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Year of Call

Ontario, 2015


J.D./J.D., University of Windsor/University of Detroit Mercy

B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto

Michael A. Alvaro

Michael Alvaro is an associate in the Business Law Group. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law. Michael’s experience includes acting on merger and acquisition transactions, infrastructure projects, and both public and private company financings. Michael also has experience working with clients on the incorporation and organization of their companies, and in drafting share and asset purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, option agreements, distribution agreements, endorsement agreements, and a variety of other corporate and commercial documents. Michael advises clients in a diverse array of industries, including consumer products, hospitality, infrastructure, manufacturing, mining, sports, entertainment, and technology. 

Michael’s significant representative work includes:

  • Acting as Canadian counsel to French hotel chain, AccorHotels, in connection with its purchase of FRHI Holdings Ltd., owner of the luxury hotel lines Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel, for approximately US$2.7 billion
  • Acting as counsel to Infrastructure Ontario in connection with the building of the Groves Memorial Community Hospital
  • Acting as counsel to Aegion Corporation in connection with the sale of its 51% interest in Bayou Perma-Pipe Canada
  • Acting for the lead equity provider of a bidding group in connection with its bid in respect of the OLG Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre project
  • Acting as counsel to a global medical technology corporation in connection with its purchase of a medical distribution company

Prior to joining Cassels Brock as an associate, Michael was both a summer and articling student at the firm. Michael is a graduate of the Canadian and American Dual J.D. Program at the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy. During law school, Michael partnered with students at the University of Toronto to create the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada, an event which he continues to be involved with as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee.

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