Jonathan Sarna advises companies and financial institutions on public and private financings across multiple industries, with a particular focus on the life sciences, healthcare, and REIT sectors.

Mr. Sarna draws on his comprehensive understanding of capital markets transactions and takes a pragmatic approach to help clients navigate financings at every stage of their life cycle, including:

  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Block trades and follow-on offerings
  • High-yield and investment-grade debt offerings
  • At-the-market (ATM) programs
  • De-SPAC transactions
  • Convertible debt offerings

Mr. Sarna builds long-term relationships with companies, their executives, and their boards to counsel on general corporate and securities matters relating to corporate governance, public company reporting obligations, and stock exchange rules and requirements.

Mr. Sarna’s broad healthcare and life sciences experience includes transactions in the oncology, biologics, pharmaceuticals, medical device, and medtech spaces. He unlocks the firm’s robust platform to provide the resources his clients need in these industries to achieve their commercial objectives.

Mr. Sarna maintains an active pro bono practice and frequently appears in court as a guardian ad litem through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

Mr. Sarna has represented issuers and underwriters in equity and debt offerings by:

Life Sciences and Healthcare

  • Accelerate Diagnostics
  • Aptevo Therapeutics
  • Aspira Women's Health
  • Assembly Biosciences
  • BioDelivery Sciences International
  • Eagle Pharmaceuticals
  • Fractyl Health
  • Harmony Biosciences
  • Immuneering Corporation
  • VistaGen Therapeutics


  • Agree Realty Corporation
  • Essential Properties Realty Trust
  • Safehold
  • Simon Property Group
  • Tanger Factory Outlet Centers

Other Industries

  • AAR Corp
  • Arhaus
  • CNH Capital
  • Mercer International
  • Sprout Social
  • UL Solutions
  • Viking Cruises 

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 2013
    with honors
  • BA, University of Notre Dame, 2010
    cum laude