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Joe Daniels | Partner & Chair of Emerging Companies

Joe Daniels

Partner & Chair of Emerging Companies at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

As a business lawyer, Joe Daniels represents startups to publicly-held technology, life science and consumer companies, venture capital and private equity funds, and investment banks in a wide range of seed and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, and other public offerings. I regularly advise a broad range of startups, venture-backed companies, and VC funds, and have led hundreds of venture and strategic financing transactions. I have helped companies and private equity firms handle scores of a merger, acquisition, and disposition transactions. Additionally, I have represented issuers and underwriters in dozens of IPOs and follow-on public offerings involving companies in the technology, life sciences, and consumer sectors, including leading investment banks such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and Oppenheimer.

I also serve as outside general counsel for numerous companies, assisting them with everything from day-to-day business transactions to multinational strategic alliance transactions ranging from technology and distribution partnerships to joint ventures. I focus on representing clients involved in high-growth sectors and have experience with a broad range of industries, including adtech, AI, biotech, blockchain, cleantech, consumer, cryptocurrency, digital media, eCommerce, energy, IoT, fintech/financial services, life sciences, mobile, semiconductor, software, UAVs and telecommunications. I frequently speak at events addressing a wide range of topics critical for fast-growth companies, including Fintech Connect, Founder Institute, Fundingpost, Health 2.0, Quake Capital Accelerator, and TiE.

Specialties: IPOs & other Public Securities Offerings (including equity and debt), Venture Capital & Strategic Financings and other Financing Transactions, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Strategic Partnerships, Recapitalizations, General Corporate, International Transactions, Public Company Corporate Governance, and Compliance