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Joseph Michael Wallin

Joseph Michael Wallin

also known as Joe Wallin

Practice areas:

Business, Securities Offerings, Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax

About Me

I am a startup and corporate transactions attorney in Seattle. My practice falls into three broad categories:


 



  1. Startups and emerging companies;

  2. Angel and venture financings; and 

  3. Mergers & acquisitions.


 


I represent companies from inception to exit, and provide general counsel services along the way. For example, I regularly help companies adopt and administer stock option and other forms of equity compensation plans and arrangements.


I also represent investors in companies, as well as executives and founders.


You can reach me at (206) 757-8184, or via email at joewallin@dwt.com. You can follow me on Twitter at @joewallin. My Gibberin user name is joe.


I am a frequent public speaker, and happily entertain offers to speak.


I am the also founder and editor of StartupLawBlog.com.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Tax: 20%
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
  3. Venture Capital: 20%
  4. Securities Offerings: 20%
  5. Business: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • John Martin Graham

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    John Graham Business Attorney
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  • Jeffrey Keith Possinger

    Joe Wallin is the go-to lawyer in the Seattle area for legal advice for businesses, whether at the start up stage or beyond. I have found his insights and advice valuable over the years and endorse him and his firm fully.

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    Jeffrey Possinger Business Attorney
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Contact Info

Carney Badley Spellman, PS

Suite 3600
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199405/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Avvo Top Securities Offerings LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Avvo Top Venture Capital LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Washington State Super LawyerN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003
Rising StarN/A2002
Rising StarN/A2001
Rising StarN/A2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of Basic Income TaxSeattle University School of Law1998 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York UniversityTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1996
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Securities Law for Emerging Companies ConferenceIs It Time to Revisit Corporate Structure?2012
Northwest Region Angel Capital Association MeetingPublic Policy Panel2012
"Recent Developments and Implementation Measures Under the JOBS Act," Davis Wright Tremaine CLE, Seattle, September 12, 2012"Recent Developments and Implementation Measures Under the JOBS Act," Davis Wright Tremaine CLE, Seattle, September 12, 20122012
Northwest Regional MeetingAngel Capital Public Policy Matters2011
2011 LA Games Conference“The Smartphone and Tablet Revolution – What are the Latest Trends in Games and Social Networking for Portable Devices?”2011
Mergers & Acquisition: E-Commerce and Technology TransactionsMergers & Acquisition: E-Commerce and Technology Transactions2007
2nd Annual Angel ColloquiumAngel Portfolio Strategy--Panel Discussion2007
The Seminar Group"Private Equity & Mezzainine Debt Financing"2006
DLA Piper and Browne ProgramProxy & Annual Meeting Preparation Workshop2006
Lorman Education ServicesAdvanced Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operation in Washington2005
Lorman Education ServicesMergers and Acquisistions; Survival Tactics for Deal Lawyers2005
National Business InstituteThe Ins and Outs of Limited Liability Companies in Washington2005
Lorman Educational ServicesAdvanced Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operation in Washington2004
National Business InstituteLimited Liability Companies in Washington2004
Gray Cary and Browne ProgramProxy & Annual Meeting Preparation Workshop2004
National Business InstituteMergers & Acquisitions From Start to Finish2003
Lorman Educational ServicesAdvanced Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operationg in Washington2003
National Business InstituteLimited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships in Washington2003
Lorman Educational ServicesPartnerships, LLCs and LLPs in Washington: Organization and Operations2002
Lorman Education ServicesTax Issues for High Tech Companies2002
National Business InstituteLimited Liability Companies in Washington2002
National Business InstituteMergers and Acquisitions in Washington: the Art of Doing Deals2002
National Business InstituteMergers and Acquisitions from Start to Finish2002
National Business InstituteLimited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships in Washington2001
National Business InstituteTax Aspects of Limited Liability Companies in Washington2001