Michael A. Tibollo

Michael A. Tibollo

Summary

Currently on leave of absence serving as MPP Vaughan Woodbridge, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport.

Michael, both in his professional capacity and as an active member of the community, is a man of vision and innovation. He is deeply committed to the well-being of the community and is passionate about all of his undertakings. Michael has been practicing law for the past 30 years. He encourages his staff at Tibollo & Associates to be involved in community initiatives aside from their regular work responsibilities.

Aside from his professional/community work, Michael holds a fifth-degree black belt in Taekwondo and is an avid beekeeper. Michael is the proud father of three children and has been married for over 30 years. Michael is knowledgeable and indefatigable and looks forward to continuing his work with the community.

Areas of Practice

Corporate and commercial law; incorporations; partnerships; secured transactions; bankruptcy and insolvency, including corporate workouts and reorganizations; wills and estates; trademarks; international business transactions including transfers of know-how; imports/exports development with emphasis in Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin American countries

Professional Background

  • Psy.D Candidate, University of Southern California, Current
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Certificate, Harvard Law School, 1989
  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, 1987
  • LL.B. 1985, University of Windsor
  • B.A. 1982, University of Toronto
  • St. Michael’s College School, Toronto, 1981

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Brothers of the Christian Schools, Director
  • Canadian Italian Heritage Foundation, Chairman
  • Caritas School of Life, Chairman and Volunteer Instructor
  • Festival of Light, Chairman
  • International Taekwondo Federation in Seoul South Korea, Chairman of the League of Ambassadors
  • National Congress of Italian Canadians- Toronto District, President
  • AMICI Museum & Italian Interpretive Centre, Honourary Chair
  • De La Salle Cadet Corps., Senator
  • Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem
  • National Congress of Italian Canadians, National President
  • The Meta Foundation, Volunteer Tae Kwon Do Instructor
  • Knights of Malta, Order of St. John of Jerusalem
  • Rotary Club of Woodbridge, Member
  • The Oaklands Foundation, Director

Achievements

  • 2015: Order of the Republic of Italy, Knight
  • 2013: National Congress of Italian Canadians- Toronto District, Order of Merit Award
  • 2012: Queen’s Jubilee, Government of Canada 125 Medal, Recipient
  • 2010: Assisted with the creation and passing of Bill 103, The “Italian Heritage Month Act” in the Ontario Legislature
  • 2009: Government of the Province of Foggia, Italy, Humanitarian Award
  • 2005: Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association, Professional Excellence Award

Languages

English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish

Contact Info

E-mail: michael@tibollo.net