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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, Mergers & Acquisitions Team and Private Equity Team.

PracticeJoel has a transaction-oriented practice in the areas of equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, venture capital transactions, general corporate/commercial and regulatory matters. 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 particular experience with transactions in government regulated sectors of the economy such as transportation, gaming and energy.

Special Designations

Awarded the designation of Accredited Director by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Gaming Law

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 Transport Lawyers Association
International Association of Gaming Advisors
International Masters of Gaming Law
Legal Network International
Sports Lawyers Association
Transportation Lawyers Association (U.S.)
Association for Corporate Growth

Community InvolvementDirector and Chairman, Robert Kerr Foundation
Director, MLSE Foundation
Director, Grapes for Humanity

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