Mary Ellen Rose

Executive Committee Member

Chair, Franchise Practice
Managing Shareholder

Ms. Rose focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and business law, transportation, and franchise law.  She 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.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey



Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ. Juris Doctorate.

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude.

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.

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising, Member.

Burlington County Bar Association, Member.

Camden County Bar Association, Member.

New Jersey State Bar Association, Member.

Classes & Seminars

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