199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
Michael advises a wide variety of financial institutions and corporate clients on corporate lending, debt restructuring and general corporate matters with special expertise in structuring and documenting domestic financing transactions, cross-border financing transactions, syndications, acquisition financings, asset-based financings, project financings, high yield offerings, subordinated debt arrangements and structured finance. He also has extensive experience in buying and selling businesses and in structuring shareholder arrangements. Michael has advised lenders and borrowers in financing transactions across a wide range of industries and sectors, including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, energy, financial services, general manufacturing, health care, mining, pulp and paper, retail, steel, technology, telecommunications and transportation. Michael has been an instructor for the practice skills portion of the Law Society of Ontario’s Bar Admission Course. He has also spoken publicly and delivered papers on various topics relating to commercial lending.
On November 30, 2018, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (“ESAI”) concluded its comprehensive restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by way of the sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc. (“ASI”).