Co-CEO & Chief Legal Officer
Michael Siltala leads the White Sheep team with business management and investment management skills and more than 20 years of experience as a corporate lawyer at Torys LLP, a leading international law firm. He was responsible for a number of strategically significant and high-profile transactions for many of Canada’s leading business organizations including the Brookfield Group and the Thomson Family in the areas of corporate finance, M&A, restructuring and private equity. For example, he orchestrated the successful combination of The Thomson Corporation with Reuters Group to create an international information company that utilized a dual-listed company structure for the first time in North American. Michael also brings extensive experience in corporate governance and government managed enterprises. In addition to practicing law, he was responsible for managing the Corporate Group of the firm for more than five years which included a leading role in the expansion into key markets of New York and Calgary. Following his legal career, Michael was responsible for forming and operating a significant family office platform with investable assets of over $750-million. Michael played professional hockey for 5 years in the NHL with the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Queen’s University and an MBA and JD from Dalhousie University.