Joseph Waala Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Joseph Waala

Joseph Waala

Attorney at Law

Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
Licensed in
DC, NY, PA, OH
Georgetown

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About
* Full range of legal services for startups and small to mid-size businesses, including business formation, contract review and drafting, trademarks and copyrights, equity and lender financing, tax and other compliance
* Experience and knowledge necessary to handle a broad array of legal and business matters when needed, without the expense of having a full-time attorney on staff
* High-quality, timely and effective service
* Practice areas include business formation, commercial contracts, licensing, financing, corporate governance, credit, intellectual property, real estate, energy marketing and trading, and renewable energy
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"Joe Is truly an excellent lawyer. He was so helpful in creating contracts for me. I would highly recommend Joe. "

Draft User Agreement
Posted on Sep 4, 2017
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"Very helpful - called out some potential sticking points and suggested revisions. Timely and professional. Thanks again!"

Review Commercial Lease
Posted on Aug 29, 2017
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"Attorney Joe Waala and the UpCouncil site made it simple & effortless to hire an attorney. Joe was easy to talk to, knowledgeable, thorough and very responsive with answers regarding filing my New York LLC. I will hire Joe Waala again...!!!"

Outside General Counsel Services
Posted on Aug 22, 2017
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"Hi did a fast and great job. He demonstrates good knowledge"

Draft Release of Liability
Posted on Aug 20, 2017
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"Very good at educating the client at each step of the way. Has great patience answering questions. Would recommend highly. "

Trademark Search Services
Posted on Aug 17, 2017
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"There are not enough words to describe my appreciation for Joe's work. We are a bootstrapping startup and had much to learn, had many questions to answer, and we really cared about doing everything right. We wanted to make sure we worked with a lawyer who cared about our success as much as we did. Joe guided us through the multitude of concerns we had for the way we wanted to structure our core business model, making sure what we did was sound and legitimate. He has a natural ability to explain complexities in an amicable, digestible manner. He is extremely thorough with his research and answers, genuinely caring of our unique needs, and he left not a single question unanswered. I have consulted with several lawyers during our search - it was just not the same feeling of comfort and satisfaction as it was working with Joe. I am truly grateful for the luck I had of meeting him here (we continue to work with him for all of our legal needs), and I would recommend Joe and his service in a heartbeat."

Outside General Counsel Services
Posted on Aug 15, 2017

Work History

Talen Energy Corp.

Assistant General Counsel

Jun 2015 - May 2017

-Responsible for all commercial and IP matters: commodity trading and energy marketing, credit and finance, multi-state retail business, procurement and transportation, copyright, trademark, software licensing, corp. governance
-Managed team of commercial lawyers and other professionals
-Organized, staffed and managed new legal department
-Created and conducted compliance and training programs

Jun 2015 - May 2017

PPL Corporation

Senior Counsel

May 2011 - Jun 2015

-Lead attorney for commodity, energy marketing and trading operations and related credit issues, including structured power transactions, energy management and asset management agreements, master trading agreements, multi-state gas and electric retail business, environmental products, fuel procurement, transportation, and commodity trading compliance
-Also supported supply-chain and IP matters

May 2011 - Jun 2015

Phillips Lytle

Associate

Jan 2008 - Aug 2010

-Concentrated practice in commercial litigation and business disputes, with a focus on contract and warranty claims, employment matters and fraudulent trade practices.
-Also performed significant commercial transactional work on intellectual property matters and real estate.

Jan 2008 - Aug 2010

King & Spalding

Associate

May 2000 - Feb 2007

-Broad-based transactional and tax practice with a focus on M&A, sale/leasebacks, joint ventures, private equity investments, licensing agreements, financing documents, corporate, partnership and LLC formation, and general corporate counseling
-Also supported litigation matters involving securities litigation, commercial and tax disputes

May 2000 - Feb 2007

Baker Hostetler LLP

Associate

Sep 1999 - May 2000

Practiced transactional tax and corporate planning
-Assisted clients with structuring, negotiating and documenting corporate, partnership and LLC formation, M&A and other strategic transactions

Sep 1999 - May 2000

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