Richard Corley

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Richard Corley serves as counsel in a business law group at Goodmans.

His practice is transaction based with a particular focus on strategically valuable technologies. Richard has over 25 years of experience advising clients on complex outsourcing transactions, technology M&A, joint ventures, cleantech and other technology-related matters. He assists companies in financial services, manufacturing, clean energy, public, computing, telecommunications, innovation, and other sectors which are involved in the development, acquisition, and use of technology.

Richard is recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in numerous publications including:
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Leading Individual, Technology, Media and Telecoms)
  • Chambers Global and Chambers Canada (Information Technology: Band 1 ranking)
  • The Lexpert /American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Computer & IT Law, Technology Transactions)
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • The Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best Expert Guide
  • Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Law Business Research's The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in the areas of Internet, E-Commerce & Data Protection

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Professional Involvement

Richard is a member of the board of the Building Energy Innovators Council, a founding director of the Ontario Clean Technology Association, a founding director of Canadian Institute for Exponential Growth, a director of the Canadian Technology Law Association and a director and faculty of the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education (now part of Supply Chain Canada). Richard is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and seminars on cleantech, outsourcing, procurement and other technology-related topics.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Technology Law Association
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group
  • International Association of Outsourcing Professionals
  • International Technology Law Association
  • Building Energy Innovators Council
  • Canada’s Clean50
  • Climate Change Lawyers' Network
  • Electric Vehicle Society
  • Electric Mobility Canada