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Joseph M. Campos

Securities offerings Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   26 reviews

also known as Joe Campos

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    Representation of Professional Sports Clubs, owners of Professional Sports Clubs, Amateur Sports Clubs and Professional Athletes

    15 years

  2. Securities offerings
    Representation of issuers in equity and debt financings and private equity fund formation in a wide variety of industries and markets including technology, real estate, professional sports, services and manufacturing.

  3. Mergers and acquisitions

  4. Venture capital
    Representation of sponsors in private equity and private equity real estate funds.

  5. Corporate and incorporation

I am currently Chair of the Corporate/Securities Law Group at Ashbaugh Beal. My practice is focused on the formation, financing and governance of private, public and emerging growth companies, and transactions such as private placements, debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and technology licensing. A particular focus on my practice is the representation of professional sports clubs, owners of professional sports clubs, amateur and youth sports clubs and international agencies working with professional athletes.  I am currently counsel to the majority owner of the Seattle Sounders and most recently handled the restructuring of the Sounders' ownership group.  You can learn more about me, my practice and Ashbaugh Beal at:


Ashbaugh Beal
4400 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Joe Campos for a dispute filing. He was thorough, did his research, prepared me well, laid out alternatives and supported me throughout the process. He clearly identified risks and areas needing clarification. Joe is a consummate professional and works for what is right. He provided superior legal advice and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable about pursuing Employment cases and a Very Helpful Attorney
I was struggling with an Employment situation which involved forged documents and communication from people purporting to be from a well-known company based in California. Joe was extremely diligent and patient about hearing all the facts and then meeting with me in person to review the documents before recommending any action against the employer. He was able to use his connections to get me in touch with the employer's legal team to sort out the issue. I didn't even have to hire him as I am now working directly with the legal team of the employer to investigate and resolve the issue. He is very knowledgeable of the means to get desired outcomes. I definitely got a lot more than what I expected out of a 30 minute consultation. Very reliable and trustworthy.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Personal and Professional support, based on wealth of knowledge and empathy for the client's well-being
My experience working with Joseph has been excellent. He was always very supportive in listening to my thoughts to understand my perspective and then, help me to focus on the appropriate response and options based on the best outcome, devoid of emotional connotations. Joseph's thought process is always anchor on the best strategy to achieve the desired result, expeditiously but without appearing to the other party as insistent, impulsive, nor anxious. His creativity in answering items brought by the opposite party or to bring to them, topics described by me showed me a dexterity in communication and lexicon that finished with very positive results. Joseph's quality of work, persistence to discuss important items about my case, no only from a professional - result oriented perspective, but also from a personal - put-matter-behind-me and move-on viewpoints were very valuable; the latter was very helpful and supportive at times... In closing, the final results of my case, giving my circumstances and items involved, were very positive and positioned me in a good place for my future endeavors. In my personal and professional opinion, it would be very valuable to discuss your case with Joseph, considering him to be your legal representative or to become a member of your legal representation as his listening attributes, empathy, and persistent manner of systematically work your case, will make his hire a very positive decision on your part.
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Posted by Steve | March 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Joe has been key to helping me build my business properly
I've been working regularly with Joe for nearly 3 years. I brought him an unusual and difficult case with a great deal of past history, and he has handled all the complexities so far like a champ. He is creative, technically well-informed, and easy to work with. He has helped me handle negotiations, buyouts, strategic business decisions, and a wide variety of other business-building challenges that go well beyond the normal issues with handling software IP. Many times it has been uncharted territory, but Joe remains unfazed and gets us through it. Joe always makes you feel like you're his highest priority, even when you know he's got bigger stuff going on. I've really enjoyed working with him and his team.
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Posted by Whit | April 24, 2013
Excellent Communicator, Smart, Responsive, Thorough
