“Law is an art in that we all have our own style and there’s not necessarily one right way to serve clients and practice law. Though there are definitely wrong ways.” - David Rosati

David Rosati Associate

David Rosati brings his business background and systematic thinking to every file he works on. He’s learned from some of the best how to keep the focus on the client’s goals. “We provide good advice and focus on getting good results,” he says, “but the client calls the shots.”

Keeping you involved, every step of the way.

David Rosati’s first love was business—which is a distinct advantage for his clients.

As part of the corporate and commercial team at Scarfone Hawkins, he’s learned that the best results come when clients are informed and involved. “Some lawyers take the approach, ‘Leave it with me, I’ll take care of it’,” he says. “We educate our clients. We give them the facts and advice they need to make the decisions themselves. After all, they’re the experts in their business and know exactly what they want to achieve.”

David’s work ranges from banking and secured transactions to mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and corporate restructuring, development projects, employment law, residential real estate, and wills, estates and trusts. Regardless of the file, he has an open, easy-going manner and an organized, logical, principled approach. “I like helping clients achieve their goals,” he says. “It’s almost like I’m a part of their business.”

Featured Work


David acted as associate counsel in the acquisition of an automotive sales and leasing company with operations across Canada.

He was associate counsel on the merger of several Southern Ontario automobile dealers with locations in Hamilton, Barrie, Brantford, Guelph and London.

He acted in the corporate reorganization and amalgamation of a leading international manufacturing business.

He acted for a large developer and investor in defending a multi-million dollar construction case.


David assisted in the sale of Edson Packaging Machinery (2007) Limited to U.S.-based Pro Mach Inc.

" Q: Favourite way to stay on top of changes in the profession."

− A: “I enjoy attending continuing professional development seminars. There's an increasing tendency for lawyers to view these seminars as webcasts from the office. This is a great convenience, but I prefer to attend in-person. I think it adds to the learning experience.”

" Q: Personal quality that’s served you well. "

− A: “I try to be myself. Candid, honest and worthy of our clients’ confidence.”

" Q: Your unofficial job title."

− A: “It recently became official. I’m the lawyer IT guy—part of the team that makes sure we’re getting the most from the technology we have and trying out new technology that will make us more efficient and responsive to clients.”