- Capital Markets & Investments
- Business Development Companies
- Private Investment Funds
- Securities & Corporate Governance
- Mergers & Acquisitions
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0515|
|University ||University of Richmond, B.S.B.A., cum laude Beta Gamma Sigma|
|Law School||Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.|
|Admitted||1999, Virginia; 2000, District of Columbia|
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
|Born||Baltimore, 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.
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)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
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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