Michael Burns is a partner in the Investment Management Group in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. His primary focus is in the areas of securities law, hedge funds and structured products with additional experience in the financing of junior resource issuers. Michael has extensive experience in the structuring, offering and sale of structured investment products such as commodity pools and closed end investment trusts. Michael also provides counsel to both foreign and domestic domiciled investment fund managers and advisors on the offering of their investment funds and services in Ontario. He is chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association, Canada. Michael obtained his LLB from Dalhousie University.