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.

The Unbearable Lightness (of Being an LLC)

I had a client press me recently about converting from an LLC (taxed as a partnership) to a corporation.  The client had been considering raising money from angels and wanted to grant traditional corporate-style stock option to employees. I suggested … Continue reading

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Section 1202: Original Issuance

Question I am a small business owner and investor who read your informative blog post “Section 1202, Qualified Small Business Stock.”  However, I would like to ask for your clarification of an important requirement for the small business stock capital gain … Continue reading

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Where Do I File My 83(b) Election?

If you have never filed a Section 83(b) election before, you might not know where to file it. Increasingly, founders come to me who have been filing their Forms 1040 electronically. Many of these founders have never filed paper returns, … Continue reading

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What is a Valuation Cap?

By Adam Lieb and Joe Wallin If you are contemplating raising money through the issuance of convertible notes, you might be wondering – what is a valuation cap? Convertible notes are designed to convert into equity of the issuing company … Continue reading

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Maximizing Success in European Markets with Osborne Clarke

Gone are the days of waiting until your company is public before you start looking for opportunities overseas. Europe is a strong market with very similar culture and welcomes the tech sector. If Europe is the next step for your business, Steve … Continue reading

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