About Mike

Mike became a Partner at Lakefield in 2018, and has been with the firm for more than two decades. The loyalty reflected in his resume is found in his work — Mike works diligently and passionately to provide the best possible counsel for his clients. He specializes in bankruptcy and debt collection, employment law & labour law, and litigation. He is adept at providing advice and representation from formation through to termination of relationships for both employers and employees. Having litigated  in the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal, and in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Mike understands the full potential in each case.

He’s also heavily involved with many legal entities, including the Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Center for Professional Legal Education, Lorman Education Services, and their local counterparts. Aside from his varied legal accomplishments, Mike is the author of The Battle of Vimy Ridge: Wall of Fire, published in 2009. As a history buff, Mike would love to travel through time, meeting historical greats like Julius Caesar.

Representative Work
  • Providing advice and representation at the formation of, during the life of and following termination of employment relationships, both for employers and employees
  • Litigation in the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal, and in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
  • Advise and assist lenders in recovering unpaid amounts, including enforcing mortgages and security agreements
  • Commercial litigation, such as shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, litigation arising from sale of shares and breach of contract
  • Advise and assist owners, contractors and subcontractors with builders’ liens
Education
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1998
  • Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1999
  • Leadership Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan (Extension Division), 2005-2006
Memberships/Affiliations
  • Chair, Canadian Bar Association, Civil Litigation North Section
  • Facilitator, Canadian Center for Professional Legal Education, Oral Advocacy and Civil Litigation Modules
  • Presenter, Lorman Education Services
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch
  • Member, Saskatoon Bar Association

Articles
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