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Edgar J. Lewandowski
 

Edgar J. Lewandowski

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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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, manufacturing, digital outsourcing, construction materials and human capital and technology services.

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Work Highlights
  • TaskUs in its $173 million IPO
  • Apria in its IPO and subsequent $1.6 billion sale to Owens & Minor
  • Gates Industrial in its $840 million IPO
  • CorePoint Lodging in its $1.5 billion sale to a joint venture between affiliates of Highgate and Cerberus 
  • Hilton in its spin-off of Park Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Grand Vacations
Education
  • New York University School of Law, 2003 J.D.
    Thomas Stoddard Award
  • Columbia University, 2000 B.A.
    magna cum laude
Admissions
  • New York 2004
  • Colorado 2010
  • Utah 2011

Edgar 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 other investors, 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, manufacturing, digital outsourcing, construction materials and human capital and technology services. 

Edgar has been recognized as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) practice area by The Legal 500 United States and was recognized as a “BTI Client Service All-Star,” based 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 experience includes representing:

  • Apria, Inc. in its $1.6 billion sale to Owens & Minor, Inc. (2022)
  • CorePoint Lodging Inc. in its $1.5 billion sale to a joint venture between affiliates of Highgate and Cerberus Capital Management (2022)
  • TaskUs, Inc. in its $349 million IPO and $767 million secondary offering (2021)
  • Apria in its $173 million IPO and subsequent secondary offerings (2021)   
  • Gates Industrial Corporation plc in its $840 million IPO (2018) and $927 million in secondary offerings (2021)
  • GSO Capital Partners in its successful exit of Eastman Kodak Company (2019)
  • La Quinta Holdings Inc. on the spin-off of its real estate business, CorePoint Lodging Inc., as a publicly-traded REIT and the sale of La Quinta's remaining hotel and franchise business to Wyndham Worldwide (2018)
  • 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 their 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 $2.8 billion in high yield financings (2012-2020)
  • Blackstone in its sale of Optiv Inc. to KKR (2017)
  • Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. in its $2.7 billion IPO (2013), $16.6 billion in secondary equity offerings (2014-2018) and $8.9 billion in high yield financings (2013-2020)
  • Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. in its $660 million “re IPO” and new investment program (2013), acquisition of a $4.9 billion portfolio of commercial mortgage loans (2015), and over $1.0 billion in high yield and convertible notes financings and over $3.6 billion in follow-on equity offerings (2013-2022)
  • Brixmor Property Group Inc. in its $949 million IPO (2013)
  • CNO Financial Group, Inc. in connection with a $1 billion recapitalization transaction (2012)

Edgar has also represented major investment banking firms, including 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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