J. Dain Dulaney, Jr.  ddulaney@bdj-law.com


Mr. Dulaney has a broad general corporate and transactional practice developed both through extensive in-house and large firm experience. His practice focuses on providing practical legal advice to help business owners decide how to structure and finance their start-up, assist with the purchase and sale of businesses, prepare shareholder and operating agreements and implement employee option and bonus plans.  While he assists all types of businesses, he continues to have a particular focus on advising high growth entrepreneurís on how to structure their company for angel, venture or private equity funding, grow toward and execute a successful exit. His practice areas include all facets of buying and selling businesses, angel, venture, private equity and mezzanine financing, including private placements, employee stock option and bonus plans, employment related issues, technology licensing, securities, pre-litigation dispute resolution.



Professional Experience

In-house counsel, including General Counsel for a publicly traded company (1991-2001)

Transactional/Corporate attorney with Charlotte, N.C. law firms (2001-present)


Entrepreneur's Organization (EO)

Apparo (formerly NPower-Charlotte Region (Board Member)

Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) Council

Wed3 (Angel Networking Group)

Mecklenburg Country Bar Assoc. (Past Member of CLE Committee)

Charlotte Leadership Forum (Graduate of Class of 2004)

Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout, Assistant Scoutmaster)

Myers Park United Methodist Church (Administrative Board)

Business Success Institute, Sponsor

Professional Activities

Charlotte Business Journal - Contributor

Carolina Business Review  - Past Appearances


BA, Washington and Lee University (1982-1986)

J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law (1986-1989)



Licensed to practice in North Carolina

Articles & Presentations

The JOBS Act -New Capital Funding Avenues for Early Stage Entrepreneurs.pdf May 07, 2012 6:31 AM
Equity Based Compensation May 07, 2012 6:48 AM
Angel Capital Investment Structures May 07, 2012 6:52 AM