Michael Scherman > McCarthy Tétrault > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

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Michael is a technology and privacy lawyer with deep experience in providing practical legal solutions across a broad range of transactions and areas, including in relation to privacy and CASL compliance, technology outsourcing, cloud services, licensing, joint development arrangements, e-commerce, data sharing, distribution agreements and competitive/public technology procurements. 

Further, Michael brings specific knowledge and experience in addressing the unique concerns posed by emerging technologies and trends, including artificial intelligence and big data. Michael’s aim in every engagement is to provide a practical and efficient legal solution that appropriately addresses the risks inherent in the particular transaction and technology.



Ontario Bar, 2013

Saskatchewan Bar, 2015




Certified Information Privacy Professional (Canada)


Michael holds a Bachelor of Engineering Physics from the University of Saskatchewan, and law degrees (LL.B. and BCL) from McGill University.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Technology

(Rising stars)

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McCarthy Tétrault has a strong track record undertaking technology transactions across a wide range of sectors, such as aeronautics, life sciences, biotechnology, software and hardware. It also provides a ‘high level of experience and expertise‘ in relation to digital transformation projects, machine learning, fintech and data protection. Christine Ing is a leading name for advice on a range of emerging technologies. Charles Morgan and Daniel Glover coordinate the cyber/data group from Montréal and Toronto respectively. In a notable mandate, Morgan and Glover led a large multidisciplinary team which acted for the six most systemically important domestic banks on the preparation of a submission to the Quebec National Assembly committee assessing Quebec’s Bill 64, which looks to modernize Quebec’s privacy regulatory regime. Also notable is that Ing and associate Michael Scherman advised Shoppers Drug Mart on its C$75m strategic investment in virtual healthcare provider Maple Corporation. Barry Sookman, who is a key contact for technology-related litigation, has ‘decades of deal experience that is invaluable at the negotiating table‘. George Takach is noted for his finance and M&A expertise. In Montréal, Véronique Wattiez Larose focuses on M&A, private equity and ongoing business matters for technology clients.