At Fogler, Rubinoff, we believe that making a difference begins with trust. Experience and sound judgment earn it. Client relationships are built on it. Results keep it.

Karen R. Rosen

Partner, Corporate Department Chair and Financial Services & Insolvency Group Lead

PROFILE

Karen practises in the firm's Business Law Group. A significant portion of her practice is devoted to corporate and commercial lending.  She works in close partnership with her clients advising on all aspects of commercial/corporate finance, including syndicated lending, subordinate/mezzanine financing, asset-based lending and aircraft financing.

Karen is highly regarded for her business minded approach and has significant expertise in advising clients on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private equity investments, corporate structuring and restructuring, commercial agreements, corporate reorganizations, shareholder matters and aircraft acquisitions and sales. 

Public and private companies and financial institutions call upon Karen for her ability to structure innovative financing solutions, both Canadian and cross-border.She regularly acts for lenders and borrowers and provides advice across industries, including, solar energy, food & beverage  processing, aviation, e-commerce, natural health products, garment manufacturing and distribution and telecommunications. Karen is recognized as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Karen represents the firm at the Toronto Opinions Group. She also sits on the firm's Associates Committee and Conflicts Committee and has been active throughout her years at Foglers in all aspects of the firm, including its branding and marketing initiatives, its student program, and its continuing professional development program.

Publications

SEPTEMBER 03 2021

The Pandemic Pivot: Adaptability in the Face of Uncertainty

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic uncertainty caused many organizations to reassess their business models and react quickly to a rapidly changing situation. Despite these challenges, we had the opportunity to support many of our clients as they adapted, innovated and even expanded their operations. In this series of interviews, we hope to highlight the adaptability and resilience of a few selected clients who have made some remarkable and swift changes over the
course of the pandemic.

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SEPTEMBER 02 2021

Connecting People Through Play: A Q&A With Kristi Herold, Founder/CEO of JAM (powered by Sport & Social Group)

As small businesses across Canada continue to be impacted by unexpected challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we reached out to Kristi Herold, founder and CEO of Sport & Social Group, now rebranded as JAM, powered by Sport & Social Group, to understand how her business has been uniquely impacted by COVID-19. In our short
interview with Kristi, we learned about the dire early impact of COVID-19 and the organization’s lateral extension of its existing capabilities as a recreational sports league. Their successful pivot from in-person to online allowed them to engage with existing customers and find new ones.

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JULY 05 2021

Changes to Ontario's Business Corporations Act Come Into Effect July 5

The significant amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the "OBCA") introduced by the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020 ("Bill 213") were proclaimed into force and took effect on July 5, 2021. 

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APRIL 23 2021

Eight Partners Ranked as Leading Practitioners in Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 2021

Eight Foglers' lawyers have been rated as Leading Practitioners in their respective areas of practice by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 2021. Congratulations to the following:

  • Steven A. Cygelfarb – Property Leasing
  • Albert Engel  – Environmental Law
  • Bill Hearn – Advertising & Marketing Law
  • Eric Hoffstein – Estate & Personal Tax Planning and Estate Litigation
  • Gary Kissack  –  Aboriginal Law
  • Kenneth W. Movat – Construction Law
  • Karen R. Rosen – Asset-Based Lending
  • Mary Wahbi – Estate & Personal Tax Planning

 

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory  is an annual ranking of Canadian lawyers in over 40 practice areas, based on peer review surveys plus personal interviews with senior members of the profession.

 

AUGUST 27 2020

22 Lawyers Profiled Across 17 Areas of Law in The Best Lawyers In Canada

Fogler Rubinoff is pleased to announce that the following 22 lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

  • Tammy Anklewicz - Trusts and Estates
  • Don Bourgeois – Gaming Law
  • Steven Cygelfarb - Real Estate Law, Commercial Leasing Law
  • Milton A. Davis - Legal Malpractice Law
  • Tim Duncan - Municipal Law
  • Albert Engel - Environmental Law
  • Michael B. Fraleigh - Health Care Law, Medical Negligence
  • Jeffrey B. Goldenberg - Real Estate Law
  • Bill Hearn - Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Eric N. Hoffstein – Trust and Estates
  • Ian N. Kady - Real Estate Law
  • Gary Kissack - Aboriginal Law
  • Ross MacDougall – Construction Law
  • Rick Moscone - Cannabis Law
  • Kenneth W. Movat - Construction Law
  • Young Park – Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Karen Rosen - Energy Law
  • Howard Rubinoff – Banking and Finance Law
  • Colleen Spring Zimmerman - Intellectual Property Law
  • Mary Wahbi – Trusts and Estates

 

APRIL 09 2020

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: How Can Your Business Benefit?

