Joseph M. Wallin (206) 607-4157 Assistant: Haiyan Tao (206) 607-4144
General Corporate  |  Securities Law  |  Mergers & Acquisitions 

Joe focuses on startups and growth stage companies. He frequently represents companies in angel and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other significant business transactions. He also represents investors in and acquirers of businesses, founders and executives and provides general counsel services to companies.

Joe is a member of the Angel Capital Association’s Public Policy Advisory Council. He has been active in advocating for laws to make it less difficult for companies to raise capital. Joe wrote the first draft of Washington’s equity crowdfunding law and later testified in favor of the bill that ultimately became law in Washington state.

Focus Areas:

  • Startup Company Formation
  • Angel and Venture Financings
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Stock Option/ Equity Plan Administration
  • Alternative Financing Structures
  • Equity Compensation

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers for Business Organizations and Corporate Law 2016-2019.

Education

  • LL.M, New York University, 1996
  • JD, Seattle University School of Law, 1994
  • BA, University of Washington, 1990

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington, 1994

Representative Clients/Matters

  • VRstudios, $3.6 million Series B financing and strategic relationship with Cineplex (2018)
  • Mediarails’ Combination with Impact (2018)
  • Iocurrents Financing (2018)
  • VendorHawk’s Acquisition by ServiceNow (2018)
  • SparkToro LLC Unit Financing (2018)
  • Lighter Capital

Publications

News

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association

Additional Qualifications

  • Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Partner, DLA Piper US LLP (formerly DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP and Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP), Seattle