Mark L. Skaist

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:

  • Network infrastructure technology
  • Enterprise software
  • Telecommunications
  • New media
  • Clean technology/renewable energy
  • Apparel/action sports

His clients range from early stage startups to large publicly traded companies, as well as a number of venture capital and private equity firms.

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 and 2015.

Featured Experience

Mobile Device Accessory Company Acquisition

Represented INCIPIO Technologies in connection with the acquisition of Braven LLC, the first company to produce a portable HD speaker/speakerphone that doubles as a mobile phone charge

$175 Million Registered Direct Offering

Represented Acacia Research Corporation in its $175 million registered offering of common stock. Barclays Capital was the underwriter.

$407 Million Acquisition in Telecommunications Industry

Represented Powerwave Technologies, Inc. in its $407 million acquisition of LGP Allgon Holding AB.