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Joel M. Rose

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1968
Appointed Queen's Counsel

Joel’s strengths lie in building strategic relationships and leveraging connections with stakeholders across a range of industries. A strong communicator and pragmatic thinker with many years’ experience practising commercial and regulatory law, he fills the role of both legal advisor and business advisor with ease. Recognised for his commitment to the profession and his clientele, Joel was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

Joel is a member of the firm's Corporate/Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Groups. He has a transaction-oriented practice in the areas of equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, venture capital transactions, general corporate/commercial and regulatory matters. Joel has served as lead counsel in numerous leveraged buyouts and going private transactions, as well as private equity, mezzanine, and senior debt financings involving borrowers, lenders, private equity funds, banks, syndicates and other institutional lenders. 

Joel advises private equity funds and corporations in connection with buying, selling and restructuring entities ranging from privately-held businesses to national and multinational organizations. He also frequently advises U.S. and foreign clients on the acquisition and disposition of Canadian subsidiaries. 

Joel has particular experience with transactions in government regulated sectors of the economy such as transportation, gaming and energy. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Appears in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in Transportation Law
  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Transportation Lawyers Association in recognition of continued dedication and service to the association and the legal profession
  • Received the Distinguished Service Award from the Transportation Lawyers Association, in recognition of distinguished and outstanding service to the organization

Professional Involvement


  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Transportation Law Professionals
  • Canadian Transportation Lawyers' Association
  • Legal Network International
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (U.S.) 

Community Involvement

  • Director, MLSE Team Up Foundation
  • Director, Grapes for Humanity
  • Director, Raptors Foundation


  • LLB, University of Toronto
  • BA, University of Western Ontario