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Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Joe Wallin, Partner (Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)


Joe Wallin, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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, 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




6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Mike Grabham, Seattle Chapter Director

Michael is optimistic, genuine and a problem solver. He is a product guy that focuses on uses and  revenue. He loves starting companies and enjoys the collaboration with smart people to figure out how to create value for a customer. He has been lucky enough to start a few companies, raise capital and see the hard work payoff. Michael enjoys the experiences you must go through to get a company into a growth mode and see its first service/product create revenue.  Currently he is working on an platform to help the homeless in the US, that has yet to be released to the public and is the Creative Services Director for, a FULL service internet marketing agency. You can visit his blog at or follow him on twitter @grabmike
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @mike grabham

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • C Blaise M.

    I registered for this event awhile back and was really looking forward to hearing Joe Wallin. Ironically, I have to change my RSVP to "no" because I'm putting together the pitch deck, exec summary, and use case examples for a client to present to potential investors. I'm excited for my client, but SO disappointed to miss this Meetup.

    March 26, 2014

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