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Joshua J. Morales

Associate
Raleigh | 919.835.4681
Fax | 919.834.4564
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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.

Representative Experience

  • Represented clients operating in various industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, education, energy, engineering, financial services, food, health care, life sciences, manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, software/information technology, and telecommunications.
  • Represented an international clinical laboratory on a wide variety of commercial agreements, including with respect to sourcing and procurement, supply chain management, human resources and consulting, information technology, and general operations.
  • Represented clients in various industries in trademark prosecution matters, including state and federal trademark applications and office actions.
  • Represented a video game software developer in the negotiation of an international trademark coexistence agreement and office action proceedings before various foreign trademark authorities.
  • Represented an automotive dealership company in trademark opposition proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Represented companies in the construction and financial services industries in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in the negotiation of various commercial agreements, including supply, distribution, licensing, master services, and consulting arrangements.
  • Represented a consumer electronics company in the negotiation of licensing, consulting, and distribution agreements.
  • Represented a renewable energy developer in an approximately $50 million sale of assets.
  • Represented the U.S. subsidiary of a British public company in various transactions involving the acquisition of equipment rental businesses.
  • Represented private equity firm affiliates in the approximately $1 billion international sale of an automotive products manufacturer to a publicly traded acquirer.
  • Represented private equity firm affiliates in the approximately $710 million sale by merger of a security software company to a publicly traded acquirer.
  • Represented private equity firm affiliates in an approximately $500 million financial restructuring and acquisition of a provider of critical maintenance, repair, overhaul, and industrial cleaning solutions to the energy industry.
  • Represented private equity firm affiliates in an approximately $500 million financial restructuring and acquisition of a manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice.
  • Represented private equity firm affiliates in the $459 million international acquisition of various entities comprising the cosmetics and home and personal care businesses of a plastic packaging manufacturer.
  • Represented private equity firm affiliates in the acquisition by merger of a designer, manufacturer and marketer of memory foam products and negotiation of a representation and warranty insurance policy.
  • Represented private equity firm affiliates in the acquisition of an electronic components manufacturer and negotiation of a representation and warranty insurance policy.
  • Served as lead counsel on a variety of corporate, contractual, commercial, and related entertainment transactional matters for clients in the music, film, television, theater, publishing, production, and mass media industries.

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Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Student in Business Law, University of Miami School of Business Administration
  • Student of Distinction, University of Miami Alumni Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society

Memberships

  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Regional Deputy President, 2016-present
  • University of Miami Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Advisory Board Member
  • Doral Academy of Math & Science, Board Member