I have worked with Joe on two real estate syndications now (4Q12 and 1Q13), one in Washington, one in Utah. On the first, we did not yet know each other, but his response to my request for some work on an expedited timeframe was "sure, we can do that". We were more reasonable with our second transaction, but Joe's work was nearly as fast and just as complete. His work product is excellent, and he is a pleasure to work with too.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2012
The Right Advice Amid the Fog of War
Joseph Campos has the knack. He did an extraordinary job of listening to what I really wanted and maintained those goals amongst changes in the situation. He guided me through the process and told me what to expect and when to expect it. He lead me through the 'fog of war' as he called it and helped me find the path. He helped me tip toe when needed and knew when to ride in guns blazing. He was always available, even on his cell phone when he was on vacation for a few days with his family. His response to emails was lightening quick-as things progressed in real time it was almost like instant chat. Joe has the ability to lean hard on the other side and explain how things are going to be. He always allowed me to make the final revisions, final choices while providing advice on what choice to make only when I asked him for it. He has great confidence and skill but not an ego. He stays on task all the time and always gets it done the right way, the first time. I would not go to another Lawyer for any future similar situations. Joe is by far the best Lawyer in Seattle.
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Posted by Charles | May 28, 2010
Free consultation
My partner and I are in the process of developing a business and Joseph was more than happy to provide a free consultation. We had met with other attorneys but Joseph stood out in that he did a bit of research that indicated our business plan had some major legal obstacles if we continued down the path we were on. The other attorneys we met with weren't able to provide such definitive examples.
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Posted by Scott Davis - CEO & Founder BluWater Consulting, Inc. | April 13, 2010
Review of Joe Campos
I am pleased to recommend Joe. He has provided excellent counsel to me over the years. Joe is a natural leader who consistently demonstrates an impeccable work ethic in all that he does. He leads by example as one who possesses the rare combination of a “think-tank” attitude, while exhibiting a meticulous and strategic approach, handling a number of legal matters for my company. Joe’s support of my company and local community, as well as his ability to consistently lead by example, made me feel well taken care of as a client. As an executive, I know what it takes to be a leader. Joe impressed me from day one as an attorney who not only educates his clients, but who also has the ability to accurately forecast the necessary groundwork required today for success tomorrow. His talents in leadership and strategic planning, as well as his inherent knowledge of corporate law, make Joe an invaluable business partner to any organization, large or small.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2009
Top Notch
I was extremely pleased with the way Joe handled my issue. He was always able to see a number of moves ahead and plan accordingly. I am very impressed with both Joe and his staff and highly recommend them.
Posted by Adam S | January 8, 2009
We have been very pleased with Joe and his supporting team at SA. Joe helped us complete our company formation & associated legal work (distribution of stock, employment agreements, etc), structure and close a first round of financing, and develop client contracts. On every project he has been fair, accommodating to our needs, and highly responsive. Joe takes a personal interest in helping clients build a successful business that goes beyond the execution of legal work. Therefore, we trust Joe both as a legal adviser and business adviser.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2009
Thorough, trustworthy, and pragmatic
I had the need to find legal advice for issues with a startup I had co-founded. I knew Joe from a startup I'd worked for previously, and I contacted him to get perspective on my situation. He was able to quickly understand the context, and put together a plan of attack for solving these issues. He put together a team of legal help, which carried me through the litigation process, and we were able to come out with a successful result. I will continue to use Joe for all business-related issues for my new company, and couldn't recommend anyone more highly. He has a great pragmatic perspective on business practices, and is able to quickly explain all sides of any issue.
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Posted by David | May 21, 2008
David Yuchasz, Sound Equity Partners, LLC
Joe Campos was and is invaluable to our business operation. We came to Joe with an idea and a goal and Joe worked the details every step of the way. Both Joe and his support staff are second to none when it comes to being responsive to our needs and taking the time to educate us. If it wasn't for Joe Campos we would still be working on a "plan". Instead, we are working on our 3rd offering. I would recommend Joe Campos to anyone looking for a top notch attorney.
