Michael is an Associate at Fulton & Company LLP, and a member of the firm’s business law and commercial law practice groups. Michael has completed extensive legal and historical research in the area of forestry, fisheries and First Nations in British Columbia, and uses this expertise in his practice.
Michael has a strong interest in aboriginal economic development, which is reflected in both his research interests and current areas of focus.
Michael enjoys hockey, golf, snowboarding, skiing, and spending time at Brennan Creek, on Adams Lake, where his family has been involved in the forest industry since the 1940s.
300-350 Lansdowne St.
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia (2015)
- Juris Doctor of Laws (2014), Thompson Rivers University
- Masters in History, ongoing, University of Victoria
- Bachelor of Arts, Double Major (History & Political Science), graduated with Distinction (2007), University of Victoria
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
“Anchoring the Medicine Wheel: Aboriginal Title and a More Holistic Approach to Aboriginal Health Governance” Access to Justice, Still? TRU Faculty of Law, February 8, 2013.
“Landing Native Fisheries: Indian Reserves & Fishing Rights in British Columbia,” Canadian Historical Review, Vol.91 No.4 (December 2010): 773-775.
Examples of legal work in which Michael has been involved include the following:
- Mergers and acquisition between private enterprises.
- Real estate development and marketing on aboriginal and non-aboriginal lands.
- Revenue sharing, joint-venture agreements and partnerships for aboriginal economic development.
- Community Benefit Agreements (IBA’s) between First Nations and the resource sector in British Columbia.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Kamloops Bar Association