Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson
DDO Health Law
Corporate, Health

Michael Gleeson, a partner with DDO Health Law in Toronto, focuses on commercial agreements, procurement, corporate reorganizations and corporate governance.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Queens University in 1999, Mr. Gleeson obtained his Doctor of Laws from the University of Toronto in 2005. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006.

Mr. Gleesons practice includes commercial agreements, such as supply agreements, research-related agreements, leases, licenses and affiliation agreements, and procurement. He provides advice to clients at all stages of the process, including the drafting of RFX documents, the evaluation of vendor responses and the negotiation of purchase agreements.

In addition, Mr. Gleeson focuses on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, guiding board members, executives and organizations through regulatory requirements and governance. He advises clients on governance structure and drafts bylaws as well as board and committee mandates.

Mr. Gleeson is a member of the Ontario Bar Association.

Michael Gleeson Posts

‘In development’ health teams on cusp of approval: Gleeson

Outside help can push prospective Ontario Health Team (OHT) members judged to be “in development” over the threshold to full applicant status, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson. Read more

Ontario Health Teams bring together a variety of care providers

Providing a full continuum of care within a geographic region is the key to acceptance for many prospective members of Ontario Health Teams (OHT), says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson. Read more

Procuring through a distributor: set expectations early

By Michael Gleeson When procuring goods our clients are sometimes faced with purchasing a good through a third party distributor rather than directly from the manufacturer of the good. An indirect purchase through a distributor can be problematic from a contractual perspective if the distributor is not willing to take full responsibility for all aspects of providing the relevant good (e.g., the delivery, performance, installation, and maintenance of the good, as applicable). Read more

Drafting effective research funding agreements

By Michael Gleeson Innovations in health care are often the result of research and development initiatives. Such initiatives cannot be carried out without funding. Read more

Preparation key to successful Ontario Health Team application

Organizations hoping to be part of an Ontario Health Team (OHT) should be fine-tuning plans before invitations to submit a full application go out next month, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson. Read more

New rules should spark procurement practice review: Gleeson

Ontario hospitals and other broader public service organizations should review their procurement practices to make sure they comply with significant new rules announced by the provincial government, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Using reason key when negotiating purchase agreements

Co-operation and the ability to find compromise are keys to crafting an efficient purchase agreement, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

High-tech hospital procurements require more innovative process

As more hospitals rely on new innovations to provide patient care, there are special legal considerations around the procurement of these technologies, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

SSOs create buying power for hospitals, fairness for vendors

The use of shared-service organizations (SSO) for the procurement of goods and services in the health sector can provide better value for money and a more transparent process, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Beware the scope of the CFTA

By Michael Gleeson . If your organization is a broader public sector organization that is subject to the procurement requirements of the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive (the Procurement Directive) and the (still relatively new) Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), then please take note that the CFTA applies to certain procurements that the Procurement Directive does not. Read more

Dialogue RFPs can provide for more innovative solutions

As procurements become increasingly more complex, organizations may want to consider dialogue request for proposals (RFPs) rather than the more traditional procurement process, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Educating your procurement team

By Michael Gleeson . One good way to help your organization avoid claims related to a procurement process is to provide some simple training to your staff members who will be participating in the procurement process. In many cases, your internal evaluation team will include individuals for whom procurement is not an everyday part of their jobs. These staff members will likely be unaware of the basic principles, rules, and processes with which your organization must carry out its procurement activities. Read more

Procurement team education boosts compliance, lowers risk in healthcare sector

A little bit of education can go a long way for procurement teams in the healthcare sector, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Expert guidance helps keep public procurements on track

It is important for public organizations to rely on experts who understand the legal implications of third parties procuring goods and services to make sure the agreements comply with the spider web of relevant legislation and trade agreements, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson. Read more

Conducting supplier debriefings — is your organization consistent?

By Michael Gleeson . The Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive entitles unsuccessful proponents participating in a procurement valued at $100,000 or more to a supplier debriefing. A debriefing is an opportunity for a proponent to: Read more