Michael Bordin is a partner in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office, leader of the office's Advocacy Department and a member of its senior management team.
A Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation, Michael has established a reputation for his immediate grasp of complex facts and the problems his clients face, as well as his ability to provide strategic, no-nonsense advice aimed at a timely and cost-effective resolution.
Michael combines strong communication, presentation, problem solving and relational skills, with sound judgment and analysis to solve his clients’ problems and advocate on their behalf. He represents clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including contract disputes, professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes, oppression remedy claims, partnership disputes, estate disputes and other tort claims.
Settlement of disputes on commercially reasonable terms is always the goal – but sometimes a trial is the only route to resolution. Excellence in trial and appellate advocacy are essential to solving clients’ problems. Michael has considerable courtroom experience. He has conducted trials in a wide variety of cases and has argued complex motions and applications in Superior Court and appeals before the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Michael served as President of the Hamilton Law Association in 2016-2017. He is a frequent presenter at continuing professional development programs on a wide range of advocacy-related subjects.