Author Archives: Joe Wallin

About Joe Wallin

Joe Wallin focuses on emerging, high growth, and startup companies. Joe frequently represents companies in angel and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other significant business transactions. Joe also represents investors in U.S. businesses, and provides general counsel services for companies from startup to post-public.

Startup Act 2.0

Startup Act 2.0 – Making The 100% QSB Stock Exemption Permanent Good news for startups. A bill has been introduced in the Senate (S.3217) and an identical bill has already been introduced in the House, titled Startup Act 2.0 which, … Continue reading

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The Troubles With The New Crowdfunding Law


Everyone is very excited about the new crowdfunding-for-securities law. Crowdfunding is a great idea–in concept. And now we have a new law which is about to make crowdfunding for securities a reality, at least in some sense. The trouble? The … Continue reading

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King County Tax Amnesty

Complying with every applicable tax law can be a daunting obligation even for a taxpayer well versed in tax rules. For start-ups, the task can be more than daunting when the taxing authorities do not tell you about your reporting … Continue reading

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Accredited Crowdfunding

The SEC, Accredited Crowdfunding, And The Art Of Hair Splitting Summary of Remarks of Joe Wallin to Section 201 of the JOBS Act Given at a Presentation to the Angel Capital Association, Northwest Regional Meeting, held in Seattle, Washington, on … Continue reading

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JOBS Act – The Old Rules Still Apply

As we wrote last week, the most exciting provisions of the JOBS Act, at least for private companies–the repeal of the ban on general solicitation in all accredited offerings and crowdfunding–are not yet effective and won’t be effective until the … Continue reading

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