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Joel M. Rose Q.C.



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Joel Rose is a senior member of the firm's Corporate/Commercial Group and Transportation Team.


Joel has a transaction-oriented practice in the areas of corporate commercial and regulatory law. His regulatory expertise includes advising clients in the transportation sector.

Joel's transaction practice focuses on private debt and equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, take-over bids and venture capital transactions. He 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 is also frequently involved in advising U.S. or foreign clients on the acquisition and disposition of Canadian subsidiaries.

Joel has participated as lecturer, panellist and educator in programs involving transportation law for educational institutions and professional and trade associations.

Special Designations

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

Appointed Queen's Counsel

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

Community InvolvementDirector, MLSE Team Up Foundation
Director, Grapes for Humanity
Director, Raptors Foundation

EducationLL.B., University of Toronto, 1966
B.A., University of Western Ontario, 1963