Michael J. Fortier
Michael J. Fortier
Partner at Torys LLP
(416) 865-8147
(416) 865-7380
79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Partner in Torys’ Environmental and Indigenous Law practices. Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Aboriginal Law Section. Work includes negotiations with Indigenous peoples and regulatory agencies; consultation and accommodation and free, prior, informed consent; and environmental assessments. Practice includes approval hearings, civil litigation, mediation, negotiation and regulatory prosecutions. Acted in a mediation or intermediary role to successfully resolve disputes. Provides regulatory advice on a range of environmental, health and safety issues. Assists buyers, sellers, lenders, borrowers, underwriters and investors through all the environmental and Indigenous law aspects of transactions. Ontario Bar, 2002, BA (cum laude), 1997, Dartmouth College. MES (Environmental Decision Making), 2001, York University. LLB, 2001, Osgoode Hall Law School.
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Spear Street Capital LLC and its affiliates acquired the interests of BlackBerry Limited and its affiliates in the majority of BlackBerry’s real estate holdings in Canada located in Waterloo, Cambridge, Mississauga and Ottawa, Ontario, for approximately $305 million.