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About me

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. You can learn more about me, my practice and Ashbaugh Beal at: And check out my blog at:


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Securities Offerings: 35%
  2. M & A: 30%
  3. Venture Capital: 30%
  4. Corporate: 5%



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  • Shelly Crocker

    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.


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  • A. Kyle Johnson

    I Joe is a very fine business attorney and a great advocate for his clients.


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Contact info

Ashbaugh Beal

4400 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
2014 Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
2013 Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Avvo Top Securities Offerings LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAshbaugh Beal2001 - Present
SVP General CounselthePlatform2000 - 2001
VP Content Acquisition and General CounselRocketVox2000 - 2000
PartnerStanislaw - Ashbaugh, LLP1998 - 2000
AssociateStanislaw - Ashbaugh, LLP1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northwest Entrepreneur NetworkMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Private Placement FinancingClosed
Ansonia Partners, LLC ($2.1 million Private Placement Financing)N/A
Acquisition of ImageKind by CafePress.comClosed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Internet Law And StrategyDisrupting the Lawyer Ratings Paradigm2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Arizona State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Entrepreneur University 2009Setting Up Shop2009
University of Washington MBA Guest LecturerLegal Issues in Entity Formation and Financing2008
University of Washington MBA Guest LecturerDevelopments in Start-up Company Formation and Finance2004
Seattle University MBA Guest LecturerDevelopments in Start-up Company Formation and Finance2003
Northwest Entrepreneurs NetworkLegal Do's and Don't for Entrepreneurs: Start-up Company Formation and Finance2003