Legal Perspective At Seattle Grind

Startup GrindGuest Post by Michael Grabham

Countless hours of building a company can be compounded by more hours figuring out taxes and legalities, as well as investor and compensation rules. It can seem like a grind and at some point you’ll need help. That’s why the organization is called “Startup Grind.”

Startup Grind is a volunteer-run effort designed to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Since 2012, we’ve been hosting fireside chats with local VC’s and startup founders in the Seattle area. It’s become known as a highly interactive and engaging networking event within the startup ecosystem.

You will meet fellow entrepreneurs working on their first or next startup.  With locals like Dan Levitan, Oren Etzioni, Michelle Goldberg and others, it’s become a place where you can count on meeting great people and enjoy a nice glass of wine or beer.

Meet Joe Wallin

This month, Joe Wallin from Davis Wright Tremaine will be discussing his experiences as a long time startup attorney. He is an authority on the recently introduced crowdfunding law in Washington State, which opens a new funding channel for Startup founders.

The format is unique. After some quality networking time, we gather for a fireside chat with local startup experts.  My questions reflect my inherent curiosity and lead a discussion that allows the audience to get useful answers to questions they have about their startup.  You get real life stories of how or why something was done within the context of starting or running a company.

On any given month, 75-90 budding entrepreneurs converge to meet people, talk tech and give their elevator pitch to an audience member. A favorite part of Startup Grind Seattle is the introduction of the guest speaker for the fireside chat. I will not spoil the secret, but you will not be sitting down when you see it. I hope to see you there!

Register Here

Space is limited, so sign up ASAP


Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

6pm – 9pm


Surf Incubator’s Dice Cabana

821 Second Ave.

Seattle, WA, 98104

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.
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