Lawyer Spotlight: Volume 1 - Priori

Lawyer Spotlight: Volume 1

By Caroline Hansen

Welcome to Lawyer Spotlights, a series that focuses on successful attorneys who use Priori to streamline and supplement their practice. Our first Lawyer Spotlight is Joe Waala, a Commercial, Corporate and Energy Attorney based in Philadelphia, PA.

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Joe Waala

Georgetown University Law Center, JD (1999)

State University of New York (SUNY), The College at Brockport, BS (1996)

Joe is an effective commercial and business attorney, with extensive Fortune 500 and AM Law 100 experience. He routinely advises clients on commercial and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, business formation and investor matters, intellectual property, contract negotiation, and equity and debt financing. Joe also has a boutique transactional energy practice.

Joe lives in Philadelphia, PA, and is licensed in Ohio, the District of Columbia, New York, and Pennsylvania. 



What is your general practice area focus? 

Energy, Startups, Commercial and General Business.


What is your typical client profile? 

It's a mix, ranging from multi-billion dollar publicly-traded corporations and well-established private equity companies, all the way to bootstrapping tech startups.


What is the most successful client relationship that has begun through your Priori membership?

A relationship with a high-growth online appointment scheduling software company. Priori introduced me to the client for a discrete M&A matter, which paved the way for a longer-term relationship culminating in its sale to a very well-known player in the web design and hosting space. 


What do you like most about working with Priori?

Priori handles my "marketing" work for me, which frees up time for me to focus on more important, billable client work. 


How has Priori helped you grow your practice? 

Priori has done a great job of exposing me to some good, high-value clients I would not have found otherwise, and helped me manage my practice.


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