Joseph Waala Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Joseph Waala

Joseph Waala

Business & Startup Lawyer

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

"Excellent....very responsive....works on the weekend if required."

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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 has been an awesome partner for us throughout the lifecycle of our company. He helped us get off the ground and navigate the legal waters that come with starting a business, such as incorporating, drafting TOCs, privacy agreements etc. Ultimately, we ended up winding down the business, and Joe was a great a help as well. He's super responsive, meets deadlines, and very reasonable in terms of pricing. I look forward to working with Joe again on the next project and would highly recommend!"

Restructure LLC
Posted on Dec 4, 2018
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"Excellent....very responsive....works on the weekend if required."

Corporate Formation Services
Posted on Dec 2, 2018
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"Joe....did an outstanding job helping me set up the LLC I required....great advice and very efficient!"

Business Formation Matter
Posted on Oct 11, 2018
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"Joe was great to work with. He is very knowledgeable, responded promptly, and worked nights and weekends to get us what we needed in time for our launch. I highly recommend working with Joe."

Delaware Incorporation Services
Posted on Oct 9, 2018
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"Great experience, answered all questions, knowledgeable, would hire again."

General Advice
Posted on Jul 18, 2018
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"Joe's great to work with. Very fast turn around!"

General Advice
Posted on Jun 26, 2018

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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