Rosen & Goyal, P.C.

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Joel Rosen

  • Partner

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Advice & Litigation
  • Employment & Discrimination
  • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Landlord-Tenant & Section 8
  • Construction Contracts & Disputes
  • Administrative Law


Joel Rosen is the founder and managing principal of Rosen & Goyal, P.C., formerly Rosen Law Office, P.C.

Trained as a litigator, Joel enjoyed a long career working for corporate law firms prior to opening his own practice.  He and his team focus on advising businesses, entrepreneurs, executives and individuals.

Joel represents doctors, dentists, nurses, and other professionals before the state licensing boards and advises on general practice issues including employment and regulatory matters. He has appeared in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and before many administrative tribunals including municipal zoning and planning boards, the MCAD, the Civil Service Commission, the Architectural Access Board, and many others.

Prior to founding his own practice, Joel was a partner at Metaxas, Norman & Pidgeon, a business law firm on the North Shore, where he supervised the litigation department.

Additionally, Joel worked at the Massachusetts Appeals Court under Justice Roderick Ireland, taught business law at Bradford College, and served on the faculty of Mass. Continuing Legal Education panels. He is a conciliator in the Superior Court and serves on the hearing committee of the Board of Bar Overseers. A former journalist, he has published hundreds of articles on legal and other topics.

He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Past Positions

  • Massachusetts Appeals Court, Justice Roderick Ireland, intern
  • Metaxas, Norman & Pidgeon, Partner

Representative Cases

  • Chadwick v. Bd. of Registration in Dentistry, 461 Mass. 77 (2011)
  • Randall v. Bd. of Registration in Medicine, SJC 2013-419 (2015)
  • Kelcourse v. Kelcourse, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 33 (2015)
  • Pacheco v. Gorin, MICV2009-01946 (2009)
  • Foster v. Worcester Zoning Bd. App. of Worcester, 78 Mass. App. Ct. 128 (2011)
  • Caputo v. City of Haverhill, 82 Mass. App. Ct. 1109 (2012)
  • Merrimack Valley Reg. Transit Auth. v. Wood Mill Parking, LLC, 78 Mass. App. Ct. 1126 (2011)
  • Procopio Const. Co. v. DiMarco,, 2000 Mass. App. Div. 166 (Dist. Ct. 2000)
  • U.S. ex rel. Metric Elec., Inc. v. Enviroserve, Inc., 301 F. Supp. 2d 56 (D. Mass. 2003)
  • Rizkallah v. Attorney General, 2021 WL 5751826 (2021)


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 1994
  • Brown University
    • A.B.
    • With Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire

Professional Associations

  • Haverhill Bar Association
  • Lawrence Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association, Director
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Health Law Council, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hearing Officer, Board of Bar Overseers
  • Conciliator, Essex Superior Court
  • Alumni/ae Association Board of Directors, Northeastern U. School of Law
  • Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Beaver Lake Improvement Association, Director

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Director, Northeastern University School of Law Alumni Board
  • Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, Beaver Lake Improvement Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Classes & Seminars

  • CLE presentations at MCLE and MBA, Bradford College,” adjunct professor in business law.”
  • Panelist, 2021 Mass Bar Association Health Law Conference, “Conflicts between Providers and Patients.”

Published Works

  • Superior Court Practice Manual, Contributor, MCLE, 1999
  • Mail Order Orthodontics, Lawyers Journal
  • The Misuse of Summary Suspension, Lawyers Journal
  • Can an Employer Force Workers to Get Flu Shots?, Mass. Lawyers Weekly
  • The Dental Board’s First Look at Your Case, Journal of the Mass Dental Society
  • Smoking and Medical Oxygen: What’s a Landlord to Do?, Mass. Lawyers Weekly
  • The Doctor Is Drunk, Massachusetts Lawyer’s Journal, April 2019
  • The Misuse of Summary Suspension, Massachusetts Lawyer’s Journal, March 2017