Silicon Valley Skyline LLP
Integrated Legal Counseling from Silicon Valley for Startups and Global Enterprises
Silicon Valley Skyline is a high end law firm providing sophisticated counseling to select companies. We combine Silicon Valley technical and business sophistication with broad legal expertise to provide you with unique legal counsel. We intentionally maintain a small practice so that we can focus on a few companies with superior results. We have represented or negotiated with many of the world's leading companies, and we know how to leverage that experience to achieve superior results in a variety of scenarios.
We combine expertise in a wide range of legal areas with a deep understanding of relevant technologies and business models to provide mature and comprehensive counsel to our clients. We call this Integrated Counseling, and it sets us apart.
Marius previously worked for private and public companies as General Counsel and in other leadership positions, including managing Legal, IP, Patents, Litigation, Business Development, Corporate Development, Fundraising, HR, Finance and other corporate functions. Marius also has extensive experience representing both startups and large global corporations in a wide range of transactions as outside counsel from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati.
Marius has advised Executive Management and BODs across the full range of corporate and shareholder issues, including GAAP compliance, revenue recognition in both SAAS and traditional business models, high stakes litigation, data privacy, international operations (including corporate formation and acquisitions in Europe, APAC and Middle East), strategic patent portfolio development and assertion/defense, business development, early and late-stage fundraising, corporate restructuring, complex commercial transactions, Government contracts, SOX and SEC compliance, M&A and IPOs.
Marius is familiar with the payments industry (including PCI-DSS and EMV compliance), data monetization and analytics (including digital coupons, digital offers and consumer-level analytics), wireless communications, data security, cloud computing, e-commerce, semiconductor industry, Open Source, signal processing, data compression and nanotechnology.
Marius has represented, worked with, or negotiated against household names in a wide range of industries, including the Financial and Payments Industry (Vantiv, First Data, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, PayPal, etc.), Hospitality and Retail (Cinnabon, Focus Brands, Marriott, Kohl's, Shell, US Military and other Federal Agencies, etc.), Data and Internet (Google, Palantir, etc.), Information Technology and Mobile Devices (Apple, Microsoft, IBM), Services and System Integration (Accenture, Cognizant, etc.), Semiconductors and Microprocessors (Intel, ARM, AMD, Nvidia, Atmel, Micron, etc.), Wireless Technology (Qualcomm, Broadcom, Verizon, Telstra, etc.), and others.
Marius also has experience working with investors on fundraising, including with leading Investment Banks (Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs), Private Equity firms (General Atlantic, TCV, TPG, Warburg Pincus, Silverlake, Summit, etc.), Venture Capital firms (IVP, Francisco Partners, Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, etc.), Strategic Investors (e.g., Google Capital, Intel Capital, etc.), Sovereign Funds (e.g., Temasek, Khazanah, etc.), Public Investment Funds (Wellington, Fidelity, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, etc.), Hedge Funds, Family Offices, Secondary Investors, and other investment entities.
Marius has spoken at various annual conferences in the payments industry, including events held by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.
Marius received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Law degree from the University of California Berkeley.
Marius is registered as a Patent Attorney by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is licensed to practice law in California.
Josette has represented both private and public companies in a wide range of business immigration matters, and individuals and families in business and family immigration issues. Josette previously worked for Earnst and Young and Fragomen Del Rey, and ran a successful law firm. For the past 12 years, Josette focused on raising three wonderful children while remaining active in various leadership positions in a number of Silicon Valley educational organizations and within the Palo Alto School District.
Josette currently focuses on a full range of transactions within SV Skyline on a part-time basis while continuing to remain involved in various capacities within the Palo Alto School District.
Josette received a BA in Political Science from the University of Southern California, where she graduated early and was the recipient of the Dean's Scholarship. Josette then earned a Law Degree from Southwestern University in Los Angeles while receiving a merit scholarship, participating successfully in the Trial Advocacy program, and acting as President of the Southwestern Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
Josette is licensed as an attorney in California and Colorado.