Rudy Morrone

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Rudy is a partner in our Toronto office practicing in the areas of business and technology law.

Rudy’s business law practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions and all aspects of corporate commercial work, including assisting clients with governance matters and general business strategy.

Rudy’s technology law practice focuses on corporate and commercial services and transactions for the development, exploitation, commercialization, financing, acquisition, transfer and licensing of technologies and related businesses in the information technology and e-commerce, manufacturing, cleantech, cannabis, energy and life sciences and biotechnology industries. He also assists clients with early-stage financing activities, strategies regarding intellectual property, franchising agreements and documentation, and licensing, collaboration, joint venture, outsourcing and managed services arrangements. Rudy brings a practical and business–oriented approach to the complex challenges clients face in rapidly changing industries.

Rudy is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario. Prior to his career in law, Rudy had been employed with several multinational corporations in the pharmaceutical, chemical and related industries in various capacities including supervising manufacturing, technical services, product and market development, commercial management and marketing and business development management. This experience has provided Rudy with a deep appreciation of the importance of understanding clients’ businesses and industries and allows him to counsel management, operational and legal teams on day-to-day matters from both a technical and legal perspective when it comes to providing clients with legal services.

Education & Memberships


Rotman School of Management, Institute of Corporate Directors – Rotman Directors Education Program, April 2022
University of Western Ontario, LL.B., 1997
McMaster University, MBA, 1992
University of Toronto, BASc., 1986

Chemical Engineering

University of Toronto, BSc., 1984


Association for Corporate Growth (Toronto)
Society of Professional Engineers of Ontario
Professional Engineers of Ontario
Life Sciences Ontario
Licensing Executive Society
Italian Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario
Institute of Corporate Directors (Toronto)

Professional Designations

Licensed Professional Engineer (Ontario), 1990
Registered Trademark Agent
ICD.D, June 2022

Professional & Community Involvement

Rudy is an active board member for several private companies and is a mentor for student teams in the Hatchery Nest, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering University of Toronto.

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Rudy is frequently asked to speak with entrepreneurs and those in emerging industries about legal issues associated with launching, funding, and growing a business, transactional agreements and shareholder agreements and governance matters.