Anthony Rosato

Anthony Rosato



(905) 501-4433


(905) 890-8006


“Being ethical in all that I do is of paramount importance to me. My clients can be sure that my approach is always to be fair and reasonable, to protect their interests to the fullest extent possible, and to assist them in achieving their goals. If I were not a partner at Keel Cottrelle LLP, I’d likely be working fervently at “Forth, Right & Swift LLP”, because that is how I believe legal services should be provided.”

Areas of Practice

  • Charitable and Non-Profit Law
  • Commercial Real Estate and Municipal Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Education Law
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology
  • Procurement Law


I act for a wide variety of corporate clients, including entrepreneurs, owner-managers of family-owned businesses, executives, and large corporations, including not-for-profit corporations. I also represent and advise public sector clients, such as school boards and other educational institutions, on a broad range of corporate matters. I provide advice with respect to Acquisitions, Divestitures & Re-organizations, Computer Information & Technology, Contracts and Contract Administration, Commercial Leasing, Intellectual Property, Secured Transactions, Estate Planning and Administration, Education & Public Sector Law, Supply Chain Management, Corporate and Commercial Law, and Incorporation, Organization & Contractual Management of Canadian Companies on behalf of Multi-National Corporations.

Highlights include successfully representing a candidate on a Municipal Elections Re-count Proceeding who originally lost the election and was subsequently confirmed to have won, and discovering and rectifying ownership defects in significant City of Toronto property as a result of Planning Act contraventions, which had previously gone unnoticed by many other lawyers over a long period of time.

Publications, News & Media:

  • Regular presenter at the request of individual school boards and for the Ontario Association of School Business Officials and the Council of Senior Business Officials
  • Presenter on a regular basis with respect to BPS Procurement Directive
  • Managing Editor of the Keel Cottrelle LLP Public Sector Procurement Law Newsletter – a forum to bring our clients up to date with important issues and events


  • Called to the Ontario Bar in 1988
  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School  
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) McGill University

Professional Membership

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association