John J. Mahon: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

John J. Mahon

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Business Development Companies
  • Corporate
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0515
Fax: 202-637-3593
University University of Richmond, B.S.B.A., cum laude Beta Gamma Sigma
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Admitted1999, Virginia; 2000, District of Columbia

Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor, George Washington University Law School
Former Chair, Corporate Finance Committee, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, District of Columbia Bar
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association

BornBaltimore, Maryland, June 22, 1974

John Mahon works with a wide array of private equity firms and other financial sector participants in connection with the establishment and operation of business development companies (BDCs), registered closed-end funds and other similar public and private vehicles that comply with complex regulatory structures, including the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 and the Dodd-Frank Act. With more than a decade of experience, John has been involved with more than 70 debt and equity offerings, including 20 initial public offerings (IPOs), reflecting an aggregate of over $7 billion in total proceeds.

A member of Sutherland's Corporate Practice Group, John practices in securities law and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly provides guidance to many New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ-listed companies in connection with ongoing corporate governance and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and compliance matters. John routinely handles issues involving tender offers, proxy solicitations, going-private transactions and beneficial ownership reporting obligations.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents ING Global Advantage and Premium Opportunity Fund in a $345 million IPO.
Sutherland advises Solar Capital Ltd. in $105 million IPO.
Sutherland represents Goldman Sachs & Co., Wells Fargo Securities and Morgan Stanley in connection with New Mountain Finance Corp.'s $100 million IPO.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Washington, DC, Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2013-2014)

Recipient, Securities and Exchange Commission Capital Markets Award (2002)


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SEC Proposes Disclosure Rules on Director, Officer and Employee Hedging
Steven B. Boehm,James M. Cain,Cynthia M. Krus,John J. Mahon,Lisa A. Morgan, June 10, 2015
In April 2015, the comment period expired for rules proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) to implement Section 955 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act).1 These proposed rules (the Proposed Rules)2 would require disclosure...

Pending SEC Rules Could Bring Additional Changes to Exchange Act Registration Requirements
Steven B. Boehm,James M. Cain,Cynthia M. Krus,John J. Mahon,Lisa A. Morgan, May 15, 2015
In March 2015, the comment period expired for rules proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) to implement Title V and Title VI of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”). These sections of the JOBS Act mandated the following changes:

New SEC Guidance Adds Flexibility to BDC Co-Investing
Steven B. Boehm,Cynthia M. Krus,John J. Mahon,Anne G. Oberndorf,Harry S. Pangas, February 13, 2015
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Investment Management (the Division) just published guidance that will permit business development companies (BDCs) to co-invest with certain persons considered affiliates without obtaining exemptive relief. Under the Investment Company...
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John J. Mahon

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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