Joseph Waala Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Joseph Waala

Joseph Waala

Business & Startup Lawyer

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

"Joe is articulate and flexible. Great person to work with."

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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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"Great experience with Joe - notably helpful in bringing up other issues and ideas that were necessary to accomplishing our goal that we hadn't thought of. Clear communication a plus too."

Restructure LLC
Posted on Jun 15, 2018
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"Joe is helpful."

Form and advise on LLC
Posted on Apr 21, 2018
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"Joe is articulate and flexible. Great person to work with."

Outside General Counsel for Startup
Posted on Mar 13, 2018
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"Great experience!"

Assist with Partnership Formation
Posted on Mar 8, 2018
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"Very impressive. I hope to benefit from his expertise more in the future."

15 Minute Business Formation Consultation
Posted on Mar 8, 2018
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"Great guy, very knowledgeable!"

15 Minute Business Formation Consultation
Posted on Feb 13, 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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