Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson
DDO Health Law
Partner
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 In The News
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

Compliance necessary with new Canada Free Trade Agreement

With the Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) in force for one year as of July 1, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson says it’s an apt time for public-sector health organizations to ensure they are in compliance with its requirements around procurement. Read more

How to run a smooth AGM

Small governance changes can translate into big improvements when it comes to the running of annual general meetings, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

New funding good news for health organizations: Gleeson

TORONTO — For the third straight day, Ontario's Liberal government, which is facing an election in about two months, pledged to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on health care, promising Thursday to tackle overcrowding and long waits in the province's hospitals. Read more

The importance of the carefully drafted RFP

Planning and careful consideration for the goods and services that are required for Ontario hospitals and other health institutions help ensure a smooth procurement process so the request for proposal (RFP) results in the best possible purchase, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson . Read more

Bill 154 suggests ONCA may finally be proclaimed

Governance improvements offered by Ontario's omnibus Bill 154  — the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act — signal the province is ready to bring meaningful change for not-for-profit organizations' regulatory regime, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson . Read more

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