Courtney Betty, JD
Courtney is a former Crown Attorney at the Department of Justice Canada, Mr. Betty represented the Government of Canada in complex tax, commercial, and litigation matters. He is the leading advocate in Canada for the development of a legal framework for supplier diversity. Mr Betty also worked with the Government of Jamaica in developing legislation for a business immigration program in Jamaica. More recently he played the leading role in having the Jamaica Stock Exchange accredited by the Minister of Finance in Canada. This allows for Canadians investing in Companies on the Jamaica Stock Exchange to achieve the same tax breaks as they would when investing in a Canadian company.
OVERVIEW AND EXPERIENCE
Mr. Betty gained an excellent understanding of the legal and regulatory framework at the Department of Justice Canada. He successfully assisted the Government of Jamaica in deregulating the telecommunications sector. This model was adopted throughout the Caribbean. He then joined AT&T where he successfully negotiated a cellular license in Jamaica and lead AT&T’s legal and business development strategy. Courtney’s expertise in working with Governments and the private sector combined with an in-depth knowledge of emerging markets brings tremendous value to his clients. Courtney runs the Toronto based firm Betty’s Law a firm which provides services in Immigration, real, estate, criminal, family law and civil litigation.
He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and Bar of Jamaica.
He has been honored with the City of Toronto William Hubbard Award and Planet Africa Leadership Award. He is the founder and chair of Diversity Business Network. He is on the City of Toronto’s Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Development and Police Training Committee.
He received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and his B.A. from University of Prince Edward Island.