“The comparison doesn’t have to be to visual arts. Process is art—how you accomplish your goal, how you do it differently from everyone else. It’s about creativity.” - Danielle Iampietro
Danielle Iampietro Partner
Ask Danielle Iampietro about her approach to practicing law and she’ll tell you it’s the same as the firm’s: solution-focused, responsive, hardworking and team-oriented. They’re qualities her corporate, commercial and institutional clients appreciate—particularly those with time sensitive, complicated and high stakes transactions.
Making tough decisions easier.
If you’re selling your business and the buyer is halfway around the world, you can count on Danielle Iampietro to be available, no matter the time zone. It’s the kind of client-centred care that she’s built her practice on. “I’m not the kind of lawyer who says, I’m busy, I’ll get to you when I can,” she says. “I owe my career to my clients.”
As a corporate and commercial lawyer, Danielle is an expert in the ins and outs of complex transactions—both on paper and in practice. “My area of the law seems pretty black and white,” she says. “But you need a lot of experience to understand the grey areas.”
She shares her insights with her clients so they can make truly informed decisions. “I’m very concerned that my clients understand what’s going on,” she says. “I want them to know the impact their choices will have on their future legal rights—but I also help them make those decisions. They’re not on their own.”
Danielle has extensive experience in banking and secured transactions, as well as cross-border transactions, particularly the purchase of Canadian companies by a U.S. firm. She also assists companies with the tricky aspects of mergers, including managing personality conflicts and culture clashes. When the owner of a family business says “sell,” Danielle is there to help with all the legal aspects of what is often a large, complex and emotional transaction. She’s also a registered trademark agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and helps clients with trademarks, copyright, licensing, and distribution.
Danielle was instrumental in assisting the Venetor Group, the largest independently owned equipment rental provider in Ontario, in its acquisition by United Rentals of Canada, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI). United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 531 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces.
She assisted Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) in its $57 million financing of McMaster Innovation Park’s $69 million research complex. This was BDC’s largest contribution under the federal government’s Business Credit Availability Program to date.
Danielle provided advice, including structuring advice, in the merger of a group of independent car dealers operating over eight separate dealerships throughout the province of Ontario, including the negotiation and implementation of shareholder and voting trust agreements.
She assisted the shareholders of Edson Packaging Machinery (2007) Limited in the sale of their shares to a Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based Pro Mach Inc.
" Q: Words to live by."− A: “Honesty is the best policy. It’s the foundation for credibility, which is critical to our business clients.”
" Q: On Hamilton. "− A: “It’s a real city. There are the smoke stacks but there’s also Cootes Paradise. There’s a lot of diversity that people aren’t aware of—ethnic communities, foods, culture. It’s more like a big city that way. Hamilton is very gritty but very innovative. And it’s reinventing itself.”
" Q: Unofficial job title."− A: “The one who does the stuff no one else wants to.”