Carmelo Chimera

Carmelo Chimera

Attorney at Law

Chicago
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
The University of Chicago

"Very responsive and knowledgeable I will definitely work with this attorney again"

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About
8 years ago, I graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, and since then I've practiced at some of the world's largest law firms. I've also been a business owner for over 10 years, so I understand what drives value in your business.

I seek to establish long-term relationships with clients to be your trusted source for your legal matters.

My practice areas and focus
•Corporate formation & governance
•Contract negotiation & drafting
•Mergers & acquisitions
•Financings, including debt, equity, & mixed
•Copyrights & trademarks
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"Carmelo is knowledgable, attentive to detail and prompt, it was a pleasure working with him on the project."

Draft Licensing Agreement
Posted on Aug 19, 2021
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"Carmelo was both insightful and generous with his time. He's helping us navigate a situation currently, and I'll happily recommend him as well as continue working with him as needs arise."

Terminate Licensing Agreement
Posted on Aug 17, 2021
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"Carmelo was just the expert I needed. He was extremely timely, courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. I plan on reaching back out to Carmelo in the future."

Consult on Outside General Counsel
Posted on Aug 16, 2021
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"Extremely professional, efficient, and transparent. I would definitely work with him again."

Assist with Other Commercial Contract Matter
Posted on Aug 15, 2021
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"Responsive, communicative, and pragmatic- all you can want in a business attorney"

Assist with Other Commercial Contract Matter
Posted on Aug 9, 2021
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"Carmelo is bright, energetic, and enthusiastic. He has great educational pedigree and the experience of working in a first- rate major firm. He brings that rigor and know-how to his work, coupled with flexibility and a can-do attitude. He’s personable, confident, and supportive."

LLC Operating Agreement, Investor Negotiations, NDA
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Work History

Law Office Of Carmelo G. Chimera

Attorney At Law

Jul 2014 - Present

•Negotiate and draft contracts, including software as a service (SaaS) agreements, master service agreements, labor agreements, and intellectual property agreements
•Advise small business and startup clients on corporate formation and governance including drafting formation and governing documents
•Structure equity, debt, and convertible debt financings and equity incentive offerings

Jul 2014 - Present

Chimera's Comics

Founder & President

Feb 2011 - Present

•Created business including entity formation, negotiating contracts, and regulatory compliance
•Responsible for branding and image development, including significant experience with marketing, advertising, and public relations
•Oversee community outreach, including charitable participation, strategic partnerships, cross-promotions, and brand awareness with appearances on major news networks an

Feb 2011 - Present

McGuireWoods

Staff Attorney/Contract Attorney

Feb 2017 - Aug 2021

• Manage deals from negotiation and LOIs to post-closing
• Clients include institutional investors, private investment funds (including SBIC and RBIC funds), banking institutions, and private corporations
• Significant experience providing related to:
- corporate governance
- mergers & acquisitions
- corporate & fund formation
- debt finance
- labor & employment
- non-competition

Feb 2017 - Aug 2021

Bastille Legal Group

Senior Counsel

Nov 2019 - Oct 2020

Advise clients with respect to corporate formation and governance, contract negotiation and drafting, financings including debt and equity financing, intellectual property matters and securities compliance

Nov 2019 - Oct 2020

Ungaretti & Harris

Associate Attorney

Jun 2012 - Jun 2014

•Researched and drafted memorandums and motions on breach of contract, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, evidence, and civil procedure
•Personally negotiated the successful settlement of over $30,000 worth of fines
•Conducted extensive internal risk management investigation

Jun 2012 - Jun 2014

Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Legal Clerk

Jan 2011 - May 2012

•Researched and drafted memoranda on criminal issues, including evidence, silent witness theory, and involuntary civil commitment
•Assisted in the preparation for trial of spree killer, including collecting evidence, re-searching trial issues, and preparing demonstrative evidence

Jan 2011 - May 2012

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