Mark L. Sarlson

Shareholder
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.615.4855
F 216.623.0134
P 216.615.4855 | F 216.623.0134



Overview

Mr. Sarlson focuses his commercial finance practice on the representation of financial institutions, and publicly and privately held corporations in lending transactions. He has significant experience in handling loan structuring, documentation, negotiation, and workouts for clients in asset based, mezzanine, syndicated, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and construction lending transactions. He also represents financial institutions and certified development companies in connection with government guaranteed loan programs including the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 and 7(a) programs. His corporate practice is focused on representing corporations with respect to formation, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and the preparation and negotiation of supply, distribution, joint venture, and similar commercial agreements.

Experience
  • Represented a publicly held company in $60 million syndicated loan facility
  • Represented a privately held company in $35 million asset based loan facility
  • Represented a publicly held company in $90 million syndicated loan facility
  • Represented a publicly held company in $50 million syndicated loan facility
  • Represented a national lending institution in $18 million asset based acquisition financing
  • Represented a national lending institution in $15 million asset based senior loan facility
  • Represented a national lending institution in $8 million recapitalization senior loan facility
  • Represented a national lending institution in $18 million loan for a New Market Tax Credit transaction
  • Represented a CMBS lender in an aggregate of $50 million loan transactions
  • Represented certified development companies and financial institutions in connection with SBA 504 and 7(a) financings aggregating in excess of $175 million
  • Represent companies in connection with acquisitions, private equity investments, real estate acquisitions, and general transactional matters
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D.
  2. University of Virginia, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Banking & Finance Law (2013-2021); and Financial Services Regulation Law (2012-2021)
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America©  Cleveland Financial Services Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2019)
  • Named in Crain's Cleveland Business "40 Under 40" (2000)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cascade Capital Corporation, Executive Committee
  • National Association of Development Companies (NADCO)
  • National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
Community Affiliations
  • Prevent Blindness of Northeast Ohio, Treasurer, Past Chair

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Small Business Administration Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications (May 21, 2020)
    Federal Government Temporarily Postpones Certain Import Duties, Taxes, and Fees (Apr 21, 2020)
    Paycheck Protection Program Funds Depleted and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applications No Longer Accepted (Apr 16, 2020)
    U.S. Senate Passes SBA Economic Relief Bill (Mar 26, 2020)
    300 Billion SBA Loan Program Expansion Considered by Congress (Mar 23, 2020)
  2. Firm News
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    Seven Roetzel Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® (Aug 20, 2018)
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 17, 2018)
    Friendship Terrace Apartments Deal Closing, Newsom Tower Nears Completion with Support from Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, Inc. and Roetzel & Andress (May 2, 2017)

Overview

Mr. Sarlson focuses his commercial finance practice on the representation of financial institutions, and publicly and privately held corporations in lending transactions. He has significant experience in handling loan structuring, documentation, negotiation, and workouts for clients in asset based, mezzanine, syndicated, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and construction lending transactions. He also represents financial institutions and certified development companies in connection with government guaranteed loan programs including the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 and 7(a) programs. His corporate practice is focused on representing corporations with respect to formation, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and the preparation and negotiation of supply, distribution, joint venture, and similar commercial agreements.

Experience
  • Represented a publicly held company in $60 million syndicated loan facility
  • Represented a privately held company in $35 million asset based loan facility
  • Represented a publicly held company in $90 million syndicated loan facility
  • Represented a publicly held company in $50 million syndicated loan facility
  • Represented a national lending institution in $18 million asset based acquisition financing
  • Represented a national lending institution in $15 million asset based senior loan facility
  • Represented a national lending institution in $8 million recapitalization senior loan facility
  • Represented a national lending institution in $18 million loan for a New Market Tax Credit transaction
  • Represented a CMBS lender in an aggregate of $50 million loan transactions
  • Represented certified development companies and financial institutions in connection with SBA 504 and 7(a) financings aggregating in excess of $175 million
  • Represent companies in connection with acquisitions, private equity investments, real estate acquisitions, and general transactional matters

Education

  1. The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D.
  2. University of Virginia, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Banking & Finance Law (2013-2021); and Financial Services Regulation Law (2012-2021)
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America©  Cleveland Financial Services Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2019)
  • Named in Crain's Cleveland Business "40 Under 40" (2000)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cascade Capital Corporation, Executive Committee
  • National Association of Development Companies (NADCO)
  • National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
Community Affiliations
  • Prevent Blindness of Northeast Ohio, Treasurer, Past Chair

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Small Business Administration Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications (May 21, 2020)
    Federal Government Temporarily Postpones Certain Import Duties, Taxes, and Fees (Apr 21, 2020)
    Paycheck Protection Program Funds Depleted and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applications No Longer Accepted (Apr 16, 2020)
    U.S. Senate Passes SBA Economic Relief Bill (Mar 26, 2020)
    300 Billion SBA Loan Program Expansion Considered by Congress (Mar 23, 2020)
  2. Firm News
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    Seven Roetzel Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® (Aug 20, 2018)
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 17, 2018)
    Friendship Terrace Apartments Deal Closing, Newsom Tower Nears Completion with Support from Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, Inc. and Roetzel & Andress (May 2, 2017)