Michael J.G. Wright practices corporate/commercial, securities, banking and commercial lending, and construction law. Michael also routinely acts for international companies doing business in Saskatchewan.
Prior to joining Miller Thomson in 2015, Michael practiced corporate/commercial and securities law in Calgary for 9 years.
Public and private M&A: takeover bids, plans of arrangement, amalgamations, and share and asset transactions.
Capital markets and securities: public and private offerings, offering memorandums, regulatory compliance, and enforcement-related issues.
Construction and infrastructure: project finance, preparation and review of RFPs and tendering documents, and public and private infrastructure projects.
Financial services: borrower- and lender-side financing and syndicated lending.
Michael is a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan College Of Law and coaches the Davies Ward Corporate/Securities moot team. Michael is also the vice-chair of the CBA North Securities Group and is in charge of organizing speakers and presentations to the group.
While in Calgary, Michael was seconded to the Alberta Securities Commission and was one of the lead lawyers involved in the negotiation and implementation of MI 62-104 Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids.
Michael is a member of the University of Saskatchewan Biomedical Research Ethics Board, which reviews all research proposals involving human and biomedical research projects at the University of Saskatchewan.
- Vice-Chair, CBA Securities Sub-group
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Biomedical Research Ethics Board
Bar admissions & education
- Saskatchewan Bar, 2004
- Alberta Bar, 2004
- J.D., University of Saskatchewan, 2003
- M.Sc. (economics), London School of Economics and Political Science, 1998
- B.A.Sc., University of Saskatchewan, 1997