The Government of Canada is showing support for Canadian businesses that may be experiencing difficulties due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

The government's response plan is fluid, as the Canadian economy continues to adjust to these turbulent times. It is important to stay updated daily, to see if your business can benefit. Key areas of support, the latest details of which are set out in the article, include access to credit, retaining employees and key personnel, providing market stability and granting flexibility:

 

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MARCH 04 2020

Karen Rosen has been included on the 2020 ReferToHer list of experienced female corporate lawyers in Private M&A.

Foglers is proud to announce that Karen Rosen has been included on the 2020 ReferToHer list of experienced female legal practitioners in Canada. We encourage members of the legal community to nominate other great female lawyers to ReferToHer. Learn more: https://refertoher.com/en/

 

AUGUST 21 2019

19 Fogler Rubinoff Partners Ranked in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada

Fogler Rubinoff is pleased to announce that the following 19 lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

  • Don Bourgeois – Gaming Law
  • Steven Cygelfarb - Real Estate Law, Commercial Leasing Law
  • Milton A. Davis - Legal Malpractice Law
  • Albert Engel - Environmental Law
  • Michael B. Fraleigh - Health Care Law, Medical Negligence
  • Jeffrey B. Goldenberg - Real Estate Law
  • Bill Hearn - Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Eric N. Hoffstein – Trust and Estates
  • Ian N. Kady - Real Estate Law
  • Gary Kissack - Aboriginal Law
  • Ross MacDougall – Construction Law
  • Martin L. Middlestadt - Real Estate Law
  • Kenneth W. Movat - Construction Law
  • Young Park – Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Karen Rosen - Energy Law
  • John Rowinski – Aboriginal Law
  • Howard Rubinoff – Banking and Finance Law
  • Colleen Spring Zimmerman - Intellectual Property Law
  • Mary Wahbi – Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

AUGUST 21 2018

13 Fogler Rubinoff Partners Ranked in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada

Fogler, Rubinoff is pleased to announce that the following lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

  • Jack D. Coop - Environmental Law
  • Steven A. Cygelfarb - Real Estate Law
  • Milton A. Davis - Legal Malpractice Law
  • Albert Engel - Environmental Law
  • Michael B. Fraleigh - Health Care Law
  • Jeffrey B. Goldenberg - Real Estate Law
  • William R. Hearn - Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Ian N. Kady - Real Estate Law
  • Gary Kissack - Aboriginal Law
  • Martin L. Middlestadt - Real Estate Law
  • Kenneth W. Movat - Construction Law
  • Karen Rosen - Energy Law
  • Colleen Spring Zimmerman - Intellectual Property Law

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Recognition

Recognized as a recommended lawyer in the 2021 Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory in Asset-Based Lending

Recognized as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate Law and Energy Law

Speaking Engagements

 May 2018, Presenter, “Negotiating and Issuing Transaction Opinions” at the OBA's Secured Transaction Essentials for Business Lawyers program.

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario

Community Involvement

Director and Vice-President, Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School - 2013 to present

Awards & Distinctions

  • Ivan Cleveland Rand Scholarship, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • LL.M. Programme in Constitutional Law and Charter Class of 1990 Award, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Cassels, Brock & Blackwell Centennial Prize in Constitutional Law, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Clifton H. Lane Memorial Prize Property Law II, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Academic Excellence Award, University of Western Ontario
  • Dean's Honor List, University of Western Ontario

Education

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar, 1998
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B, 1996
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, 1994
  • Hebrew University, Israel, Overseas Study Program, 1993
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