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Michael Hilliard

“You can be kind, but strong. Empathetic, but decisive. Optimistic, but focused.”

Jacinda Ardern


In addition to drafting and negotiating agreements, Michael also provides advice on Canadian intellectual property, competition, privacy, advertising and promotions, Internet sales and French language laws.

Prior to joining Inter Alia Law, Michael functioned as general counsel for Microsoft Canada’s online, consumer and channel sales and marketing divisions as well as its developer, human resources, operations and finance groups. While at Microsoft, Michael also led key government and regulatory affairs and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Michael began his legal career as an intellectual property litigator at Gowlings GSH and then joined the technology business law group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, both in Toronto.


    • University of Toronto, LL.B
    • Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons) – Economics and Political Studies


Michael’s services are provided by Michael Hilliard Professional Corporation, in association with Inter Alia Law.


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