporate development, corporate finance, and other complex business matters. Recent transactions include acting on cross-border acquisitions of aerospace, food manufacturing, and professional services businesses, resolutions of disputes between shareholders of private companies, and institutional investments in private equity funds. In addition to his background in private practice, Michael spent a number of years in senior executive positions at several multi-national public corporations where he had responsibility for strategic planning, asset acquisitions and dispositions, strategic partnerships, debt and equity offerings, corporate governance, and other corporate-wide marketing and investor relations activities. In recent years, he has written and spoken extensively on M&A, private equity, and ethics. BCL, LLB McGill University (Gold Medal). Ontario Bar, 1982 (Treasurer’s Medal).