International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Toronto Attorney
Michael R. Henry

Phone: 416.362.3411


Languages: English

A partner of 12 years at Houser Henry & Syron, Michael Henry works with Canadian and foreign mid-market private companies on a wide range of business law issues – from day-to-day commercial agreements and employment contracts, to more sophisticated transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, re-organizations, shareholders disputes and agreements and corporate financing. He advises clients on how to grow their companies successfully and how to protect their businesses. He often acts as an outside general counsel, providing advice on business matters such as succession planning. Michael’s practice also deals with estate planning. He works with clients to implement strategies designed to protect their assets for future generations. He also advises trust companies – and others acting as trustees – on the administration of estates.  Michael enjoys cycling, skiing, British comedies (Fawlty Towers and Mr. Bean are his favourites) and camping with his family and he has had several memorable encounters with bears.


  • B.A. with distinction, University of Toronto
  • LLB, Queen’s University

Bar Admission:

  • Ontario

Areas of Practice:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Law
  • Financing
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Commercial Real Estate & Development
  • Employment Law
  • Advise on Investing in Canada


  • Speaker, Exclusivity – Locking In and Out, Pre-Contract Agreements – Contract Law Commission Working Session, UIA Congress (Union Internationale des Avocats), Dresden, November 3, 2012
  • Panelist, Buying or Selling a Private Company, February 2012
  • Speaker, Contract Law Commission Working Group, UIA Congress (Union Internationale des Avocats), Miami, Oct 31-Nov 4, 2011
  • Speaker, Seminar - Creating a Sellable Service Business, Toronto, Oct 2-3, 2011

Professional Affiliations:

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
  • Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE), former Secretary and Legal Counsel, Central Ontario Chapter
  • L’Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (International Association of Young Lawyers)
  • Family Firm Institute (FFI)
  • Alliance of Mergers and Acquisitions Advisors 

Community Involvement:

  • Former Board Member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise

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Houser Henry & Syron LLP

145 King Street West
Suite 2701
Toronto, M5H 1J8

Law Firm Contact: Michael R. Henry

Tel: 416.362.3411

Fax: 416.362.3757



Member Since: 2001

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