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 New York City 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.
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.
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.
Justyna Kisielewicz is chief operating officer at the firm. As such, Justyna focuses on key strategic, cultural, and operational initiatives and works closely with the executive leadership and associate team in establishing firm wide strategic and operational priorities. She is a professionally trained painter (MFA Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts) and an advisor to various art and tech start ups in the Bay Area and Europe.
Charlie Brown is a Pomeranian and is the chief happiness officer at the firm. He is responsible for marketing and client outreach and engagement.
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Highly recommend for any organization especially for a lean driven business.
Mergim Cehani, CEO Gjirafa
Went out of their way to help us through the whole funding process.
Barnabas Birmacher, CEO Bitirse (YC)
Solid advice for early stage companies in structuring financing and managing legal affairs of an international startup.
Pawel Kolacz, CEO Iambot (Techstars)
Strongly recommend him to any startup.
Andrej Kiska, Partner Credo Ventures
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