Michael Lake

Lawyer

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    office London, ON

Michael's Team

Education & Year of Call

  • Year of Call (1979)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School (1977)

Biography

“Whether negotiating on behalf of or together with my clients, or collaborating with the commercial litigation team, I enjoy the give and take involved in advancing my client’s interests.”

In addition to having been Managing Partner from 2011-2014, Michael has a corporate commercial law practice with a particular focus on real estate development.

Michael’s clients include builders, manufacturers, professional services firms, a wide array of business interests as well as leading national, regional and local developers.

Michael provides legal representation in commercial transactions to financial intermediaries and institutions including Pacific and Western Bank, Bank of Montreal, Sun Life, Laurentian Bank, CIBC and IC Funding.

Working within a team of 4 lawyers, Michael also represents the interests of various parties (lenders, contractors and public institutions) within the infrastructure development process including lender facilities of approximately one billion dollars.

Michael relishes the opportunity to work with clever, creative, individuals who are enthusiastic about their projects whatever they may be.

While Michael has in the past lectured at the Law Society Annual Institute and the Bar Admission course, these days his professional hours not spent in his practice are devoted to his role as managing partner of McKenzie Lake. 

Outside of the office, Michael’s time is spent with friends and family whether travelling or at the cottage, playing rounds of poor golf, skiing, fitness and boating.

 

Biography

“Whether negotiating on behalf of or together with my clients, or collaborating with the commercial litigation team, I enjoy the give and take involved in advancing my client’s interests.”

In addition to having been Managing Partner from 2011-2014, Michael has a corporate commercial law practice with a particular focus on real estate development.

Michael’s clients include builders, manufacturers, professional services firms, a wide array of business interests as well as leading national, regional and local developers.

Michael provides legal representation in commercial transactions to financial intermediaries and institutions including Pacific and Western Bank, Bank of Montreal, Sun Life, Laurentian Bank, CIBC and IC Funding.

Working within a team of 4 lawyers, Michael also represents the interests of various parties (lenders, contractors and public institutions) within the infrastructure development process including lender facilities of approximately one billion dollars.

Michael relishes the opportunity to work with clever, creative, individuals who are enthusiastic about their projects whatever they may be.

While Michael has in the past lectured at the Law Society Annual Institute and the Bar Admission course, these days his professional hours not spent in his practice are devoted to his role as managing partner of McKenzie Lake. 

Outside of the office, Michael’s time is spent with friends and family whether travelling or at the cottage, playing rounds of poor golf, skiing, fitness and boating.

 

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Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association