Michael has more than 30 years of experience as a disputes/litigation lawyer. He has an accounting degree and a street-wise approach.
Michael's specialities include: commercial/corporate disputes; recovery of money and assets out of trade, finance or fraudulent transactions, both in Australia and internationally; corporate and personal insolvency/bankruptcy, director's duties, prosecutions and defence of claims in bankruptcy, liquidation, administration and receivership; transactional structuring, strategic risk management, and distressed company restructuring; and commercial property and lease disputes.
Michael is a tenacious litigator when required, and has conducted numerous court actions as counsel at all levels, including the High Court. In more recent years his role has been in developing strategy in the litigious processes to drive efficient, commercially relevant outcomes for clients.
Michael completed the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association's Advanced Insolvency Course in 1992 and was one of the first lawyers in Australia to be admitted to full membership of the Association.