Joseph M. Wallin (206) 607-4157 Assistant: Haiyan Tao (206) 607-4144 Noel Angle (206) 607-4193 for appts
General Corporate   |  Securities Law  |  Mergers & Acquisitions  |  Startups

Joe focuses his practice on early stage and growth companies. He represents companies from inception to exit, and assists companies with among other things, formation, equity compensation, angel and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other significant business transactions. He also represents investors in and acquirers of businesses and founders and executives.

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 was an early advocate for state crowdfunding laws, and later testified in favor of the bill that ultimately became law in Washington state. He also assisted in amendments to the bill that ultimately became law.

Focus Areas:

  • Startup Company Formations
  • Angel and Venture Financings
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Equity Compensation
  • Stock Option/Equity Plan Administration
  • Revenue Loans
  • Alternative Financing Structures
  • Cannabis and CBD Law

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers for Business Organizations and Corporate Law 2016 – 2020.


  • 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 Matters

  • VRstudios’ 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



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