Mike is a partner with ATAC LAW. He is both a lawyer and a professional engineer. He advises clients on a wide range of matters including all business issues, technology licensing, dispute resolution and professional liability. In addition, Mike is licensed to appear before all administrative tribunals in Canada. Mike has also appeared for clients before the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Previously, Mike worked for local Vancouver firm Harper Grey LLP, and for Canada’s largest intellectual property firm, Smart & Biggar.
As an engineering consultant, Mike’s clients included the Canadian Federal Government, NGOs, and major international oil and gas producers, Encana Corp., and Shell Canada.
Mike has been involved in a number of startups and growth-stage businesses and has firsthand experience of the realities of raising money and building companies, allowing him to relate with his clients on an intimate level.
In recognition of Mike’s experience as an engineer and lawyer, the University of British Columbia has appointed him to the position of Adjunct Faculty. He teaches the 4th year Professional Engineering Practice course to 350 students each semester.
Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association – Lower Mainland Young Lawyers
Barrister and Solicitor, Law Society of British Columbia
Professional Engineer, Ontario
Professional Engineer, British Columbia
Member of the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch
Member of the Vancouver Alumni Council of the University of Ottawa
Vice-President of Membership, Declarations Toastmasters (past)
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (past)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Management Option), University of Ottawa – 2009
Master of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering), University of Ottawa – 2011
Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia – 2014
Areas of Expertise
Engineering Law & Science
*Mike provides legal advice through ATAC LAW Corporation.