LINDA MARKUS DANIELS
Linda Markus Daniels concentrates her practice in the representation of entrepreneurial, technology-based and international businesses, and their investors. In this practice she is called upon to work on such matters as incorporations, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and securities transactions, the licensing, distribution and protection of intellectual property, tax problems and various international issues. Her background is as follows:
Ms. Daniels received her undergraduate degree in public policy magna cum laude with honors from Duke University and then received a M.A. with distinction in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. After working as an international and regulatory economic analyst for three years, she returned to Duke University School of Law where she earned a J.D. with honors and served as an Editor of the Duke Law Journal.
Ms. Daniels recently served two terms as Chairman of the International Law and Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She has served as an officer and director of the North Carolina Technology Association and as a Director of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). She served as Chairman of the CED's 2008 and 2006 Venture Conferences, the 2004 and 2002 Infotech Conferences, and the 2000 and 1994 Conferences on Entrepreneurship. She is a founding member of the first North Carolina Chapter of the national Women President's Organization. Ms. Daniels has also served as a director of the Association of the American Dance Festival, Chairman of the Research Triangle International Law Roundtable, and as a member of the North Carolina Computer Law Roundtable.
Ms. Daniels has received the North Carolina Technology Association Top IT Support Service Provider Award, Triangle Business Journal’s top “Women in Business” and "Financial Impact Leader" Awards, Business Leader’s “Woman Extraordinaire” award and the North Carolina Business "Legal Elite" recognition. She is also rated AV by Martindale, the highest rating based upon peer review and has been recognized by American Registry as among America's Most Honored Professionals Top 10%. Ms. Daniels was selected to represent lawyers of North Carolina on the bar exchange missions to Taiwan, Argentina, Turkey, Lithuania, Latvia and Japan.
Previously Ms. Daniels served as General Counsel for MercuryGate International, Inc. and Chief Legal Officer of Cato Bioventures.
WALTER ETHERIDGE DANIELS
Walter E. Daniels focuses his practice on the corporate, financial and intellectual property needs of technology-based companies, including such matters as corporate finance, venture capital, and transactions involving technology. His backgroud includes the following:
Mr. Daniels attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar, graduating as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and with honors. He earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.A. in Public Policy Sciences from Duke University.
He has been selected as among Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in American Law, among the "Legal Elite" in the Business Law category, and among North Carolina Superlawyers. He maintains Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent and AVVO 10 ratings. He has received many other awards and honors, including being selected as the recipient of the 1998 “NCEITA 21" Legal-Financial Award and as the 1989 “Service Provider of the Year” by the CED, as well as having received the Charles Hamner Award for service to the Biotechnology industry.
Mr. Daniels currently serves as Chairman of the Statewide Advisory Board of the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) for which he has served since 1984. He has also served as a Member of the Roanoke Island Commission pursuant to an appointment by the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was Chairman of Biotech 2001 sponsored by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. He served as Chairman of the North Carolina Technological Development Authority (NCTDA) from 1994 through 2000 and as a Director from 2000 through February 2002.
He was a founding member of the CED and served as a director of the CED for many years. He has served as Chairman of CED’s Venture ‘99: The 16th Annual Research Triangle Venture Capital Conference, a member of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center Advisory Committee on the Development and Transfer of Biotechnology, a Trustee of the Durham Arts Council, as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association (NCEITA), Chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Solar Law, a Director of the North Carolina Alternative Energy Corporation, a Director of the Research Triangle Park Rotary Club, and a member of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Advisory Board.
From 2007 through 2012 Mr. Daniels served as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Capitol Broadband, LLC, a holding company with 17 telecommunications, real-estate and other operating subsidiaries, including Connexion Technologies, together involving 600 employees and operations in 49 states, and which together received approximately $700 million in debt and equity financing.