Awards and Rankings
Recipient, Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize for the highest academic average in Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center
Video: 2018 BDC Roundtable (September 2018)
The 2018 BDC Roundtable was held on September 5-6 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. With more than 300 registrants, the roundtable brought together industry executives, inside and outside ...
Videocast: An introduction to SPACs (March 22, 2018)
Initial public offerings (IPOs) by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, are growing at their most robust rate since before the financial crisis, giving more visibility to a once remote ...
Webcast: What is a SPAC? (February 1, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) partners Cynthia M. Krus and Vlad M. Bulkin host a webcast What is a SPAC? The virtual event originally held on February 1, 2018, provides an overview on Special Purpose ...
Represented TICC Capital Corporation in more than $400 million of follow-on debt and equity offerings.
Represented a closed-end fund in its $36.5 million initial public offering.
Served as underwriters’ counsel to Goldman Sachs & Co., Wells Fargo Securities and Morgan Stanley in connection New Mountain Finance Corp.'s $100 million IPO and private placement.
Represented Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., BB&T Capital Markets, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in the $54.7 million unsecured notes offering by TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp.
Advised Spectrum Brands in its merger with Russell Hobbs Inc. and in multiple M&A deals worldwide.
Represented New Mountain Finance Corporation in its $50 million private placement of senior notes.
Represented New Mountain Finance Corporation in its $115 million unsecured convertible notes offering.
Represented New Mountain Finance Corporation in its $50 million unsecured notes public offering.
Represented OFS Credit Company, Inc. in its $50 million initial public offering.
Represented Oxford Lane Capital Corp. in its $300 million at-the-market offering of common stock.
Represented TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. in its public offering and a concurrent private placement offering of an aggregate 6,925,000 shares of common stock, raising approximately $95 million.
Legal Alert: SEC proposes to expand “testing-the-waters” provisions to all issuers (February 25, 2019)
Overview On February 19, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a proposal to expand the “testing-the-waters” exemption to all issuers. Currently the exemption is limited to ...
Legal Alert: Fund of funds flexibility - What’s important to BDCs and closed-end funds in the SEC’s rule proposal, including a request for comments on AFFE (January 14, 2019)
On December 19, 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a release (the Release) proposing new rule 12d1-4 (the Proposed Rule) and related amendments to streamline and enhance the ...
Legal Alert: SEC operating status during the government shutdown (January 2, 2019)
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will follow its Operations Plan Under a Lapse in Appropriations and Government Shutdown (the Operations Plan) during the government shutdown, which ...
Legal Alert: Considerations for the 2019 proxy season (December 21, 2018)
Companies preparing for their annual shareholder meetings will need to consider a variety of factors, including new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements, guidance from Institutional ...
Legal Alert: SEC fines BDC investment adviser for misallocation of expenses and valuation failures (December 12, 2018)
On December 3, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) entered an order (the Order) to settle charges arising out of an enforcement action against Fifth Street Management, LLC (FSM). ...
Legal Alert: SEC approves amendment to Nasdaq 20% rule to relax the market value test (October 17, 2018)
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved an amendment to Nasdaq Rule 5635(d), also known as the “20% Rule,” to modify the situations in which a company must obtain shareholder ...
Legal Alert: SEC Staff states that IRS Form 1099-DIV cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (September 13, 2018)
Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act) generally prohibits a business development company (BDC) or a registered investment company from making a distribution from any ...
Legal Alert: The SEC prunes its disclosure rules and forms, but will the changes bear fruit for registered investment companies and BDCs? (September 5, 2018)
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted final rules1 to eliminate “redundant, duplicative, overlapping, outdated, or superseded” disclosure requirements in light of other SEC ...
Legal Alert: SEC permits internet delivery of investment company shareholder reports-including insurance company separate accounts (June 25, 2018)
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 5, 2018, adopted Rule 30e-3 under the Investment Company Act (the Rule), which permits “notice and access” delivery of investment company ...
