Michael Burns is a partner in the Capital Markets and M&A Group in the Toronto office. He provides advice on all facets of securities law with a particular emphasis on alternative investment funds, mutual funds and structured products. Michael has extensive experience in the structuring, offering and sale of both domestic and foreign-domiciled investment funds. Michael's securities law work includes a wide variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, take-over bids (hostile and friendly), proxy contests, private placements, rights offerings, and initial public offerings, acting on behalf of both issuers and underwriters/agents. Michael's corporate finance experience has included issuers in industries such as mining (both junior and senior issuers), technology, advertising/corporate communications, television/entertainment production, real estate investment trusts and transportation.
Michael provides on-going advice to public issuers concerning continuous disclosure obligations, shareholder communications, executive compensation, corporate governance, preparations for annual and special meetings as well as general corporate matters.