Mary Ellen Rose

Executive Committee Member
Managing Shareholder | Hiring Shareholder | Chair, Franchise Department

Ms. Rose focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and business law, transportation, and franchise law.  Represents transportation companies, particularly railroads, and automobile and boat manufacturers/distributors in federal, bankruptcy, state, administrative, and arbitration venues in the defense of claims under state and federal law.  She is involved in all aspects of relationships between manufacturers/distributors and dealers including enforcement of franchise quality industry standards, allocation issues and counseling regarding general distribution arrangements.

Representative Matters

  • Represents automobile manufacturers/distributors in federal, state and arbitration venues in defense of wrongful franchise termination claims.
  • Represents Class I and Short Line Railroads in real estate, operations, and regulatory matters.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as one of South Jersey’s “Top Attorneys” as published by SJ Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising, Member
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Member
  • Camden County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member


  • Railroad Eminent Domain – Jersey Style, State of New Jersey Transportation Conference, 2014