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Co-Chair, Member of Executive Committee, Stradling Yocca Corporate Law Practice
Mark L. Skaist is co-chair of Stradling’s corporate law practice and a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Mr. Skaist’s practice focuses on public and private securities offerings, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and general corporate representation (including technology licensing and development and distribution transactions). Mr. Skaist also works with private equity funds in acquisition transactions and fund formation. He also advises clients on matters involving corporate governance and employee compensation.
Mr. Skaist’s clients are primarily in the high technology/information technology industries, including:
His clients range from early stage startups to large publicly traded companies, as well as a number of venture capital and private equity firms.
Previously, Mr. Skaist was an associate at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles from 1991 to 1993.
Mr. Skaist earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he was:
Awarded a Fritz Burns Scholarship for Academic Achievement
Inducted into the Order of the Coif
Inducted into the St. Thomas More Honor Society
Mark has received the highest possible rating from his clients and peers, “AV® Preeminent™ 5.0/5.0,” on Martindale-Hubbell®. Additionally, he has been named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers® in the category of Mergers and Acquisitions for 2014-2016.
He was also featured in the “Ask the Attorney” column of Red Herring, Upside, and American Venture magazines.