Joshua Celeste has a broad-based corporate law practice. He is known for successfully navigating multi-faceted business transactions that fortify his clients’ businesses and position them to prosper. He often works with Duffy & Sweeney corporate clients on domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions, and mergers; complex restructurings and recapitalizations; and diverse governance issues. He has handled significant real estate development matters in conjunction with his corporate practice including property acquisitions; project development and construction; and leasing and financing.
Josh has counseled a variety of forward-thinking companies ranging from local, start-up private entities to national, publicly traded companies. He has handled offerings and placements of debt and equity securities, equity investments and acquisitions ranging in value from $10 to $100 million, venture capital financings ranging in value from $500,000 to $10 million, and revolving credit and term loan facilities ranging in size from $1 to $50 million.
Josh has effectively represented clients in the following transactions:
According to one source, “he is a true business partner who makes me feel valued as a client.” (Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers For Business)
“Selling A Business: Ensuring Clients Achieve Maximum Value” was the title of a presentation by Michael Sweeney, Jean Harrington and Joshua Celeste at the Rhode Island Society of CPAs. It covered the need for strong representation from a team of legal, financial, tax and other professionals to complete the successful sale of a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The group analyzed the anatomy of a sale including key market terms and concepts, negotiation tactics, and critical financial and accounting aspects of every deal. The course provided strategies from the letter of intent through closing including the use of post-closing earn-outs, net working capital PEGS and adjustments, financial statement reps and warranties plus other key areas where a CPA plays a pivotal role in the deal process. (December 2015)
Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. 2000)
University of Rhode Island (B.S. 1997 with distinction)
Rhode Island (2000)
Federal District Court, RI (2001)