Michael Peterson

Senior Counsel

Michael is a Certified Specialist in the field of Environmental Law, having received his Certification from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2007.

Michael practiced Environmental Law with a large Canadian commercial law firm for the past 15 years. He advised clients in manufacturing and resource industries on environmental issues such as decommissioning waste management, export/import of hazardous waste, recycling, emission approvals, environmental audits, compliance and corporate governance relating to environmental matters.

Michael has also been called on frequently to advise banks and other financial institutions on environmental liabilities and risks, remediation issues, and negotiations with environmental regulators.

Michael Peterson joined SkyCounsel after retiring from McMillan LLP as a senior partner. He is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law. Michael maintains an independent and thriving environmental law practice as a member of SkyCounsel and is also senior counsel to SkyLaw.

Outside of his legal practice, Michael is on course to further success in setting up Mine Closure Services, a professional services firm that provides comprehensive mine closure services and environmental risk financing programs to mining companies in Canada and internationally.