Daniel C. Gunter, III

Business, Corporate and Transactional Attorney and LEED Green Associate
Ward and Smith, P.A.
919.277.9165 Fax 919.277.9177
Email dcgunter@wardandsmith.com
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Daniel advises public and private companies, including closely held companies, senior management, and boards of directors on a diverse range of business matters including corporate governance, strategic alternatives, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, securities and capital markets issues, and Blue Sky.

Daniel's transactional work includes mergers and acquisitions, drafting and negotiating corporate agreements, public and private securities offerings, tender offers and entity liquidations on behalf of both public and private companies in a variety of industries, including financial institutions and public and private real estate companies.  He has advised companies in securities offerings in excess of $12 billion and acted as outside general counsel to a number of clients. Daniel regularly counsels clients on matters that relate to director fiduciary duties, securities disclosure issues and conflicts of interest.

In addition, Daniel serves on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and is the 2018-2019 President of the NC State University Alumni Association.

Daniel is an accredited Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associate (LEED AP). 


  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2004; Articles Editor, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation 
  • B.A., Spanish and History, magna cum laude, NC State University, 2000; Highest Academic Achievement in History, 2000

Honors and Distinctions*

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • NC State University Alumni Association Board of Directors, President
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Board of Directors, Land Search Committee Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Triangle District Council
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Campaign Cabinet for Annual Giving, NC State University Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign
  • NC State University Chancellor's Circle Co-Chair, 2017-Present
  • NC State University Development Coalition, Vice-Chair

Admitted to Practice

North Carolina, 2004

* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions: www.bestlawyers.com; businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/; and www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina.

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