Joel Rose is a partner and a member of the Aird & Berlis LLP Corporate/Commercial Group and Gaming Team. Joel has a transaction-oriented practice in the areas of corporate/commercial and regulatory law. Since the advent of gaming in Ontario in the early 1990s, Joel has been very active in providing representation to the Ontario government, commercial casino operators, internet gaming companies, equipment suppliers, and operators of race tracks. His experience includes negotiations with the provincial government for new gaming opportunities through Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, providing representation at the Ontario Racing commission, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, including the negotiation of registration terms, and advising various new business ventures on compliant operations. Joel has been very active in the OLG Land-Based Casino Modernization Program. His corporate/commercial practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions involving buying, selling and restructuring entities ranging from privately-held businesses to national and multi-national organizations. Joel is frequently involved in advising U.S. or foreign clients on the acquisition and disposition of Canadian subsidiaries. His practice includes secured and unsecured financings, advising borrowers as well as lenders from private equity funds to banks, syndicates and other institutional lenders. Joel was selected by peers to be included in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada under the specialty of Gaming Law. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1968 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1983. In addition to being a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, Joel is also affiliated with the International Association of Gaming Advisors, the Sports Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Association of Transportation Law Professionals, the Canadian Transportation Lawyers' Association, the Transportation Lawyers Association (U.S.) and the Legal Network International.