ED PETROSKY is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, the co-chair of the firm’s Accounting and Finance Committee, and was the chair of the Global Capital Markets group from 2019 to 2022 and a global practice leader of the group from 2007 to 2019. Ed represents both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of securities offerings and has extensive experience providing legal advice to clients under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Ed currently serves as company counsel and designated underwriters’ counsel for more than 20 companies, with a particular emphasis on REITs, financial institutions, and consumer companies. Ed’s practice focuses on IPOs, follow-on common stock offerings, preferred stock offerings, ATM programs, offerings of convertible and exchangeable securities, and offerings of senior and subordinated debt securities, including retail and institutional MTN programs and CP programs. He has been involved in more than 365 offerings with an aggregate value in excess of US$204 billion since 2010.
Chambers Global has recognized Ed since 2009, most recently for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States (2021–2023). Ed also has been ranked by Chambers USA since 2007, most recently for REITs – Nationwide (2013–2023) and Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States – Nationwide (2019–2023). Ed has been described in Chambers USA by clients and peers as “unquestionably one of the most business-friendly attorneys I’ve worked with” (2016) and “customer-focused” (2017). Ed has also been recognized as a leading equity and debt lawyer by PLC Which Lawyer?, The Legal 500 US (Recommended), and IFLR1000 (Leading Lawyer). Ed’s work in the REIT industry has garnered him “Hall of Fame” status by The Legal 500 US (Leading Lawyer). In Who’s Who Legal, Ed is noted as “a naturally gifted lawyer” who wins praise for his “technically outstanding work.” He was recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Corporate Law, Securities, and Capital Markets.
Ed is a member of New York Cares Board of Directors, an organization committed to driving community impact in New York City through volunteerism.