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ABOUT US

We are more than a law firm.Yes, we specialize in startups but we also do mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, employment law and take care of all the other legal things you don’t want to deal with.

We are a team of international lawyers located in NY and Warsaw so we always pick up the phone.

Our firm has ten years of experience working with the needs of entrepreneurs, founders, engineers, developers and investors. We have worked with top tech start-ups, accelerators, leading venture capital firms and investment funds.

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SERVICES

Startups

We have guided founders and entrepreneurs on numerous legal issues they have faced while developing their businesses, including corporate formation and structuring founder's stock, every stage of financing, employee stock options, corporate governance and technology commercialization. Our lawyers are active in a variety of roles, ranging from regular legal representation and serving as in-house counsels, to acting as advisers with accelerators and as intermediaries between founders and investors.

Venture Capital

We represent a wide variety of investors, including venture capital funds, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Our involvement spans the entire investment process, including term sheet negotiation, due diligence, seed rounds, convertible notes, Series A rounds and exits. Our area of particular expertise comprises transactions involving cross-border and multi-jurisdictional venture capital, including the reestablishment of high-growth companies in the US, fundraising with US investors and representing US non-residents investing in venture capital and private equity funds.

Technology

We routinely assist entrepreneurs in various technology transactions, including technology asset purchase and sale agreements, mergers and acquisitions, inbound software and technology license agreements, strategic alliances, corporate partnerships, joint ventures, cooperative development arrangements, outsourcing agreements, online and offline distribution agreements, university licensees and research & development agreements. The firm has worked with many industries, including clean tech, gaming and digital media, hardware and software, internet and consumer goods & retail.

Intellectual Property

We assist startups, entrepreneurs and investors in patent, trademark, internet law and copyright matters. We leverage our knowledge of the IP law to accelerate growth of tech companies as well as to increase the value of IP investments for investors. The firm has extensive experience in IP prosecution, enforcement, clearance, maintenance, counseling, litigation, global strategy, enforcement on the Internet, licensing issues, domain name issues, customs recordation, advertising issues and fair use.

LAWYERS

Tytus Cytowski

Glen W. Roberts II

Ben Natter

Kathrene Gawel

Arkadiusz Klejnowski

Tomiwa

Tytus Cytowski is an American technology lawyer and the founder of Cytowski & Partners. Tytus has developed a successful startup law practice focusing on European startups scaling and fundraising in Silicon Valley. Tytus started his adventure as an entrepreneur by opening his own law firm in the middle of the financial crisis in New York City. Prior to founding his own firm, Tytus worked for a venture capital fund and as a financial service lawyer in a leading international law firm in New York City.

Tytus specializes in seed/series A financing, "flip" transactions and exits. His clients include startups from YC, 500 Startups and Techstars. Tytus is a diligent, pragmatic and deal oriented lawyer with very detailed knowledge about the startup industry. He is considered as one of the most experienced VC lawyers for CEE startups that want to future-proof a deal for global investors.

He holds his law degree from Harvard Law School (LLM 05) and Warsaw University (LLB 03). Tytus is admitted as an attorney in New York and Poland. He is mentor at several incubators/accelerators in the USA/EU and advises governments and large corporations on innovation.

Glen is of counsel to our investment fund group in New York office of Cytowski & Partners. He has almost two decades of legal experience advising on investment funds and related corporate transactions, particularly in cross-border scenarios. He has served as a partner in the corporate/investment management practices at both a top 10 global law firm as well as an international mega-boutique firm specializing in the needs of ultra-high-net-worth investors and their advisors. In addition to a wide range of conventional legal experience, Glen draws upon his undergraduate studies in religion to advise clients on structuring investments to comply with specific religious guidelines. He graduated from Brown University, and also from the University of North Carolina’s School of Law, where he served as editor in chief of its Law Review.

Glen is a member of the New York Bar and is also admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England & Wales.

Ben Natter specializes in a variety of intellectual property and brand protection matters including product and company name selection, trademark availability and clearance, branding strategies, trademark assignments, sales, license agreements, management and prosecution of worldwide and domestic trademark portfolios, prosecution of U.S. trademark and copyright applications, litigation matters before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal courts, foreign and domestic intellectual property anti-counterfeiting protection measures including anti-counterfeiting strategy in China and Latin America, enforcement of trademark rights and negotiation of trademark disputes, negotiation and litigation regarding Internet issues (including domain disputes, UDRP proceedings, new GTLD related issues and DMCA take-downs), new GTLD strategy and social media infringement issues.

Ben has clients from a broad range of industries with a large client base from the fashion and technology fields. Fashion Law, Internet Law and global anti-counterfeiting measures are among Mr. Natter s specialties.

Ben holds a JD from Seton Hall Law School and a BA from Union College. Ben is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bar and practices in the US District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and New Jersey.

Kathrene Gawel is an associate at Cytowski & Partner’s New York office. She graduated from Jagiellonian University and obtained a U.S. Master in Laws degree from the Catholic University of America, as well as a Master in Laws degree in International Business Law from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Prior to joining Cytowski & Partners, Kathrene worked at Greenberg Traurig’s offices in Amsterdam and Warsaw in the areas of corporate and securities law and antitrust law, and has also worked in the areas of debt collection and bankruptcy.

Kathrene specializes in data protection and privacy law, corporate and securities law, and international business and trade law.

Arkadiusz Klejnowski is an associate in Cytowski & Partners’ Warsaw office. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdansk. Prior to joining Cytowski & Partners, Arkadiusz gained a professional experience in several law boutique firms in Poland. He is also an author of several publications on IP law and sports law.

He specializes in corporate law, IP law and sports law.

Arkadiusz is currently an advocate trainee at the Warsaw Regional Bar Council. He is fluent in English and Polish.

Tomiwa Ogundipe is an associate at Cytowski & Partners. She holds degrees from Harvard Law School (LL.M 2017) and the University of Lagos (LL.B 2012). Prior to joining Cytowski & Partners, Tomiwa practiced law for three years as an associate in M. A. Banire & Associates, Nigeria. She has advised and represented clients on a variety of matters, including regulatory compliance, corporate restructuring, commercial litigation, international arbitration and appeared as sole or junior counsel in a number of court proceedings.

Tomiwa specializes in flip transactions, employee compensation, corporate law and international arbitration.

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