Tony Gioia

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1996

As a tenacious and tactical corporate commercial lawyer, Tony is passionate about helping his clients prosper and thrive. He has earned an enviable reputation as a trusted business partner by providing strategic value-added advice and always meeting tight deadlines.

Tony is a senior member of the firm's Capital Markets, Corporate Commercial, Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity and Venture Finance Groups. He practises in the areas of corporate, banking and commercial law with an emphasis on venture capital (venture debt and private equity), mergers and acquisitions, syndicated loans, senior and subordinated/mezzanine financings, secured lending, asset and share sale transactions, shareholder arrangements, securities and cross-border transactions. Tony regularly acts as counsel for several Canadian and U.S. chartered banks, venture capital/private equity funds and other institutional investors and lenders.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in Venture Capital Law, Banking and Finance Law and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Recipient of the Medal of the Governor General of Canada for academic excellence - St. Michael's College School

Professional Involvement


  • Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Representative Matters



  • LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1994
  • (Faculty Scholar with High Distinction) English and History, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, 1989-1991
  • St. Michael’s College School, 1984-1989