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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 food services. 

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

Memberships

  • 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
  • President and Director, The Robert Kerr Foundation 

Representative Matters

2018 Transactions

Represented Calligo Limited, a leading global cloud solution provider based in the Isle of Jersey, controlled by Investcorp Bank B.S.C., a private equity fund out of Bahrain, in the acquisition of Mico Systems Inc., an Oakville, Ontario-based provider of cloud solutions.

Represented Calligo Limited, a leading global cloud solution provider, controlled by Investcorp Bank B.S.C., a private equity fund out of Bahrain, in the acquisition of 3 Peaks Inc., a Burlington, Ontario-based provider of cloud solutions.

Represented Baird Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, in the acquisition of Litecorr Global Inc., a leading edge developer/manufacturer of LED lighting products, for use in a variety of applications across a range of industries.

Represented Graycliff Partners, an independent investment firm with focus on mid-market private equity opportunities, in the acquisition of North American Logistics Group LLC, a transportation and warehousing entity, with a presence in Western Canada and Ontario.  

Represented Mernova Medicinal Inc., a Nova Scotia-based privately-held company that has applied for a medical cannabis cultivation licence under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation program, in its sale and its disposition to Creso Pharma Limited, an Australian public company.

Education

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