Curtis L. Sano is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tysons office. He has more than 20 years of experience representing developers, lenders, property owners and tenants in the area of real estate law. This representation focused on real estate purchase and sales for office, residential, retail and hotel properties, debt and equity financing and associated entity structuring. Mr. Sano also has extensive experience in retail and office leasing. He advises clients regarding conventional and securitized loans, real estate transfer tax planning and CCRs and reciprocal easements.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Sano practiced in Hawaii and California, and he maintains extensive contacts in those jurisdictions. He has assisted many clients with the nuances of doing business in Hawaii.


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy, M.P.P.
  • Yale University, B.A., Sociology, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Virginia
  • Real Estate Group
  • NAIOP Northern Virginia
  • The Art Connection in the Capital Region, Founding Board Member
  • Tysons Corner Real Estate Networking Forum, Founding Member
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2013-2020
  • Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite, Real Estate, 2015, 2018, 2019


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