Joe Wallin, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, has been a startup lawyer and advisor to startups in Seattle since the late 1990s. He has seen and been involved in hundreds of millions of dollars of financing and hundreds of deals. You will find very few lawyers who have the passion and dedication to startup founders that Joe possesses. Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers," 2011-2013. He is the founder and editor of StartupLawBlog.com
, a widely read resource on startup legal issues that shares invaluable insights to founders.
Joe will be sharing some of those invaluable insights with all of the Grinders in Seattle. Bring your notepads and questions to learn what is important when starting a company.
He has been published in the Wall St. Journal, PandoDaily, GeekWire, and quoted in various other tech media outlets around the country. Joe is a member of the Angel Capital Association's public policy advisory committee and is a fan of the latest Jobs Act to help support crowdfunding.
In addition to being a startup attorney, Joe has also co-created and co-founder Startup Trivia Daily, an iPhone and Android and web game.
Joe grew up in Mill Creek, where he worked at the golf club cleaning clubs and golf carts, shagging balls off the range, in exchange for some free golf. He delivered pizzas to put himself through college at the UW and then went Seattle University Law School and NYU Law School.
You can read more about Joe at startuplawblog.com/joewallin