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Year called to bar: 2006
With a rigorous approach, robust capital markets experience, and industry-leading knowledge in the REIT and real estate sectors, Michael has a long track record of helping issuers and securities dealers advance their objectives through all aspects of their capital markets activities. Michael’s practice focuses on capital markets and securities law matters, with deep knowledge of securities regulation and corporate finance matters. He routinely acts for issuers and securities dealers in public and private equity and debt financings across multiple industry sectors, including numerous IPOs. Michael also advises Canadian reporting issuers in various industry sectors on regulatory compliance matters, including listings (both domestic and cross-border), governance and disclosure issues. Michael also has industry-leading experience working with clients in the REIT and real estate sectors: with broad market awareness, he supports leading Canadian REITs and other prominent real estate entities in respect of their securities law and capital markets activities.
On June 6, 2017, Village Farms International, Inc. (Village Farms) and Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc., together with its affiliates (Emerald), entered into a definitive agreement to form a joint venture for large-scale, high-quality, low-cost cannabis production. Under the terms of the agreement, Village Farms initially contributed a 1.1-million square-foot greenhouse facility in Delta, BC.