Teaching and Mentoring

Courses

Business Law Basics

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

I used to offer this course to groups of ten students or more, but I have figured out that it is more fun (although less remunerative) to teach it to individuals or groups of two or three students. Since I retired, I try not to do things unless they are fun. (If the markets continue to go down, I may have to reconsider.)

If you are interested, please contact me by email.

The length and timing of classes as well as the depth of coverage on particular topics can all be adjusted for a particular individual or group.

Courses are delivered by Zoom. Just contact me 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.

This course is delivered to individuals or groups on request. Email me if you are interested.

RESOURCES

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Seminars

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 has completed teaching a custom course in December of 2021 for a group of two students. This course covered five of the eight topics covered in the standard course. Classes were 2 hours in duration and were taught on Saturdays and Sundays in December.

Murray completed teaching a custom course to the members of a regional law firm. The course started in November of 2021 and continued through January of 2022. This course was delivered on Saturday mornings.

Murray completed teaching a custom course in December and January for a group of two students. This four hour course covered two of the eight topics covered in the standard course. Classes were 1 hour in duration and were taught early on weekdays in December and January.

Murray has completed teaching two sections (Saturday and Sunday) of the Business Law Basics Course during February and March, 2022.

In fall of 2022, Murray is teaching three courses to different individuals or small groups.

On November 11, 2022 Murray presented at the Authentic Lawyers Summit on the topic of “The View From The End of the Road.”

Mentoring

Murray is available to mentor lawyers in Business Law, or more generally in practice management.

Murray has a three tier pricing model:

  1. For law students or new lawyers who are starting out and cannot afford to pay, free.
  2. For law students or new lawyers who are somewhat established and can afford to pay, $100.00 per hour plus HST.
  3. For established lawyers who are profitable and making a decent living, $350.00 per hour plus HST.

(Murray will take your word for which category you fit into.)

Feel free to contact Murray by email to discuss.