Michael practices municipal, land use planning, and development law. He has represented public and private sector clients in a wide range of matters, including municipal governance, municipal by-law compliance and enforcement, freedom of information applications, municipal conflict of interest investigations and appeals, and municipal election applications; minor variance applications and consents, official plan and zoning by-law amendments, site plan approval, and development charge appeals; plans of subdivision approvals, plans of condominium approvals, the drafting of municipal by-laws and policies, and the drafting of municipal and development agreements.
Before joining the firm, Michael worked at a mid-sized firm in Southwestern Ontario. He primarily represented public sector and private sector clients in municipal, land use planning, development, and condominium law. He had the further privilege of being the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s first articling student, a mostly-rural municipality in Southwestern Ontario -- where he primarily represented the municipality in municipal, land use planning, development, and municipal liability law.
Michael enjoys volunteering in faith-based meal centres and emergency shelters, baking, and gardening in his free time.
Education and Designations
B.A. (Hons) University of Toronto
J.D. University of Ottawa