Michael finds satisfaction in helping clients out of seemingly insurmountable financial difficulties such as bankruptcy and liquidation. Specialising in insolvency, he has the skills and experience to tackle clients’ financial problems and the willingness to help them attain the best outcome possible.
Michael studied both Law and Science at Sydney’s Macquarie University and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Michael has over 10 years’ experience in insolvency and commercial litigation, including 2 years working in a commercial firm in London prior to joining Shine Lawyers.
Michael has extensive experience in advising insolvency practitioners, creditors, directors and debtors in respect of their rights and obligations in bankruptcies, voluntary administrations, liquidations, company administrations, under deeds of company arrangement, and corporate receiverships, including:
- advising companies and individuals facing significant financial difficulties or imminent liquidation or bankruptcy on alternatives;
- pursuing or defending recovery actions under the Corporations Act 2001 and the Bankruptcy Act 1966 including claims for insolvent trading, and claims to set aside voidable transactions such as uncommercial transactions or undervalued transactions, unreasonable director-related transactions, transfers to defeat creditor, and unfair preferences;
- advising on security issues including issues concerning security interests under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009, mortgages, liens and equitable charges, particularly in the context of priority disputes, enforcement of security interests, and the validity of registrations on the Personal Property Securities Register.
No matter what legal problems his clients may face, Michael strives to find the most pragmatic and cost-effective solution.