Teaching and Mentoring


Business Law Basics – Full Course

This is an eight part course designed for corporate lawyers who are early in their career, articling students, law clerks and lawyers practicing in other areas of the law. 

Topics covered are: 

  1. Corporate Structures 
  2. Shareholders Agreements
  3. Corporate Reorganizations
  4. Business Transition
  5. Contracts
  6. Share and Asset Transactions
  7. Lending and Security
  8. Shareholder and Other Disputes

First 2022 General Business Law Basics Full Course

Scheduling of the next full course to be offered early in 2022 will depend on whether or not Murray braves Covid and travel and escapes to South America to escape the cold. If you are interested in attending the next full course, please email Murray and let him know.

Each class will be  2 hours in duration and will take place early on weekend dates.

Between classes Murray will be available to answer questions about the course material by email, phone or Zoom at no additional charge.

The cost will be $800.00 plus HST, payable prior to the first class unless different arrangements are made with Murray. Don’t hesitate to ask for different arrangements if the cost is an issue.

The cost will be fully refundable if the student advises Murray prior to the third class that they want to withdraw. 

Custom Courses

Murray is available to customize the Business Law Basics course for individuals or small groups of lawyers who would like to come together to take the course. The length and timing of classes as well as the depth of coverage on particular topics can all be adjusted for a particular audience. Just contact him by email to discuss.

Developing a Marketing Mindset

This is a  two hour course in which I explain how someone with no natural inclination to marketing (me) developed a very substantial client base, and how you can do it too.


Murray Speaking About Selling Your Business

Recent and Upcoming Events

Murray spoke to the Jamaican Bar Association (regrettably, remotely) on June 4, 2021 on the topic of Living By The Billable Hour – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Part I.

Murray spoke again to the Jamaican Bar Association (and again, regrettably, remotely) on November 2, 2021 on the topic of Living By The Billable Hour – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Part II.

Murray has completed teaching a summer session in 2021 on Business Law Basics for the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.

Murray has completed teaching the fall 2021 session of the general Business Law Basics course.

Murray is currently teaching a custom course to the members of a regional law firm. The course started in November of 2021 and will continue through January of 2022. This course is being delivered on Saturdays.

Murray is also currently teaching another custom course in December for a group of two students. This course will cover five of the eight topics covered in the standard course. Classes are 2 hours in duration and are taught on Saturdays and Sundays in December.


Murray is available to mentor young lawyers in Business Law, or more generally in practice management. Arrangements are very flexible and structured so that there is no financial risk to the mentee. Feel free to contact Murray by email to discuss.