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Edgar J. Lewandowski
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-7614
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Concentrating on securities law and corporate governance, Edgar Lewandowski is a Partner in our Corporate Department. He has wide-ranging experience advising a variety of issuers, private equity sponsors and investment banks. The transactions he has handled include IPOs, spin-offs, and high yield and investment-grade debt offerings. Edgar also advises boards of directors on general corporate and compliance matters. He represents clients in numerous industries, including real estate, hospitality, construction materials and information technology. 

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Work Highlights
  • Hilton in its spin-off of Park Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Invitation Homes in its $1.8 billion IPO
  • Blackstone in its successful exit of its investment in Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
  • Summit Materials in its $460 million IPO, $1.6 billion in primary and secondary equity offerings and $1.5 billion in high yield financings
  • Hilton Worldwide Holdings in its $2.7 billion IPO, $8.9 billion in secondary equity offerings and $3.0 billion in high yield financings
  • Blackstone Mortgage Trust in its $660 million “re IPO” and over $1.8 billion in follow-on equity offerings and its acquisition of a $4.9 billion portfolio of commercial mortgage loans
Education
  • New York University School of Law, 2003 J.D.
    Thomas Stoddard Award
  • Columbia University, 2000 B.A.
    magna cum laude
Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Utah Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 2004
  • Colorado 2010
  • Utah 2011

Edgar J. Lewandowski is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Corporate Department, where he focuses on capital markets and corporate governance matters. Edgar has wide-ranging experience representing a variety of issuers, private equity sponsors and investment banks in a broad range of transactions, including IPOs and other equity offerings, spin-offs, and high yield and investment-grade debt offerings. He also regularly advises boards of directors on general corporate and compliance matters. Edgar represents clients in numerous industries, including real estate, hospitality, construction materials, information technology, manufacturing, energy, insurance, mining and shipping.

In 2017 Edgar was recognized as a “BTI Client Service All-Star,” an award based solely on unprompted feedback from corporate counsel at large and Fortune 1000 organizations who are asked to identify outside counsel attorneys who deliver the absolute best in client service. 

Edgar’s recent experience includes representing:

  • Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. on the spin-off of the bulk of its real estate business, Park Hotels & Resorts Inc., as a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT), and the spin-off of its timeshare business, Hilton Grand Vacations Inc., as a separate publicly traded company (2017) 
  • Invitation Homes Inc. in its $1.8 billion IPO, the second largest in history by a U.S. REIT (2017)
  • Blackstone in its successful exit of its investment in Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. in dispositions of its equity interests resulting in over $2.0 billion in gross proceeds (2016-2017)
  • Blackstone and Centerbridge in dispositions of a portion of equity interests in Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc. (2016-2017)
  • Summit Materials, Inc. in its $460 million IPO (2015), $1.6 billion in primary and secondary equity offerings (2015-2017) and $1.5 billion in high yield financings (2012-2016)
  • Blackstone in its sale of Optiv Inc. to KKR (2017)
  • Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. in its $2.7 billion IPO (2013), $8.9 billion in secondary equity offerings (2014-2016) and $3.0 billion in high yield financings (2013-2017)
  • Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. in its $660 million “re IPO” and new investment program (2013), over $1.8 billion in follow-on equity offerings (2013-2015) and acquisition of a $4.9 billion portfolio of commercial mortgage loans (2015)
  • Brixmor Property Group Inc. in its $949 million IPO (2013)
  • CNO Financial Group, Inc. in connection with a $1 billion recapitalization transaction (2012)
  • Arch Coal, Inc. in connection with its $2 billion offering of senior notes and concurrent $1.3 billion offering of common stock (2011)

Edgar has also represented major investment banking firms, including Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS.

Edgar received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2003 and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia University in 2000. He is admitted to practice in New York, Colorado and Utah. 

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