Josh Morales is an associate with Parker Poe’s Intellectual Property practice group in Raleigh. His practice focuses on representing companies engaged in IP or technology related transactions in various industries, including consumer electronics, education, entertainment, financial services, health care, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, and software/information technology.
He regularly advises businesses regarding their trademark, copyright, domain name, and other proprietary rights, including in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, and licensing, as well as the clearance, adoption, registration, and protection of new brands and related dispute resolution. He also frequently counsels clients on the preparation and negotiation of a variety of commercial agreements, including purchase, supply, distribution, licensing, services, employment, and consulting arrangements.
Josh also has experience representing private equity funds, portfolio companies, and other business organizations in structuring and negotiating complex transactions, including domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions, debt and equity financings, restructurings and recapitalizations, executive compensation and incentive arrangements, and other general corporate and commercial matters.
He received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was senior review editor of the Virginia Law & Business Review. He received his BBA in Legal Studies (Business Law), cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Business Administration.
Prior to joining Parker Poe, Josh was an associate with the corporate group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago. He has served on Parker Poe's Recruiting and Diversity Committees, and in his spare time he serves as regional deputy president of the Hispanic National Bar Association; volunteers with the Marbles Kids Museum, the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, and Alzheimer’s North Carolina; counsels children undergoing spinal fusion for scoliosis; and collects vintage guitars.