Mike Hook

A small-town lawyer in the big city.

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Like many entrepreneurs, the path that brought me to sole practice was anything but direct. I learned very early in my legal career that Bay St. wasn't the life for me. After parting ways with one of the country’s largest firms, I set out to figure out what I wanted to be when I grow up. In the meantime, my friends kept coming to me for legal advice for their businesses. While helping these entrepreneurs start their companies and write up contracts, I realized that I was actually enjoying the work.

A light went on.

My practice grew organically from there. I believe in doing business the right way, with old-fashioned business values. Personal service, being on-time and under budget, making the law understandable, and taking a genuine interest in my clients’ growth are my hallmarks. After all, your success is my success. I genuinely enjoy bringing good people together, and I’ve helped several clients to connect with each other.

I’m not your typical lawyer. I’m an entrepreneur myself – both in my law practice, and as part-owner of a startup whisky distillery - so I understand and empathize with the challenges that small businesses face. My job is to help you to manage your business and personal risks so that you can focus on what you do best – creating, building, and selling.

I studied law at the University of Ottawa, and am a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Before that, I graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology from Laurentian University. I’ve been a member of the Canadian Army reserves since 1998. I served ten years in the ranks as an infantry soldier, including a tour of duty in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2003. I commissioned as an officer in 2008, and am a proud member of the 48th Highlanders in Toronto.

In my “spare” time I volunteer with Global Medic, providing front-line relief in disaster areas all over the world, collect wine, play hockey, baseball and tennis, dive in warm tropical waters, and sometimes sleep.

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