Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. 2000)
University of Rhode Island (B.S. 1997 with distinction)
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:
Bar and Court Admissions
Rhode Island (2000)
Federal District Court, RI (2001)
Professional & Community Involvement
Button Hole, a non-profit initiative governed by The Golf Foundation of Rhode Island – Member, Board of Directors
Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency – Member, Board of Directors
March of Dimes, Rhode Island Chapter – Former Member, Board of Directors
Joshua Celeste counsels clients on recapitalizations, restructurings, acquisitions and disposals. 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)