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
E msarlson@ralaw.com



Mark L. Sarlson

Shareholder

Phone: (216) 615-4855
Fax: (216) 623-0134
Email: msarlson@ralaw.com

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.

Representative Matters

  • 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

Accomplishments

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Banking & Finance Law (2013-2019); and Financial Services Regulation Law (2012-2019)
  • 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)

Education

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

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

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