Michael is a Partner at DDO Health Law. Michael has a broad corporate practice with special emphasis on commercial agreements, procurement, corporate reorganizations and corporate governance.

Michael’s practice focuses on the following areas:

  • Commercial Agreements. Michael helps clients address their day-to-day contractual needs. Michael routinely drafts and reviews a variety of agreements, including supply agreements, research-related agreements, leases, licenses, and affiliation agreements.
  • Procurement. A significant portion of Michael’s practice relates to procurement by broader public sector entities. Michael has experience providing procurement advice in the capacity of in-house counsel as well as external counsel. Michael is well-versed on the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act and its directives. Michael provides advice to clients at all stages of the procurement process, including the drafting of RFX documents, the evaluation of vendor responses and the negotiation of purchase agreements. Michael’s goal is to provide procurement advice that allows clients to stay within the bounds of relevant legislation while avoiding unnecessary complexity.
  • Corporate Reorganizations, Mergers and Acquisitions. Michael provides advice to organizations undertaking corporate reorganizations. Michael guides organizations through the regulatory requirements of such mergers or acquisitions and the development of the documentation required to effect such transactions.
  • Governance. Michael provides guidance to Board members and executives in respect of governance issues and compliance with legislative requirements. Michael advises clients on governance structure and drafts by-laws, and Board and committee mandates.

Michael graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006.

Recent Media

Dialogue RFPs can provide for more innovative solutions

As procurements become increasingly more complex, organizations may want to consider dialogue request for proposals (RFPs) rather than the more traditional procurement process… Read more

Procurement team education boosts compliance, lowers risk in healthcare sector

A little bit of education can go a long way for procurement teams in the healthcare sector, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells AdvocateDaily.com… Read more

Expert guidance helps keep public procurements on track

It is important for public organizations to rely on experts who understand the legal implications of third parties procuring goods and services to make sure the agreements comply… Read more

Compliance necessary with new Canada Free Trade Agreement

With the Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) in force for one year as of July 1, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson says it’s an apt time for public-sector health… Read more

How to run a smooth AGM
Small governance changes can translate into big improvements when it comes to the running of annual general meetings, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells… Read more

New funding good news for health organizations: Gleeson
TORONTO – For the third straight day, Ontario’s Liberal government, which is facing an election in about two months, pledged to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on… Read more

The importance of the carefully drafted RFP
Planning and careful consideration for the goods and services that are required for Ontario hospitals and other health institutions help ensure a smooth procurement process so the… Read more

Bill 154 suggests ONCA may finally be proclaimed

Governance improvements offered by Ontario’s omnibus Bill 154 – The Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act – signal the province in ready to bring meaningful change… Read more

The rise of telemedicine and the regulatory regimes that govern it

With the growth of telemedicine, hospitals and other health-care organizations should have policies in place to outline how best to use it to ensure they meet their regulatory… Read more

Report on health-care procurement ‘forward-looking, ambitious’

Many of the recommendations in a new report on how to optimize the quality and efficiency of Ontario’s health-care procurement strategy are… Read more

Michael Gleeson a new partner at DDO Health Law

Toronto health lawyer, Michael Gleeson, is now a partner at the boutique firm DDO Health Law… Read more

Standardization versus compatibility in health care

When it comes to the procurement of goods for the health sector, it’s critical that hospital administrators educate their staff about the difference between compatibility… Read more

Health-care sector doesn’t have to wait for procurement review to collaborate

Health organizations interested in consolidating the procurement of goods and services with other entities does not wait until the Ontario government completes its Health-care… Read more

Expert panel on health-care procurement a move toward consolidation

It is prudent that Ontario is looking at further consolidating the procurement process of good and services for health care through the Health-care Sector Supply Chain… Read more

Bill 119 promotes transparency and patient-centred process

Ontario’s newly passed Bill 119 is designed to provide more transparency to patients and their families, as well as promote information-sharing between health… Read more

The risk of remaining silent on jurisdiction in contracts

It is not uncommon for certain types of agreements to be written without governing law or jurisdiction clauses – and it’s important for contracting parties to… Read more

ECFAA provides broader oversight of patient care

Ontario’s Excellent Care for All Act has placed more emphasis on the role of hospital boards and executives in the oversight of patient quality of care, says Toronto… Read more

Recommendations for QCIPA a good step forward

The recommendations made by the Quality of Care Information Protection Act (QCIPA) Review Committee are a positive start to bringing about change to the… Read more

Michael Gleeson has a broad corporate practice at DDO

Michael Gleeson has a broad practice that specializes in commercial agreements, procurement, corporate reorganizations and governance at Dykeman Dewhirst… Read more