Michael Burns provides advice on all facets of capital markets and securities law with an emphasis on alternative investment funds, alternative and conventional mutual funds and structured products. He has extensive experience in the structuring, offering and sale of domestic and foreign-domiciled investment funds. Michael is recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2020) as a repeatedly recommended lawyer in the area of investment funds and asset management, and by Who’s Who Legal: Canada (2020) as a leader in private funds.
Representing issuers as well as underwriters / agents, Michael assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, hostile and friendly takeover bids, proxy contests, private placements, rights offerings and initial public offerings. His industry knowledge spans the mining, technology, advertising, television and entertainment, and transportation sectors.
Michael provides ongoing guidance to public issuers on continuous disclosure obligations, shareholder communications, executive compensation, corporate governance, preparations for annual and special meetings, as well as general corporate matters.