Edward S. Sarnowski

Edward S. Sarnowski is an associate in Holland & Knight's Jacksonville office and a member of the firm's Business Law Section and Public Companies and Securities Team. Mr. Sarnowski's practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, equity investments and recapitalizations as well as commercial lending involving commercial real estate loan originations, workouts, renewals and restructures. He has been involved in numerous equity investments and M&A transactions, some of which are highlighted below.

Mr. Sarnowski has experience counseling public companies on corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters. He assists public companies with preparing periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and advises clients on securities offerings, disclosure and period reporting requirements and other corporate governance and regulatory matters, including the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Mr. Sarnowski has also served as a panelist speaking about issues ranging from crafting clawback policies with “market” terms and conditions, to complying with the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule to understanding benefits available to Emerging Growth Companies under the JOBS Act.

Mr. Sarnowski also represents clients in connection with financing, leasing, acquiring and selling vacant land and developed properties, including office buildings, single and multifamily developments and master planned communities. In particular, he has assisted in representing national lenders in numerous loan workouts, restructures, forbearances, loan sales, deed-in-lieu transactions and commercial foreclosures.

Additionally, Mr. Sarnowski handles various pro bono matters involving corporate and real estate issues, including matters in which he has represented active-duty military personnel in civil legal disputes in coordination with the American Bar Association’s Military Pro Bono Project. Mr. Sarnowski also actively participates in the firm’s annual 9/11 Day of Service, for which he previously served as the Jacksonville office’s Local Initiative Co-Coordinator.

Mr. Sarnowski was previously a Florida Supreme Court judicial intern for the Honorable Barbara J. Pariente.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Lending, 2) Corporate Governance, 3) Corporate Services, 4) Mergers and Acquisitions, 5) Private Equity, 6) Public Companies and Securities, 7) Real Estate, 8) Real Estate Finance and 9) Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
Law School Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D.)
Admitted Year 2008
Education University of North Florida (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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