Michael J. White


Michael celebrated his 50th year as a solicitor. A lawyer only achieves this milestone if he offers on-going legal support, strategic insight, and common sense direction. Michael does that, with his usual British aplomb. He has many long-standing relationships with clients, and feels great pride when his clients describe him as “my family’s lawyer.” To Michael, it means that he has established a deep understanding of his client’s business, financial, and personal aspirations and has also formed an enduring bond of trust. What more can you want in a lawyer? Well, Michael handles everything from clients’ business issues to succession and estate planning, estate administration, charitable interests, and family trusts they want to establish. He frequently acts as a sounding board when clients develop a financial or business opportunity, or seek to avoid unnecessary complications before they arise. Michael helps clients directly and by working alongside their other professional advisors, offering assistance with various business-related planning techniques and wealth management, and providing well-considered, dependable advice. Fifty years of practise: Michael has definitely done something right, and keeps on doing it.


  • Business Law
    • Incorporations
    • Amalgamations
    • Estate freezes and reorganisations
    • Dissolution of corporations
    • Purchase and sale of businesses
  • Wills and Power of Attorney
  • Estate administration
  • Charity and not for profit law

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member of Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member of Estate Planning Council of Toronto
  • Member of Trusts and Estates, Charity Law and Business Law Sections, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member of Canadian and American Bar Associations
  • Member of the Osgoode Society
  • Member of the Lawyers Club
  • Knight Commander of the Order of St George


  • LLB, University of Bristol, England (1962)
  • Admitted to the Roll of English Solicitors (1965)
  • Call to Bar: 1967 (Ontario)




Linda Vaillancourt
416.364.6211 Ext. 272

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