Meet Joseph Chiummiento

Corporate and Securities Lawyer

As your lawyer, it is my job to ensure you have the ability to take advantage of a new opportunity and a plan of action that protects you and your business.

Joseph Chiummiento

Corporate and Securities Lawyer, Core Lawyers

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Corporate Law Services

Corporate and Securities Lawyer Joseph Chiummiento focuses his practice on transactions in the areas of securities law, finance and mergers and acquisitions.

As a legal counsel and corporate secretary for many TSX and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies, Joseph set up in-house legal departments and gained a keen appreciation for raising money, the IPO process, corporate governance and contract review/drafting.

While his business management expertise cuts across a wide range of sectors including natural resources, financial services, technology and construction, it is his real-world experience that gives him an edge over other corporate securities lawyers: His most trying years that shaped him into the trusted lawyer he is today, were characterized by the market crash in the fall of 2008. As the corporate secretary of a junior mining company on the Toronto Venture Exchange attempting to close a flow-through financing in a suddenly bearish market, Joseph guided the company to a quick and successful close; not just in his named capacity but more so as a trusted advisor and strategist.

His experience also helps Joseph appreciate the decision-making process from the perspective of his clients ensuring that legal advice is supportive of management decisions. Clients from the corporate finance world and small & medium-size businesses alike value his direct approach and big-picture thinking. With unexpected creativity and a “can-do-attitude”, Joseph quickly becomes an indispensable source of unbiased guidance.

When Joseph is not on the ice coaching kids hockey, hiking or traveling for the next adventure you will find him honing his entrepreneurial side and developing the next start-up, and tuning into the latest business trends.

Want to learn more? – You can connect with Joseph via phone, email or on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Joseph’s experience includes:

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Directly involved in private placement equity transactions for multiple, million dollar financing agreements with Chinese state-owned enterprises, and private Chinese investors
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Provided direct advice to public companies through the financing, exploration, tender process and feasibility study completion for a mining company with over $50 million in project expenditures for Canadian Northern exploration.
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Involved with Cleantech, Biotech, Natural Resources and Technology Startups.
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Created a non-dilutive financing structure for a $1 billion dollar cap-ex financing and joint venture agreement with a Fortune 500 Chinese public company that was also partially state-owned.
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Chairs the Compensation Committee and Audit Committee of a public mining exploration company that completed an Option and Joint Venture Agreement with one of the largest mining companies in the world.
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Managed the legal and finance aspects of Pre-IPO and IPO financing for a TSX level oil and gas exploration and production company that raised over $70,000,000.
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Is a Board Member and Audit Committee Member of a private equity mutual fund.

Memberships

Law Society of Upper Canada

Education

LL.B., University of Windsor, 2001
Called to the Bar, Ontario, 2002
B.S.W., York University, 1996
Bachelor of Arts, York University, 1995

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