Murray is a naturally gifted teacher. It is in his essence. No one who has met him would deny that. He teaches Business Law Basics to new lawyers from the practical aspect of providing legal services. Something that – surprise – law school never taught you. But what elevates the ‘Murray experience’ to the next level is the wealth of experience, the storytelling alongside the course, and his genuine interest in supporting you as a human being, as well as a newly called lawyer. Despite his legal expertise, Murray is refreshingly down to earth. His wit is just a cherry on the cake. Murray helps builds you up regardless of the level you’re at. I’d suggest if you are thinking about taking the course or engaging with Murray for mentorship, don’t. Go ahead! It is a no-brainer. You’ll always feel welcomed. Murray – thank you for caring. No matter where my career takes me, you will always be remembered and appreciated.Emma (Ayesha) Abbas, Founder/Lawyer
Thank you, Murray, for the passion you employ in teaching and mentoring. I am thrilled to have met you at the early stage of my professional career in Canada. As per my experience with your fantastic course on Business Law Basics, it is an excellent course! Especially on how you executed the course materials with remarkable insights. This course is purely application-based, drawing from your extensive experience in the world of Corporate/Commercial law.
For the price, I got excellent value-my knowledge in Business law was significantly broadened. You wonderfully ignited in me the instinct to see the bigger picture in every business transaction. This approach will protect anyone against professional negligence on the one hand and promote client satisfaction on the other. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to broaden their Corporate/Commercial law knowledge.
I will keep in touch with you; I still have many things to learn from you. Thanks for being a great mentor.Brightson Okenwa, Partner/Lawyer
After practicing for a few years in Employment Law, I took Murray’s course to refresh and expand my knowledge of corporate law principles and practices. I would highly recommend Murray’s course on business law as a primer for new lawyers, or for lawyers practicing in other areas of law who want to develop or expand their corporate law knowledge.Warren Mouck, Associate Lawyer
Murray knows this, but I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of Business Law Basics and would encourage anyone curious to deepen their own knowledge on the subject to sign up immediately. Each week Murray walked us through practical examples rooted in his own practice to help deepen our understanding of the subjects, and opened my own brain to what’s possible within the corporate legal world. Murray was witty and to the point making each class fly by. It’s incredible how much more equipped I feel in just a short eight weeks to handle my own legal files. Thank you again Murray for dedicating your time and mind.Elena Favaro Viana, Lawyer, Entrepreneur & Overachiever
After having some negative experiences in terms of mentorship and learning as a legal practitioner, I was somewhat hesitant to sign up for Murray’s course. Murray’s course is excellent for what it is. I would describe it as an intermediate level corporate/commercial practitioner course. For those who are familiar with the basics of corporate law and contracts, this course accelerates your learning by being given exposure to more difficult higher level concepts and corporate structures. I would recommend beginners review a detailed corporate law course law school summary before taking this course. You are not being walked through the CBCA or fundamental corporate/commercial concepts, but rather being shown how they apply in the real world as well as practice points taught by a very experienced practitioner.
I haven’t seen any learning materials to date that fill the role Murray’s course does. The value being given for the price charged is absolutely excellent and any corporate/commercial lawyer early in their career would be silly not to take advantage if they don’t already have extensive mentorship from senior practitioners. I would highly prioritize this expense even if you are a sole practitioner with a limited budget.
As someone who was well familiar with the basics and who worked at a national firm, Murray filled in some gaps for me and gave me some insight into the issues and more complicated files a lawyer would experience later on into their career. 10/10.Daniel Rizzi, Tech & IP Anti-Lawyer
I am a junior lawyer and I took Murray’s Business Law Basics course. This was a substantive course covering various topics that are essential to the toolkit of any business law professional.
Primarily, the course covers foundational concepts in corporate/commercial law and tax law, presented from the practical lens of an experienced lawyer. It contains just the right amount of detail that a professional needs to grow, without diving into too much depth. This makes the course a great starting point for anyone looking to build on, or refresh, their existing knowledge on the subject matter.
Murray is a great lawyer to learn from as he draws on his years of experience practicing law. He does this by incorporating his practical knowledge throughout the course and often sharing anecdotes and practice tips. He is skilled at distilling complex concepts into simple terms and makes the course interactive by engaging students in discussions throughout the class. Best of all, is Murray’s wit and sense of humour which makes the class all the more enjoyable.
