Michael Hanson is the Senior Vice President in charge of BDO’s Financial Recovery Services practice located in Kitchener which also services locations in Brantford, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, and Woodstock.
Mike has practiced consumer (personal) and corporate insolvency and restructuring since 1986. He has significant experience in insolvency and the restructuring of underperforming companies. Mike has been involved in numerous engagements including private and court appointed receiverships, CCAA filings, Division 1 proposals, liquidations, restructurings, viability assessments and re-financings on behalf of both secured creditors and debtors. These engagements covered various industries, most notably in manufacturing, automotive, retail, distribution, food processing, agriculture, natural gas production, construction, sports and entertainment, hospitality and real estate.
In addition to his extensive corporate experience, Mike has assisted many individuals with their personal financial issues including proposal plans to repay their debt or personal insolvency. He balances a long term solution for the individual with the recovery needs of creditors.
Mike likes to contribute to his profession and is currently a Board member of the Turnaround Management Association and a past board member of the Ontario Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals. He has also spent hundreds of hours in the past 15 years coaching minor sports in the Kitchener Waterloo area.