About Startup Law Talk.

StartupLawTalk hosts monthly workshops and publishes this website to  help educate entrepreneurs about legal issues faced by startup companies.  Entrepreneurs are welcome to treat our workshops like office hours.  We are happy to address issues that you would like to cover.  Preferably, send us a note in advance indicating the topic you would like covered.

The StartupLawTalk Team:

Carter Mackley – Co-Founder of Mackley & Mackley PLLC:  Carter is a startup company lawyer who has practiced law since 1988.  After earning his law degree at Columbia Law School in New York City he went to work for a prominent Wall Street firm.  He “retired” after three years to pursue mountain climbing. Taking a part-time job as a deputy prosecutor in Blackfoot, Idaho, he eventually served as the county prosecutor. While in Idaho, he formed his own startup, a print magazine about bears. In 2000 Carter returned to business law, working at the Seattle office of an international law firm for 10 years. In 2010, Carter opted for the low-overhead, virtual-firm style of practice, forming Mackley & Mackley PLLC with his wife Jennifer. They provide experienced, cost-effective counsel to start-up companies of all types, assisting entrepreneurs with entity formation, fundraising, general outside counsel matters, and exit transactions. Mackley & Mackley PLLC  is an active sponsor of the Northwest Chapter of Keiretsu Forum, a collaboration by angel investors to screen, finance and promote the growth of start-up companies.  Contact Carter.

Tahmina Watson – Founder of Watson Immigration Law:  Tahmina founded Watson Immigration Law to assist individuals and business entities with all investment visa matters, as well as all family-based and employment-based immigration matters.  Tahmina is committed to providing high quality, cost effective, and efficient services at a very personal level.  Her clients range from individuals to large multinational companies.   Tahmina’s firm serve clients all over the United States as well as all over the world.  Prior to founding Watson Immigration Law, Tahmina was a partner at White & Watson from July 2006 to December 2008 practising exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization law. Tahmina obtained her law degree and graduated from Brunel University, London, England in 2000.  Tahmina is an active member of the pro bono community in Seattle, working with both the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project and the Access to Justice program at Seattle University.  Contact Tahmina.