Michael M. Sax
a lawyer and businessman with over three and a half decades of experience advising families and their businesses in commercial real estate, e-commerce, domestic
and international business matters.
To augment his experience and technical skills with a deeper understanding of business families and the unique issues they face, Michael completed the one year UBC's Sauder School of Business, Family Enterprise Advisor program and received certification as an Family Enterprise AdvisorTM from The Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors.
Michael incorporates social and human considerations
into his role as a trusted advisor, so that he can guide families on strategies
to help them through their unique business challenges, from present day
corporate governance to planning multi-generational transitions.
Along with the Family Enterprise AdvisorTM certification
in 2013, Michael has a masters degree in international law
(LL.M) and holds an Institute of Corporate Directors Designate (ICD.D). Combined with his extensive
experience in legal work and complicated private investments (including several
family held businesses), these qualifications allow Michael to apply a unique
array of applied skills and practical knowledge to families and their
Michael is a long distance road cyclist, an avid skier and a "walk in the park with friends" golfer
INDEPENDENT ADVISOR ADVANTAGE & EXPERIENCE
- Michael M. Sax is a FAMILY ENTERPRISE ADVISOR ™, and a Lawyer,
active in professional, community and charity leadership roles.
experience on business and volunteer boards.
and formal advisory experience.
understanding of corporate board governance.
research and analytical skills useful in understanding the organization’s
strategy, its capabilities and its competitive environment.
literate and experienced in managing a healthy investment-holding corporation.
with business and law clients who have experienced bad financial times
assisting them in turn around and helping them through their funding
requirements, which experience has helped him assess risk and reward.
experience, advised individuals and corporations in a multitude of countries. Holds a Masters of Law in International Trade and Competition Law. Has authored a paper
entitled “International Electronic Trade, Carrying out Consumer and Commercial
Transactions” and Co authoring & Co-editing The International Sales Transactions checklist for the International Bar Association, a comprehensive legal guide for international commerce.
To obtain a pdf copy of the checklist, please download from this link: The International Sales Transactions checklist
in closely held private corporations with founder succession issues.
advice on the integration of employee shareholders’, founder shareholders’ and
Memberships in The Family Business Marketplace