Michael Otto


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Michael maintains a broad business law practice with expertise in Canadian and US corporate and commercial law, M&A and financing.

Michael regularly advises Canadian and international companies, families and entrepreneurs on significant transactions, including the purchase and sale of foreign and domestic companies, buy-outs, estate freezes, and reorganizations. He is experienced in providing advice at all stages of a deal, from the negotiation and drafting of letters of intent and purchase agreements to the efficient and cost-effective execution of due diligence and closing matters.

Apart from his transactional work, Michael regularly advises clients on various day-to-day legal matters, including corporate governance, commercial contracts, shareholder agreements, regulatory compliance, bank financing, and security issues.


  • McGill University, B.A. (First-Class Honours)
  • McGill University (Faculty of Law), B.C.L. and LL.B.
  • Canadian Securities Institute, CSC

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  • Ontario
  • New York