Client Alert: Highlighting itemized deduction limitations for private BDC investors (June 6, 2018)
In collaboration with RSM.
In collaboration with RSM.
Riding the Business Development Company Strategic Transaction Wave: Beware of the Regulatory Rip Currents (June 2016)
The Investment Lawyer
Given the recent turmoil in the business development company (BDC) space, even the largest BDCs have not been immune to the appeal of potentially accretive acquisitions. It is likely that many BDCs ...
Preparing Corporate Minutes: Time Well Spent (February 14, 2012)
Reprinted with permission from Securities and M&A Law360
Partner Steven B. Boehm and Associate Vlad M. Bulkin, both members of Sutherland’s Corporate Practice Group, co-authored the article Preparing Corporate Minutes: Time Well Spent, which appeared in ...
Publicly Traded Private Equity Regulatory Review (November 2008)
Corporate Secretary's Answer Book (Updated Annually)
The latest edition of the Corporate Secretary's Answer Book is available now. To request a copy, please contact [email protected]
In the News
Eversheds Sutherland Advises New Mountain Finance Corporation on Three Offerings (November 14, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that it recently advised New Mountain Finance Corporation on three offerings. On July 5, 2018, New Mountain issued to an institutional investor, in a ...
Washington-area Appointments and Promotions for January 1 (December 30, 2017)
In this article for the Washington Post, nine Washington DC-based Eversheds Sutherland attorneys are mentioned for being elected partner, effective January 1, 2018.
Eversheds Sutherland Unveils US Promotions (December 21, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland is mentioned in this Legal Week article regarding the election of 17 new US partners effective January 1, 2018.
Eversheds Sutherland Advises OFS Credit Company on IPO (November 20, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that it advised OFS Credit Company, Inc. on its initial public offering that sold 2.5 million shares to raise $50 million. Shares of the closed-end ...
Eversheds Sutherland Elects 17 New US Partners (December 20, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce the election of 17 new partners effective January 1, 2018. Eversheds Sutherland Co-CEO Mark D. Wasserman commented: “It is an honor to welcome our ...
Sutherland Elects 18 New Counsel (January 14, 2016)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce the election of 18 new counsel, effective January 1, 2016. “Each of these attorneys provides excellent service to our ...
Sutherland Represents Oxford Lane Capital Corp. in Initial Public Offering Raising $36.5 Million (February 8, 2011)
WASHINGTON (February 8, 2011) - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP represented Oxford Lane Capital Corp., a registered closed-end fund investing in senior loans, in its initial public offering of ...
Sutherland Represents TICC Capital Corp. in a $47.15 Million Shelf Offering (December 7, 2010)
WASHINGTON (December 7, 2010) - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP represented TICC Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TICC) (the “Company ) in a shelf offering of 4,600,000 shares of its common stock (including the ...
Sutherland Represents Solar Capital Ltd. in a $43.2 Million Selling Stockholder Shelf Offering (November 11, 2010)
WASHINGTON (November 11, 2010) - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP represented Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) (the “Company ) in a shelf offering on behalf of selling stockholders of 1,945,177 shares ...
Sutherland Represents Spectrum Brands in Merger With Russell Hobbs - Addition to Spectrum's Portfolio Creates $3 Billion Consumer Products Company (June 28, 2010)
ATLANTA (June 28, 2010) - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP advised Spectrum Brands, Inc., in its merger with Russell Hobbs Inc., to form a new global consumer products company with an estimated $3 ...
Sutherland Represents Solar Capital Ltd. in Initial Public Offering (April 28, 2010)
WASHINGTON (April 28, 2010) - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP recently advised Solar Capital Ltd. in its $105 million initial public offering.The transaction priced February 9, 2010, and included ...
Sutherland Represents Ares Capital Corporation in a $109.6 Million Shelf Offering (August 19, 2009)
WASHINGTON (August 19, 2009) - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP represented Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) as special regulatory counsel in an underwritten public offering of 12,439,908 ...
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Co-Chair, Corporate Finance Committee of the Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, District of Columbia Bar
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