Joanna Rosengarten


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Joanna Rosengarten is a partner in the Environmental Group at Goodmans.

Joanna has a wealth of knowledge and expertise across the full spectrum of environmental legal matters, including evaluating and managing environmental legal risk in the context of complex corporate transactions and advising on environmental assessment, permitting and liability in large project development. Manufacturing, chemical, mining, infrastructure and brownfield  redevelopment projects are significant areas of focus for Joanna, as are clean-tech and energy projects. She has advised developers, acquirers and investors in connection with renewable, nuclear and conventional energy assets and transmission facilities. She also regularly represents and advises clients on compliance with emerging environmental legislation, defence of environmental prosecutions and government orders, remediation of contaminated sites and product stewardship. 

Joanna also practices in the area of climate change, ESG, and energy law. She provides strategic advice to clients on greenhouse gas reporting compliance, obligations arising under federal and provincial greenhouse gas legislation, carbon offset credits, strategies and risks in meeting net-zero commitments and broader ESG due diligence matters.

Joanna has been recognized as a leading environmental lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada. She is also ranked in the areas of Environmental Law and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and has been featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure, the Lexpert Special Edition: Energy and the Lexpert Special Edition: Global Mining.


Professional Involvement

Joanna is a frequent writer and speaker on environmental and climate change legal matters and has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in environmental law. She is a former adjunct professor of environmental law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association