Lionel Bochurberg

Lionel Bochurberg

San Diego, California

ü  A qualified Senior-Level Attorney with experience in software, wireless, and renewable energy industries.

ü  Possesses a broad domestic and international transactional experience.

ü  Conducted domestic and international corporate entity formation in 28 countries.

Areas of Expertise include:

Transactional Experience:

R&D Co-Development Agreements, Stock & Assets Purchase Agreements, Mergers, Franchise, Distribution Agreements & Equipment Sales Agreements, Supply Agreements; Loans, Promissory Notes & Security Agreements, Commercial Leases, Patent License Agreements, Cloud, SaaS, IT & Software License Agreements

Renewable Energy Experience:

Represented several clients in the Solar and Energy Storage fields

BOPI and EPC Agreements, Consulting Agreements, O&M Agreements, Consortium Agreements; sale of solar projects; sale of solar equipment; option agreements to purchase land and various easements.

Software Experience:

Represented several clients in different software activities

Software License Agreements, Database License Agreement, Distribution and reseller Agreements, SaaS, cloud computing, commercial and enterprise software

Core Competencies:

M&A, Corporate law, Risk Management, IP strategy,


French (Fluent), Spanish (Proficient)

Notable Accolades

Recognized by the Daily Transcript and the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel as one of San Diego's top in-house Corporate Counsel in 2010.

Experience & Notable Contributions


LEGAL.VENTURES San Diego, CA · 2016-present

Boutique law firm


Represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, renewable energy projects.

  • Successfully negotiated the sale of Soitec Solar’s CPV patents and other intellectual property rights
  • Successfully negotiated the sale of Quantum Energy Storage Corporation’s assets (including its patents and flywheel proprietary technology in the energy storage field).
  • Successfully negotiated the sale of Soitec Solar’s Newberry Springs CPV solar Plant


SOITEC SOLAR INC · San Diego, CA · 2012-2016

Senior attorney for the solar division of Soitec SA, a publicly-traded group (Euronext)

Corporate Counsel

Drafted and negotiated the following: procurement agreements, engineering procurement and construction agreements, consortium agreements, equipment sales agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, international agency agreements, co-development agreements, joint venture agreements, power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, sale of land projects and license agreements (equipment and software) for various projects totaling 34 MW.

  • Contributed to the sale of an 8.93 MW solar power plant fully equipped with the company’s equipment.

§  Formed foreign entities in Saudi Arabia and Chile.


Walraven & Lehman LLP · Aliso Viejo, CA · 2010-2012

Assisted clients with intricate business transactions and international matters

Of Counsel

Negotiated licensing and commercial transactions, including drafting and discussing: software licenses, distribution agreements, franchise, international agency agreements, OEM Agreements, transfer of technology agreements, and collaborative business transactions. Counseled clients on the formation of foreign entities.

NextWave Broadband, Inc. · San Diego, CA · 2007-2010

Senior executive for a US publicly-traded telecommunication company (NASDAQ)

Vice President International Legal Operations

Administrated several divestitures and M&A initiatives for the Latin America and Europe operations.

§  Primary counsel for IPWireless (a NextWave UK subsidiary [TDCdma equipment & mobile television]).

9  Governed all legal matters, including technology agreements (software and components license agreements) and negotiated the sale to the senior management team.

§  Successfully negotiated the sale of the Semiconductor Division’s patent portfolio and the licensing of its semiconductor technologies.


InfoVista SA · Les Ulis (Greater Paris), France, & Herndon, VA · 2006-2007

Senior executive for a publicly-traded software company (NASDAQ, until 2007 & Euronext)

Vice President of Human Capital & General Counsel

Directed a team of nine professionals within the Legal and Human Resources Departments. Coordinated the delisting of the company from the NASDAQ. Arranged board meetings, committees of the board, and shareholders meetings.

§  Successfully negotiated:

9  a $15M licensing trademark transaction with Microsoft,

9  a major outsourcing agreement with an Indian Company and

9  significant software license agreements with banks and telecommunication companies.


Quoris, LLC· San Diego, CA · 2005-2006

Business consultant for a consulting firm

Vice President

Delivered business consulting services to technology start-up companies.

§  Championed direction for the due diligence process and administration of the overall coordination with Outside Attorneys and Bankers in the acquisition of CommASIC, Inc. (San Diego based) by Freescale Semiconductor.


Career Note:

§  Wavecom, Sa· General Counsel· Issy-les-Moulineaux, France · 2000-2004

§  Mandel & Bochurberg · Partner · Paris, France & London, UK · 1996-2000

§  Mandel, Ngo, & Associes · Associate · Paris, France · 1990-1995



Education & Professional Certificates


PhD (Sum Cum Laude)

LLM Business Law (Magna Cum Laude)


Professional Certificate in Mergers & Acquisitions

New York Institute of Finance | NYC, NY





Admission to the State Bar of California (Since December 2016)

Admission to the Paris (France) Bar (since December 1991)

Admission to the Quebec (Canada) Bar (Since August 2017)

Member of Lord Reading Law Society

Member of the JurisGlobal Business Club 


Areas of Practice

  • International Law