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Michael Wilson


mwilson@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:    416.597.4130
Fax:   416.979.1234

Michael Wilson is a lawyer at Goodmans. He acts for public and private companies, directors and officers, and government agencies in litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on corporate, commercial, administrative law and regulatory matters.

Michael has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court of Canada, and international and domestic arbitration panels.

Recently, Michael took a hiatus from private practice to serve as the chief of staff to the Attorney General of Ontario. In his role providing strategic counsel to two successive Attorneys General, Michael led the development and implementation of substantial legislative reform, including the modernization of Ontario’s crown liability, class action, civil forfeiture, police oversight, construction and legal aid legislation. He was regularly called upon to advise on policy development in connection with regulated professions and industries, including those industries regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (alcohol, gaming, and cannabis). In particular, Michael was instrumental in the design of Ontario’s Cannabis Licence Act and Cannabis Control Act that provide the framework for Ontario’s open-market, privately-operated cannabis retail market.

During his legal studies, Michael won several awards for attaining the highest standing in courses including property law, torts, copyright, and antitrust. Michael was named to the Dean’s List and received the Law Society of Upper Canada Prize.

Michael articled at Goodmans in 2012/2013 and joined the firm as a lawyer in 2013.

Education University of Western Ontario Law School (J.D., 2012)
University of Western Ontario (B.A., 2007)
Year of Call

2013 Ontario