O'Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP
700 Kerr St
Oakville, ON L6K 3W5
T: 905-842-8030 ext 3334
After having practiced tax law, estate planning and business law with highly-respected law firms in downtown Toronto for more than 30 years (latterly as a partner), and then with a couple of well-known law firms in the Burlington/Hamilton area for over 6 years (as counsel), Michael recently became associated with O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP as Counsel. As a senior member of the Business Law group, and as the leader of the firm’s Tax Law practice, Michael assists clients to achieve business and personal objectives in connection with a broad range of activities – including tax structuring for businesses; establishment of businesses (including professional corporations); corporate reorganizations; purchase/sale of businesses; business succession planning; and estate planning (including “estate freezes” and the preparation of wills, powers of attorney and trust agreements).
Michael is frequently asked to advise accountants, investment advisers, financial planners and insurance advisers regarding tax planning strategies and estate planning strategies for their clients. As well, he is a frequent speaker on a broad range of tax planning, estate planning and business succession planning topics to professional organizations, including The Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Halton County Law Association, the Hamilton Law Association, the Estate Planners’ Council of Halton,, as well as numerous business organizations. Michael has also been a part-time professor at Queen’s University Law School and an instructor in the Ontario Bar Admission program. Michael is active in community-based organizations in the Burlington area, currently serving on the board of directors of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.