Michael is a consultant at Carson McDowell, having previously been Managing Partner for eight years and Head of the firm’s Corporate Finance team for twenty-four years.
Michael has wide experience in advising clients throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and often in the United States with regard to commercial activity within the province.
Michael attained a degree in Law (LLB honours) from Queen's University, Belfast in 1983 before joining Carson McDowell later that year. He qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a partner in 1993.
The Chambers UK guide 2021 describes Michael as "an excellent lawyer", who is "well respected in the area." Michael is recognised in the "hall of fame" by The Legal 500.
— Chambers UK
"Michael Johnston advises clients on both a domestic and cross-border basis in relation to a wide range of corporate transactions."