Walter M. Maas III is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and he completed his LLM in Taxation from the New York University Graduate Division. His principal areas of practice are corporate law and finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and the formation and capitalization of venture capital, buy out, real estate and other investment funds. He is a shareholder in the firm and chairman of the Business and Finance Department.
Mr. Maas is active in the American, Washington State, Wisconsin State, and King County Bar Associations and was a long standing member of the Board of Editors for the Attorney/CPA Tax Clinic. He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics magazine and Seattle Met, one of Seattle’s best lawyers by Seattle Magazine, one of Washington State’s best lawyers by Washington CEO magazine and was designated as a Top Lawyer in Puget Sound by Seattle Business Monthly.
Mr. Maas has been an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law Graduate Tax Program and a senior adjunct professor at Golden Gate University's Graduate School of Taxation. He frequently lectures on aspects of structuring and financing technology ventures and other business enterprises, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate and individual tax planning. Mr. Maas has written numerous papers and co-authored various publications, including Washington Partnership Law and Practice Handbook and Buying and Selling the Closely Held Business in Washington.
- "Navigating the 2015 M&A and Financing Markets," Association for Corporate Growth, Panelist
- "M&A Landscape and Middle Market Deal Outlook for 2014," Association for Corporate Growth, Moderator
- "Tax Reform," Washington Society of CPAs
- "Financing of Innovative Technology in the Real World," Seattle-King County Bar Association
- "Buying and Selling Partnerships and S Corporations," Corporations, Business and Banking Mid-Year Meeting, Washington State Bar Association
- "Tax Aspects of Structuring Technology Businesses," Attorney - CPA Tax Clinic, Washington State Bar Association/Washington Society of CPAs
- "Legal Issues for Software Companies," Washington Software Board
- "Partnership Tax Update," Washington State Bar Association Annual Meeting
- "Taxation of Intangibles," University of Washington Tenth Annual Tax Institute
- “Stock Options - Tax, Accounting and Securities Law Considerations,” National Center for Employee Ownership
- “How to Raise Equity Capital for Early Stage Ventures,” Washington Law School Foundation
- “Corporate Legal Issues for Employee Stock Ownership Plans,” National Center for Employee Ownership
- “Partnership Tax Basics for Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements,” Business Section Mid-Year Meeting, Washington State Bar Association
- “Mergers and Acquisitions,” The Seminar Group
- “Limited Liability Companies,” National Business Institute