Mark Stachiw

Mark Stachiw

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Mark Stachiw

Of Counsel

Mark.Stachiw@klemchuk.com


Mark Stachiw, Of Counsel, has over 30 years of corporate, securities, governance, regulatory and transactional experience serving as the General Counsel for publicly traded, and divisions of publicly traded, companies and a private equity firm. Mark is the former Vice Chairman, General Counsel and Secretary for MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:PCS), the fifth largest wireless company in the United States and a Fortune 500 company with revenues of over $5 billion. Before that, Mark served as General Counsel of Verizon Wireless Messaging (a division of Verizon Wireless) and Allegiance Telecom Company Worldwide (a division of Allegiance Telecom). Most recently Mark was a Managing Partner and the General Counsel and Secretary for NxGen Partners, a boutique private equity investment company focusing on the telecommunications and technology industries. Mark has deep corporate governance and corporate securities experience and extensive experience in drafting, advising on and negotiating complex transactional documents, including M&A, supplier, vendor, customer, interconnection, roaming, securities and financing agreements, and software licenses. At MetroPCS, Mark took the company public, negotiated and consummated the largest domestic M&A transaction announced in 2012 with T-Mobile USA valued in excess of $30 billion, negotiated and consummated a number of smaller M&A transactions, raised and refinanced $28 billion in leveraged and high yield, registered and 144A financings, secured loans, bridge loans, consent solicitations and other financial transactions totaling over $28 billion, and closed a $750 million private placement and tender offer. Mark also has extensive experience in federal telecommunications regulation having represented a number of companies before, and lobbied on their behalf, the Federal Communications Commission for over 25 years. Further, Mark has significant experience in managing complex commercial, intellectual property and securities litigation, including “bet the company” litigation. Finally, Mark has significant experience representing companies seeking investment and investors seeking to make venture capital and private equity investment in the telecommunications and technology industries. While at NxGen Mark was responsible for sourcing over 300 private equity investment opportunities and consummating four investments in less than twelve months. Mark earned a J.D. from University of California, Davis School of Law, and Bachelor of Arts cum laude from the University of California, Davis. Mark is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and the Order of the Coif.


Education

J.D., University of California, Davis, 1985

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Political Science, University of California, Davis, 1982

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Transaction

  • Acquisitions and Divestitures

  • General Business and Legal Counseling

  • Communications Law

  • Internet and eCommerce

 

Professional Activities

  • Metroplex Technology Business Council, Vice Chairman and Director, 2006-Present

  • Competitive Carrier Association, Director, 2011-2013

  • Parker City Council, Councilman, 2002-2004

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Texas, 1990

  • State Bar of California, 1985

  • District of Columbia Bar, 2001

Honors

  • Finalist, Best In-House Legal Team for Corporate Governance, NYSE Governance Services, 2014

  • Magna Stella, Major Transaction, Texas General Counsel Forum, 2013

  • Bottomline Impact, Association of Corporate Counsel and D CEO Magazine, 2013

  • Texas Legal Department Award, Deal Management, Texas Lawyer, 2013

  • Finalist, Magna Stella, Major Litigation, Texas General Counsel Forum, 2013

  • One of the 20 Most Influential General Counsel in America, National Law Journal, 2009

  • Finalist, Best Corporate Secretary, Small Legal Department, Corporate Secretary Magazine, 2009

  • Best General Counsel, Small Legal Department, Dallas Business Journal, 2008

  • Finalist, Best Corporate Secretary, Corporate Secretary Magazine, 2008

  • Magna Stella, Best General Counsel, Small Legal Department, Texas General Counsel Forum, 2007

  • Best General Counsel, Best Deal, Dallas Business Journal, 2006

  • Finalist, Best General Counsel, Best Deal, Dallas Business Journal, 2005

Presentations

  • “A Chief Lawyer’s Guide to Launching a Legal Department,” Forefront Magazine, January 2014

Professional History

  • Klemchuk LLP, Of Counsel, 2016-Present

  • Alden Advisors, Managing Director, 2016-Present

  • Artic Partners, Managing Partner, General Counsel & Founder, 2015-Present

  • NxGen Partners, LLC, Managing Partner, General Counsel & Secretary, 2013-2015

  • MetroPCS Communications, Inc., Vice Chairman, General Counsel & Secretary, 2004-2013

  • Allegiance Telecom, Inc., Senior Vice President, General Counsel, 2002-2004

  • Paul Hastings, Of Counsel, 2000-2001

  • Verizon Wireless, Vice President, General Counsel, 1991-2001

  • Pacific Telesis Group, Attorney, 1985-1990

Director Positions Held

  • GruupMeet, Inc., Director 2014-2015

  • Health Tech Pal Corp., Director, 2015-2015

  • Tractus Corporation, Director, 2014-2015

  • SkyTitan International, Director, Chairman of Compensation Committee, 2011-2013