Justin S. Daniels provides corporate and commercial real estate advice to growth oriented and middle market domestic and international businesses.
His corporate practice consists of representing businesses and business owners in all aspects of their growth cycle, from structuring new ventures, raising capital and advising on acquisitions and divestitures to reviewing and negotiating key vendor, franchise, employment and customer contracts. He has closed M&A transactions valued collectively more than $1 billion.
He specifically advises on cyber business and legal issues that pertain to mergers and acquisitions, investment capital transactions and related due diligence matters, vendor and customer contracts and cyber insurance. He also has a strong background in blockchain technology as he represents one of the largest cryptocurrency mining facilities in the country. He has particular experience in helping clients navigate how the blockchain might apply to a specific use case and the potential business and legal issues arising from it.
Mr. Daniels has taken a leadership role in Georgia’s cybersecurity industry. In 2017, he founded and led the inaugural Atlanta Cyber Week (www.atlcyberweek.com) where multiple organizations held 11 events that attracted more than 1,000 attendees. Atlanta Cyber Week created business opportunities between growth cyber companies and Atlanta’s middle market and Fortune 1,000 customer base while also burnishing the reputation of Atlanta’s regional cybersecurity ecosystem. At the end of Atlanta Cyber Week 2017, he gave a Ted Talk entitled “Why You Hold the Key to Cybersecurity.” He has led the launch of the podcast Cyber Exchange for Baker Donelson in April 2018. The podcast exchanges views on cybersecurity with industry leaders and influencers. In March 2015, he traveled with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and a 36-member delegation on a Georgia cybersecurity mission to the state of Israel to promote the Atlanta regional cybersecurity ecosystem. He has also given presentations about Atlanta’s cybersecurity ecosystem and U.S. privacy laws as part of his travels to London and Manchester surrounding the InfoSec cybersecurity conference in 2016 and 2017.
He represents international companies based in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Israel, Australia and Canada to establish U.S. operations for their technology related companies. His international experience makes him adept at identifying cultural, business and other differences in the U.S. market that can impact the ability of international companies to be successful in the U.S. market.
Mr. Daniels’ commercial real estate practice consists of representing investor syndicates and commercial developers who acquire, develop, finance, lease and sell commercial real estate. He has advised investor syndicates and commercial developers in the retail, industrial, office and data centers. Mr. Daniels’ corporate and commercial real estate background uniquely positions him to represent companies that wish to acquire the assets and commercial real estate of another company, as his experience allows him to advise the client on all aspects of a transaction.