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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Other Business Formation Matter Services
Posted on Nov 16, 2017
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"Excellent advice, real world thinking. We will definitely use Joes services again."

Assist with Business Dispute
Posted on Nov 11, 2017
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"Joe is incredibly knowledgeable and a joy to work with. He'll be the first person I reach out to if I need any additional legal help down the line."

Corporate Formation Services
Posted on Nov 6, 2017
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"Joseph was great to work with. I will be using him for all my legal projects going forward! Thanks!"

Review Contractor Agreement for Intellectual Property Clause
Posted on Nov 3, 2017
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"Joe was great and was always happy to answer any questions I had and explain things thoroughly. I'd highly recommend him."

Assist with Post-Delaware Incorporation
Posted on Oct 10, 2017
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"Excellent experience, and I look forward to continuing to work with Joe on other projects going forward."

Consult on Corporate Formation
Posted on Sep 26, 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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