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Michael J. Hanley*

Tel: 416 777 5431 Fax: 1 888 497 8651
*Legal services provided through M. J. Hanley Professional Corporation


Michael advises entrepreneurial business clients involved in diverse concerns, including financial services, consumer products, mining exploration, green technologies, manufacturing and distribution, and investment funds, among others.

In securities matters, Michael’s expertise includes private and public offerings of securities, advising on compliance with securities legislation and stock exchange rules, shareholder meetings, advising investment funds and the registration of securities advisors and dealers.

His corporate experience includes negotiating and drafting shareholder agreements and commercial contracts, corporate governance matters, business acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations, and secured lending.


  • Ontario Securities Commission, Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC), Member 2017-2018 
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
  • Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Private Capital Markets Association of Canada

Publications & Presentations

Newsletter Apr 1, 2014

Update - What's Up With Crowdfunding and Other Initiatives

Torkin Manes Focus on Corporate Finance, April 2014 Republished in Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA) magazine in May 2014

News & Media

In the News Dec 10, 2015

Spin Master completes IPO

Lexpert Magazine


  • LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1989
  • B.Comm. (Honours), Queen's University, 1986


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1991