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Michael is an associate at Hall Webber LLP practicing in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property and corporate law. Michael works with a wide range of creative professionals, including both emerging and established television & film producers, music producers, recording artists, visual artists, authors, actors, photographers, directors, composers, songwriters, screenwriters, and graphic designers.
Michael supports his clients by negotiating and drafting agreements, and providing advice on the development, production and exploitation of television, film, music, digital media, and publishing projects. He also works with clients on matters of intellectual property protection and enforcement, errors and omissions review, and interim financing.
In addition to his legal practice, Michael is currently the Vice Chair and Chief Legal Officer on the Board of Directors for SuiteLife Arts for Youth, a non-profit organization that provides arts education and programs for Toronto’s youth.
Michael also has a depth of experience in various creative industries. He is a lifelong musician and is always looking to learn new instruments, including guitar, drums, banjo, piano and trombone. He is the producer and creative director for the NBA podcast, “Back to the Basket”, which stems from Michael’s passion for basketball and his beloved Toronto Raptors. In law school, Michael was also the Managing Editor of the Queen’s Law Student Newspaper, Juris Diction.
Called to Ontario Bar,2017
Juris Doctor, Queen's University, 2016
Bachelor of Arts (International Dev't Studies), University of King's College, 2012
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Queen’s Law Prize in Copyright Law, 2015
Queen’s Law Prize in Constitutional Law, 2014
AFFILIATIONS & DESIGNATIONS
Law Society of Upper Canada
SuiteLife Arts for Youth - Vice Chair & Chief Legal Officer - Board of Directors
Artists' Legal Advice Services - Volunteer