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  • J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley,


    Managing Articles Editor, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Southern California Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, State Bar of California

Member, State Bar of New York

Mentor, The Founder Institute, New York, Boston, San Diego, Austin, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

Mentor, Quake Capital, New York, Los Angeles and Austin

Advisor, New York Innovation Collective

Charter Member and Former Director, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) New York

Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal 500

Joseph F. Daniels

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      825 Eighth Ave., 31st Fl.
      New York, NY 10019

Joseph Daniels is Co-Chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice. He represents startup 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. He regularly advises a broad range of startups, venture-backed companies and VC funds about, and has led hundreds of venture and strategic financing transactions. Mr. Daniels has helped companies and private equity firms handle dozens of merger, acquisition and disposition transactions. Additionally, he has represented issuers and underwriters in scores 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.

Mr. Daniels also serves 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. He focuses on representing clients involved in high-growth sectors, and has experience with a broad range of industries, including adtech, agile aerospace, artificial intelligence, biotech, blockchain, cleantech, consumer, cryptocurrency, digital media, ecommerce, energy, Internet of Things, Fintech/financial services, life sciences, mobile, semiconductor, software and telecommunications.

Representative Matters

Seed, Venture Capital and Strategic Financings
Seed Financings
Represented a variety of early stage companies in their formation and seed financings, including Adapt Ready, API Fortress, Augmate, Craft & Savor, Cray Pay, Cresilon, Digitzs, Dittach, EcoLogic Solutions, Elemental Path, EnerKnol, F#, Fabzat, Headlight Labs, Ligandal, LMRKTS, Microshare.io, mise en place, Novo, NimbleDroid, Protecht, Red Balloon Security, Rocket Cloud, Shipsi, Solidified, SpotOn, Steeplechase Studios, TEMPLE Turmeric, TicketSocket, Top Flight Technologies, TigerTrade, Vestorly and We3 Real Estate.
Company-Side Venture & Strategic Financings
Represented numerous technology, life sciences and consumer companies in financings led by venture funds, including:
Cresilon in $26.4 million of convertible note and preferred stock financings by Bespoke Ventures and others.
Encell Technology in $27 million of convertible note financings by Capricorn Investment Group, Crestline Investors, and others.
Vestorly in a $8.5 million preferred stock financing by Richmond Global Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, Gaspar Ventures and others.