Michael practises corporate and securities law, focusing on financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate reorganizations. 

Michael represents a broad range of private and public companies, both established and emerging, in various industries, including technology, cannabis, mining, oil and gas and industrial. Michael counsels companies in all aspects of corporate and commercial activities, including corporate governance, disclosure obligations and regulatory compliance issues.

As Co-Head of the firm's Cannabis practice group, Michael advises licensed producers and dealers, applicants, technology and software companies with respect to a broad range of corporate, securities, licensing and compliance matters.

Michael's corporate practice also includes advising companies on shareholder and partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, share and asset transactions, executive employment and consulting agreements, and other commercial contracts.

Michael Dolphin is a partner with a practice focused on securities and corporate law. He advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance issues. Michael is also the Co-Head of the firm's Cannabis practice group, advising licensed producers and dealers, applicants, technology and software companies.

Michael practises corporate and securities law, focusing on financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate reorganizations. 

Michael represents a broad range of private and public companies, both established and emerging, in various industries, including technology, cannabis, mining, oil and gas and industrial. Michael counsels companies in all aspects of corporate and commercial activities, including corporate governance, disclosure obligations and regulatory compliance issues.

As Co-Head of the firm's Cannabis practice group, Michael advises licensed producers and dealers, applicants, technology and software companies with respect to a broad range of corporate, securities, licensing and compliance matters.

Michael's corporate practice also includes advising companies on shareholder and partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, share and asset transactions, executive employment and consulting agreements, and other commercial contracts.

Significant Transactions

Acted for CannTx Life Sciences Inc. in connection with a streaming agreement with Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp.

Acted for Danbel Ventures Inc. in connection with a reverse takeover by Maricann Inc. and its listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

Acted for Mjardin Group in connection with $25M equity raise and $32M debt facility.

Acted for Lonestar West Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Clean Harbors, Inc. by way of an amalgamation under the Canada Business Corporations Act in a transaction valued at $43 million.

Acted for African Gold Group, Inc. in connection with a $6.7M private placement financing.

Acted for Boulevard Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its disposition by way of a plan of arrangement to PRO Real Estate Investment Trust pursuant to which PROREIT acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding trust units and debentures of Boulevard.

Acted for Soltoro Ltd. in connection with its successful disposition by plan of arrangement to Agnico Eagle Mines Limited pursuant to which Agnico Eagle acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Soltoro for total consideration of approximately C$32 million.

Acted for Maple Power Capital Corporation, a capital pool company, in connection with its Qualifying Transaction with Intrinsic4D LLC.

Acted for Lonestar West Inc. in connection with a $20M brokered private placement financing

Acted for African Gold Group, Inc. in connection with a $12M brokered private placement financing.

Acted for HHT Investments Inc., a capital pool company, in connection with its Qualifying Transaction with Boulevard Capital Corp. and its reorganization as a real estate investment trust by way of plan of arrangement.

Acted for Lorne Park Capital Partners in connection with a reverse takeover and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Acted for Lingo Media Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Speak2Me Inc., a transaction valued at $9 million.

Acted for Amazon Mining Holding PLC in connection with its $16 Million initial public offering.

Acted for First Metals Inc. in connection with its $10 Million initial public offering.

Acted for Exall Energy Corporation in connection with its convertible debenture financing and listing on the TSX.

Acted for the underwriters in connection with an offering of common shares pursuant to a short form prospectus for gross proceeds of $28.75 Million.

Acted for issuer in the public offering of limited partnership units for the purpose of investing in flow-through shares for gross proceeds of $192.7 Million.

Acted on behalf of private company in connection with a RTO of issuer and the completion of two private placements for aggregate gross proceeds of $75 Million.

Publications

"Update to Regulations and Distribution of Recreational Cannabis in Canadian Provinces and Territories", Client Alert, June 2018 (with Shawn English)

"Proposed Regulations and Distribution of Recreational Cannabis in Canadian Provinces and Territories", WeirFoulds LLP, March 2018 (with Shawn English)

"WeirFoulds Securities Law Review", WeirFoulds LLP, December 2017 (with Aashima Singh)

"WeirFoulds Securities Law Quarterly: Concise, Informative Updates on Securities Law Developments for the Canadian Marketplace", WeirFoulds LLP, July 2016 (with Ann Lattanzio)

"WeirFoulds Securities Law Quarterly: Concise, Informative Updates on Securities Law Developments for the Canadian Marketplace", March 2016

"Securities Law Newsletter - Q4 2015", WeirFoulds LLP, December 2015

"Securities Law Newsletter - Q1 2015", WeirFoulds LLP, March 2015 (with Conor Dooley)

"Securities Law Quarterly - Q3 2013", WeirFoulds LLP, November 2013

"Securities Law Quarterly - Q2 2013", WeirFoulds LLP, August 2013 (with Conor Dooley)

"Securities Law Quarterly - Q1 2013", WeirFoulds LLP, May 2013 (with Conor Dooley)

"Securities Law Quarterly - Q4 2012", WeirFoulds LLP, January 2013

"Advance Notice By-laws and Policies", WeirFoulds LLP - Client Update, November 2012

"Securities Law Quarterly - Q3 2012", WeirFoulds LLP, October 2012

"Are you ready for Canada's new insider reporting regime?", Law Times, April 2010

"Final Changes to Canada's Insider Reporting Regime Published by CSA", WeirFoulds LLP Corporate Update, Winter 2010, March 2010

"CPC Law Quiz", Canadian Lawyer IN HOUSE Magazine, October 2008

"Capital Pool Companies", WeirFoulds LLP - Corporate Update Spring 2008, May 2008

Co-author, "O'Brien's Forms - Chapter 41 - Mines and Minerals" Section

Co-author, "Common Privacy Mistakes", Privacy and Canadian Business, December 2004.

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, "New Financing Options", Canadian Securities Exchange Day Toronto - Spring Pitch 2016, April 28, 2016

Speaker, "Legal Considerations of Going Public in Canada", Canadian Securities Exchange Day New York, October 17, 2015

Affiliations

Ontario Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

California State Bar Association

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Partner

Toronto
Direct 416.947.5005
Fax 416.365.1876
mdolphin@weirfoulds.com

Practice Areas

Securities

Corporate and Commercial Transactions

Called to the Bar
Ontario, 2005
New York, 2004
California, 2002
Education
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D. 2002

University of Western Ontario
B.A. 1997

Affiliations

Ontario Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

California State Bar Association

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Called to the Bar

Ontario, 2005
New York, 2004
California, 2002

Education

Southwestern University School of Law
J.D. 2002

University of Western Ontario
B.A. 1997