President and Co-founder
Marc has deep experience and unique expertise in protecting and conveying IPv4 assets.
Marc has been an active participant and influencer in the IPv4 market since well before its public emergence in March of 2011 with the announcement of the Nortel and Microsoft transaction. Marc started his IPv4 practice while a partner in the information and communications technology boutique law firm of Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP (“LB3”).
He has served as principal advisor and IPv4 broker to many of the largest IPv4 block holders over the past 8+ years – providing his clients with strategic and tactical advice that allows them to assess their IPv4 assets, quantify the risks and rewards of IPv4 market participation, and pursue monetizing strategies effectively.
Marc specializes in structuring IPv4 market conveyance arrangements to minimize transactional frictions, mitigate risks, optimize deal size and timing, and enhance value for both parties. Drawing from his senior-level contacts at many leading technology, investment banking, and brokerage firms, Marc has formed collaborative relationships to develop and deliver solutions that address key IPv4 market challenges. Marc also routinely works (constructively) with Internet governance stakeholders to promote progressive IPv4 registration and transfer policies and practices.
As head of LB3’s technology law practice group, Marc has negotiated numerous other complex and unique technology transactions for Fortune 100s over his 16 year career as a technology transactions advisor. Prior to founding Avenue4 and before starting his law career, Marc was a systems engineer for GE Aerospace, where he led engineering teams that designed, developed, and tested large-scale software applications and satellite systems.
He frequently speaks and writes on current topics at the intersection of commerce, technology and the law. Illustrative examples include the following:
J.D. (with honors) from the University of North Carolina School of Law
M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania
B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Howard University