Company: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Michael De Lellis, Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in corporate and commercial law.
Interested in business from a young age, Mr. De Lellis pursued an education at the University of Toronto, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce. Shortly thereafter, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Bachelor of Laws from the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Admitted to practice by the Ontario Bar Association in 2003, he joined the firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, serving as an associate from 2003 to 2011. Since 2012, Mr. De Lellis has excelled with the aforementioned firm as a partner in insolvency and restructuring.
In his role as partner, Mr. De Lellis focuses on corporate and commercial law with specializations in insolvency and restructuring, plans of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and corporate statutes, proposals and bankruptcies under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, acquisitions, governance matters, and debtor and creditor rights, among other areas of interest. Throughout his career, he has also worked as counsel to various debtor corporations, government and court officers, purchasers and bondholders. Mr. De Lellis attributes his immense success to his love of the work and his diligent work ethic.
To remain aware of developments in the field, Mr. De Lellis has maintained his membership with the Turnaround Management Association since 2017. With the aforementioned organization, he has flourished as a board member, the board secretary, the co-chair of the special governance committee, the co-chair of the Spring Gala committee, the co-chair of the education and networking committee, a member of the membership committee, a member of the strategic initiatives committee and a member of the symposium committee. Likewise, Mr. De Lellis is affiliated with the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, INSOL International and the Insolvency Institute of Canada.
To attest to his legacy and the resounding impact that he has had on the field of law, Mr. De Lellis has accrued several accolades. Recognized by IFLR 1000 in “The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms” in restructuring and insolvency, he was also honored as a Next Generation Lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency by the Legal 500. Likewise, he was celebrated by Best Lawyers in Canada, the Canadian Legal Expert Directory, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers and Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Impressively, Mr. De Lellis and his team was designated as Band 1 by Chambers in 2019.
A native of Italy, Mr. De Lellis currently resides in Ontario. He is the proud father of three daughters. Looking toward the future, Mr. De Lellis intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career, as well as help his firm become recognized as the premier insolvency group in Canada.
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