Joel D. Rosen
Corporate Law Attorney

Managing Partner and corporate law attorney Joel D. Rosen has 30+ years experience practicing law in employment, franchise and business areas.

High Swartz
Norristown Office

Bucks County, PA, Montgomery County, PA

High Swartz Managing Partner and Corporate Law Attorney Joel D. Rosen’s areas of practice include franchise law, business, commercial law, employment law, trademark/copyright law and commercial leasing. Mr. Rosen has counseled numerous businesses with regard to general corporate and commercial transactions, including formation, mergers & acquisitions, licensing, sales, and financing projects. Mr. Rosen’s corporate client base spans a broad spectrum of industries, including biotechnology, franchise, weight-loss, food and restaurant, consumer products, media and entertainment, software and technology, and nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Rosen presently serves on the Board of Directors of several nonprofit organizations, including The Hepatitis B Foundation, The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute and the Montgomery Bar Foundation.

Prior to joining High Swartz in 2007, Mr. Rosen owned the Law Offices of Joel Rosen and served as Vice President/General Counsel of NutriSystem, Inc., and Senior Corporate Counsel of AAMCO Transmissions, Inc.

Get to Know Corporate Law Attorney Joel D. Rosen

Affiliations & Honors

  • Montgomery Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2016-Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member, 1982 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1982 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1982 – Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Member, 2016-Present
  • ABA Forum on Franchising, Member, 1985 – Present


  • Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2017 – Present
  • AV Distinguished Ranking, Martindale Hubbell
  • Main Line Today, Top Lawyer, 2019


  • Hepatitis B Foundation (Doylestown, PA), Chairman of the Board of Directors (2008-Present), Member of the Board (2003 – Present), Member of Executive Committee (2005 – Present)
  • Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research, Member of the Board of Directors (2005 – Present)
  • Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, Member of the Board of Directors (2007 – Present)
  • The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, Member of the Board of Directors

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1982


  • University of Florida School of Law, J.D., Gainesville, FL, 1982
    Honors: Appellate Advocacy
    Taught Appellate Advocacy as a 3rd year law student
  • Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude, History, Waltham, MA 1979
    Positions: Student Senator, 1975-76

Joel D. Rosen's Legal Insights

Should I form an LLC for an Investment Property

So you want to invest in real estate, possibly buying one or more investment properties, but are not certain if you should buy them in your own name, as husband and wife or through some form of legal entity. The decisions you make now regarding the purchasing of the real estate could save you time […]

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Business Interruption Insurance in PA – Are You Really Covered During the Pandemic?

Many business owners had insurance policies that included “business interruption” coverage. If the pandemic isn’t business interruption, what is? As the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 swept into the United States and stay at home orders and mandatory business closures rolled out of governors’ offices like water over Niagara Falls, business owners, small, medium and […]

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Client Testimonials

Bob R.

“In 2009 my company went through a major reorganization. As President, I had to find a new law firm and in particular an attorney who could guide us through a rather complicated situation. I looked to my personal attorney for help; recognizing that I needed a specialist in corporate matters, he referred me to High Swartz and in particular Joel Rosen. It took only one meeting with Joel for me to recognize that I was in great hands. Over the years, his counsel has proven to be invaluable, only to be topped by the friendship we’ve developed. His opinion and advice is always only a phone call or email away. Choosing a law firm and a great attorney shouldn’t be left to chance. High Swartz is a great choice.”

Denise B.

“Always willing and ready and able to help in anyway. Their team’s experience and knowledge enables them to provide advice and guidance on such a variety of subject matters. I look to them again and again and again…”

Tim B.

“High Swartz has provided sound corporate law and real estate law counsel In my work as President of the non-profit Hepatitis B Foundation as well as its research arm, the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute and its Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center. I want to emphasize that their common sense and candor has often been as valuable as their legal know-how. They also have a commitment to the community, as evidenced by the fact that High Swartz’s Managing Partner, Joel D. Rosen sits on the board of all 3 non profit organizations. He has gone above and beyond providing his legal knowledge and generosity to me and to those dedicated our cause.”