By the end of the course, I was better able to gauge where I stood in terms of my substantive knowledge, and what areas I needed to work on in order to become a stronger professional.
I strongly recommend this course to any articling student, lawyer, paralegal, or law clerk, who is looking to build on, or refresh their existing knowledge on business law.In-house counsel, name withheld on request
I am ever so grateful to have had Murray Gottheil as instructor of the ILCO Business Law Fellowship course I just completed. Murray made corporate law most interesting and intriguing with real life situations and fun made up scenarios as well to help experienced corporate law clerks become even better at their jobs, and thus more valuable employees. When Murray spoke, I learned from practically every sentence, as he has much to offer. Murray’s class was something I looked forward to. Thank you again Murray for making me feel comfortable and confident to learn and ask many questions, all of which were answered.Catherine Pal, Compliance Officer/Assistant Corporate Secretary,
Legacy Private Trust, Toronto
I am the COO for the law firm of Pallett Valo LLP. I have been with Pallett Valo LLP for over 20 years. I have known Murray Gottheil for more than 20 years. Murray has many talents in that he was one of the firm’s best at business development and providing exceptional client service and in addition, he was a leader in training and mentoring many of our clerks and associates. I worked for Murray Gottheil when he was the managing partner of the firm. I have also worked with Murray to put in place an exceptional training program for our lawyers and clerks. This training series provides a fundamental view of how business operates and the legal aspects that work hand in hand with this operation. What is unique about his training series is that it helps the participants see the big picture of business and apply the law in creative ways to assist our clients. It also helps the participants learn how to identify business development opportunities when working with clients or potential clients. I would highly recommend Murray in the role of mentor, trainer and coach.Frances Wales, COO Pallett Valo LLP
In addition to Murray’s expertise in the area of corporate law, he is a phenomenal teacher and mentor. I was lucky enough to take part in his Business Basics course and encourage any lawyer or clerk to do so. Whether you are experienced or new to the practice of corporate law you will undoubtedly walk away from the course with a stronger foundation, as well as greater insight into the practical considerations of corporate law and serving your clients. Murray’s sense of humour and conversational teaching style make the course interesting and allow participants to easily ask questions to get the most out of the course. As a mentor, Murray provides exceptional advice not only on the law, but also on the industry and achieving your career goals. I have benefited immensely from Murray’s mentorship and teaching and would encourage anyone working in the field of corporate law to seek him out.Katherine Trigiani, Barrister and Solicitor
I had the pleasure to work with and be mentored by Murray Gottheil for over 30+ years of Murray’s practice. Murray’s attention to detail and his ability to see the big picture lends itself to invaluable teaching moments and I am grateful for every one that I received the benefit of. I am able to apply a wide range of those teachings to this day!Mindy Dodds, Law Clerk
Murray has been a tremendous mentor to me over the years, first as a formal mentor while in private practice and now that we’ve both moved on, as an informal mentor. Murray is a seasoned corporate lawyer with exceptional drafting and negotiating skills, but what sets him apart is his ability to look at a problem, quickly analyze it, cut through the unnecessary details and get to the heart of the issue to find the solution best suited to the client and the circumstances. These skills apply to legal issues, issues faced more generally in the business world and personal issues. Combine those skills with real-life experience and you have a mentor who understands the challenges you’re facing and who actually helps you work through them, whether work-related or not. I am grateful for his support and guidance throughout the years.Olivia Gismondi, Barrister and Solicitor
Murray’s mentorship throughout my time as a summer student, articling student, and junior associate has been invaluable to my professional development: he can be credited for much of the foundational knowledge I have about business law. His insightful application of the law to real life scenarios and his Socratic teaching method will test your ability to think critically, broaden your knowledge, and produce effective results for your clients. Murray’s Business Basics course is an approachable and entertaining introduction to key business law concepts that I believe can be applied to all areas of law. If you are looking for someone who will challenge you to be the best lawyer or law clerk you can be, I 100% recommend Murray Gottheil!Marissa Mah, Barrister and Solicitor
I was fortunate enough to benefit from working alongside Murray during my career and our Firm continues to have him provide courses and seminars on business law and the practice of law to our associates. Murray’s courses and seminars are insightful, practical and entertaining. He teaches not only the technical elements of business law, but also how to deal with the non-legal issues that are often more difficult for young lawyers to navigateMatthew Kindree, Barrister and Solicitor