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Posted by Ronald | April 8, 2008
Joe did a great job drafting and negotiating an agreement between parties that have other common relationsips and activities, which is always a challenging task.
Posted by Bridget | March 3, 2008
Rest Assured - You'll be in great hands!
We needed an attorney to assist in ending a business partnership. Researching firms online I came across Stanislaw Ashbaugh and was lucky enough to be put in touch with Joe. Upon our first meeting with him I found him to be very professional, forthright, personable and extremely experienced and educated with respect to the type of legal counsel we were seeking. Throughout the process of ending the partnership, he was thorough, communication was constant, and he was a force to be reckoned with while negotiating the terms of the agreement. I only wish Joe practiced all types of law as he is someone who I would want representing me in any situation as he is, without a doubt, an attorney I highly regard and recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2007
Keeps on ticking
We first worked with Joe in 2002 while we were in the midst of a tricky tenant-landlord dispute. Joe was extremely diligent in his resolution of this issue for us, and we enjoyed results far beyond our expectations. Over the years that followed, he has helped us with merger and acquisition issues, as well as provided us with day-to-day legal consel. Each experience with Joe and his firm, Stanislaw-Ashbaugh, has been positive, enjoyable, and entirely successful. As a result of his advise and expertise, not only were we able to avoid bankruptcy, but over the past five years our business has grown more than 300%.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2007
Extremely Thorough
Joe took the lead in a very complex joint venture we are a part of and ensured we were protected.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2007
helps me out with everything from a - z
Joe Campos, is the best lawyer for my business. He has always come up with the solutions for our business, which is very versitile. He will find the solution or the people and he handles it with professionism and class. In todays market, you do not find that any more. I refer him when ever I get the chance, and will always use him what ever the cost. ( he doesnt read this does he?)
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2007
Outstanding Lawyer
I would highly recommend Joe Campos and his team for several reasons. First his expertise and competency in his area of practice is exceptionally strong. Joe and his corporate and securities team employ a client service program of competency and rapid response. Joe is extremely hard working with a very enjoyable demeanor which has made him a pleasure to work with. Joe’s trusted professional advice has always been tempered with a view of the specific item from multiple vantage points.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2007
Great Securities Attorney
Joe has been providing my company advice on forming a real estate based fund and on how to fine-tune our operations related to partnership formations. He is responsive and knows the business well. He is also a good guy that you want to do business with.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2007
Client Review
Joe is thorough and has guided us through some importantt decisions
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ashbaugh Beal
  • 2001 - Present
  • SVP General Counsel
  • thePlatform
  • 2000 - 2001
  • VP Content Acquisition and General Counsel
  • RocketVox
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Partner
  • Stanislaw - Ashbaugh, LLP
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Stanislaw - Ashbaugh, LLP
  • 1995 - 1998
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Private Placement Financing
  • Closed
  • Ansonia Partners, LLC ($2.1 million Private Placement Financing)
  • Acquisition of ImageKind by
  • Closed
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  • Northwest Entrepreneur Network
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • 2014 Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • 2013 Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • BV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Avvo Top Securities Offerings Lawyer
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Entrepreneur University 2009
  • Setting Up Shop
  • 2009
  • University of Washington MBA Guest Lecturer
  • Legal Issues in Entity Formation and Financing
  • 2008
  • University of Washington MBA Guest Lecturer
  • Developments in Start-up Company Formation and Finance
  • 2004
  • Seattle University MBA Guest Lecturer
  • Developments in Start-up Company Formation and Finance
  • 2003
  • Northwest Entrepreneurs Network
  • Legal Do's and Don't for Entrepreneurs: Start-up Company Formation and Finance
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Joseph
Business Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe works harder for his clients than most lawyers I know. He is creative and smart, and he can find an angle in cases where other lawyers would stop looking. He also knows how to gather a team together to bring the skills a client needs."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I Joe is a very fine business attorney and a great advocate for his clients."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Mergers and acquisitions
Real estate