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Michael S. Slan*

Managing Partner

t: 416.941.8857 f: 416.941.8852

*Services provided through a professional corporation


Michael Slan conducts a transactional practice with an emphasis on venture capital, mezzanine lending and the implementation of growth strategies for entrepreneurs. In recent years, Michael has focused his practice in the development of utility scale green energy projects. His practice includes acquisitions, refinancing and restructuring, and intergenerational succession. He acts as corporate counsel to both public and closely held companies.

Michael Slan is the Managing Partner of the firm and in that role acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm and chair of its Executive Committee. Our existing clients and potential clients are invited to contact Michael at any time to discuss any matter in respect of our firm's capabilities, and practice areas, existing and prospective files.

Michael is a past director of the International Lawyers Network (ILN), an association of over 91 law firms worldwide.




Michael Slan co-authors the Canada chapter in Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide.

This collaborative electronic guide, produced by the International Lawyers Network (ILN), offers a summary of key corporate law principles in 22 countries across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those establishing an entity in these jurisdictions.

To read the guide, please click here: Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide.


Reproduced with permission by the International Lawyers Network

JANUARY 21 2016

Announcing Our New Managing Partner

We are pleased to announce Michael S. Slan has been appointed Managing Partner effective January 1, 2016.

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Representative Work

Green Energy Projects

  • Represented Canadian Solar Solutions in successful applications for 175mW of projects under The Green Energy Act; the acquisition, financing development and sale of 25 utility scale solar projects having a value in excess of $1 billion.
  • Counsel to CIT Financial Ltd. in various term lending facilities for solar projects in Ontario


Cross-Border Lending Arrangements

  • Counsel to Manulife Capital in cross-border mezzanine financing lending arrangements in telecommunications, distribution and services businesses

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Counsel on both the acquisition and subsequent disposition of Great Lakes Copper Inc., a leading Canadian copper tube manufacturer


  • Entering The Canadian Market, A Legal Road Map, 2009 – A Guide to Doing Business in Canada
  • Legal Liability of Audit Committee Members, 2002 – Infonex
  • Intellectual Property in Business Transactions, 1995 – Infonex
  • A review of aspects of intellectual property rights included in M & A transactions

Speaking Engagements

  • TLOMA - Managing Partner Roundtable 2015
  • Trends in Representations and Warranties, 2006
  • Law Society of Upper Canada's Six Minute Business Lawyer Conference
  • Due Diligence in Acquisition Transactions, 2002
  • Law Society of Upper Canada Conference
  • Global Legal Networks, 2011
  • Schulich School of Business Apex Conference
  • Doing Business in Canada, 1994
  • Inc. Magazine – Growing the Business Conference


  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • CVCA – Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
  • ACG Toronto – Association for Corporate Growth Toronto


  • Secretary - Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (1995 - 2009)
  • Director - Asigra Inc.
  • Director - International Lawyers Network (1999 - 2016)


  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School

Professional Designation

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mezzanine Financing
  • Private Equity
  • Business Succession Planning

Community Service

  • Mariposa Folk Foundation – Director 2007 - Present
  • Osteoporosis Society of Canada – Director 1982 - 1986

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