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J. Dain Dulaney, Jr.

J. Dain Dulaney, Jr.
J. Dain Dulaney, Jr.


Corporate Law

Clients benefit from Dain’s broad general corporate and transactional experience, developed through extensive in-house and large firm practice.

He began his career as in-house counsel, and has served as General Counsel for a publicly traded technology company. Dain has since spent more than fifteen years practicing transactional and corporate law at Charlotte firms, focusing his representation on high growth entrepreneurs and startups.

Dain uses both of these perspectives to tailor his advice and serve his clients at Bishop, Dulaney, Joyner & Abner. Dain’s experience makes him especially skilled at navigating the nuances of corporate law, providing legal assistance to business owners, entrepreneurs and investors, from formation through funding and  successful exits.

Areas of Practice

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Employment Issues and Compensation
  • Business Formation and Financing
  • General Business and Corporate Governance
  • Angel, Venture and Debt Financing
  • Intellectual Property Licensing and Protection

Comprehensive Corporate and Transactional Representation

Dain’s practice focuses on providing practical legal advice to help entrepreneurs decide how to structure and finance their start-up, assist with the purchase and sale of businesses, provide outside general counsel services, prepare shareholder and operating agreements, and implement employee option and bonus plans.

While he assists all types of businesses, Dain has a particular focus on advising high growth entrepreneurs on how to structure their company for angel, venture or private equity funding, as well as growing toward and executing a successful exit.

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Wake Forest University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 1989

Washington and Lee University

  • Bachelor of Arts, 1986

Community Leadership and Involvement

  • RevTech Labs and QCFinTech Accelerator (mentor)
  • Apparo (formerly NPower-Charlotte Region) (former board member)
  • Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) (co-lead for annual angel funding event)
  • Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) (current member)
  • Mecklenburg Country Bar Association (former CLE committee member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (CLE presenter)
  • Charlotte Business Journal (contributor)
  • Carolina Business Review (panelist)
  • Charlotte Leadership Forum (2004 graduate)
  • Myers Park United Methodist Church (former administrative board member)
  • Boy Scouts of America (former Assistant Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout)