Steven B. Boehm: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Steven B. Boehm

Steven B. Boehm
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Mutual Funds
  • Investment Adviser
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Business Development Companies
  • Private Capital
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Products
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0176
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Rutgers College, B.A., cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolRutgers University Law School, J.D. Phillip J. Levin Scholar
Admitted1978, New Jersey; 1982, District of Columbia
BornNew York, New York, May 22, 1954

Nationally recognized as the pre-eminent authority on business development companies (BDCs), Steve Boehm guides his clients in successfully navigating the intricate rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), especially the Investment Company Act of 1940 and its 1980 amendments. Steve and his team represent many of the nation's largest BDCs, and he advises on a broad range of legal matters and transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs).

Steve began his career at the SEC, serving in the Enforcement Division and on the Executive Staff, and that insider perspective and knowledge inform his work today. He advises clients on establishing and operating public and private open- and closed-end investment funds, and he also assists clients in developing structural alternatives for taking private equity investment opportunities to public investors. Steve is recognized as a leading authority on the organization and operation of Section 529 college tuition savings plans. He has served two terms on Sutherland's Executive Committee and leads the firm's Capital Markets & Investments Team.

Selected Experience

Sutherland represents Goldman Sachs & Co., Wells Fargo Securities and Morgan Stanley in connection with New Mountain Finance Corp.'s $100 million IPO.

Sutherland represents BDC before the SEC in an exemptive relief matter.

Sutherland advises Stellus Capital Investment Corporation in initial public offering.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of investment funds - registered funds (2008-present)

Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of private funds/hedge funds law (2016)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of corporate law (2005-2016), mutual funds law (2005-2016), private funds law (2005-2014), securities law (2005-2011), private funds/hedge funds (2012-2016), securities/capital markets (2012-2016), and securities regulation (2012-2016)


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SEC Proposes Rule Related to Use of Derivatives and Financial Commitment Transactions by Regulated Funds
Frederick R. Bellamy,Cynthia R. Beyea,Thomas E. Bisset,Steven B. Boehm,Daphne G. Frydman, January 20, 2016
In December 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed a new Rule 18f-4 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act) that would, if adopted, affect the ability of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds and business development companies (BDCs)...

Omnibus Highway Bill Contains a Grab Bag of December Surprises for Public Companies and Companies Aspiring to Go Public
Cynthia R. Beyea,Steven B. Boehm,James M. Cain,Joel J. Hughey,Cynthia M. Krus, January 11, 2016
In December 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law an omnibus highway bill called “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or the “FAST Act.” This new law (i) amends certain sections of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS...

A Present from Congress: Significant Changes for SBICs
Steven B. Boehm,Terri G. Jordan,Cynthia M. Krus,Lisa A. Morgan,Harry S. Pangas, December 21, 2015
Late on December 15, Congress unveiled a tax extenders bill and omnibus bill that are expected to be merged into a single bill to be signed into law. The House and Senate are both expected to pass this legislation before the end of this week, and the President has indicated that he will sign this...

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Steven B. Boehm

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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