Admitted as a Solicitor in 1999, Michael practiced in commercial law before becoming an insolvency practitioner. In addition to maintaining his Practising Certificate as a Lawyer, Michael is a Liquidator and Bankruptcy Trustee.
He has spent the past 23 years helping people impacted via challenged businesses. His focus has shifted post COVID from pure insolvency to restructuring and informal workouts via negotiations with key stakeholders.
In addition to his work for clients, Michael has invested significant amount of time in volunteering in the not-for-profit sector with a focus on small business assistance and Professional Associations.
As part of contributing back to the insolvency and legal professions, Michael has, amongst other things;
- Spent 6 years as a member of the QLD Law Society Council and was elected the Deputy President of the QLS.
- Was the Deputy Chair of the ARITA QLD State Committee and a member of the National Board of ARITA
- Is a member of the ARITA Small and Medium Practice Committee and Professional Conduct Committee.
- Was previously the Chair of the Townsville Business Development Centre, one of Queensland’s longest running business incubators.