Steven B.


Nationally recognized as an 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 also 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 advised as underwriters' counsel for a business development company, New Mountain Finance Corporation, in connection with its IPO. The offering raising approximately $130 million in total gross proceeds including proceeds from a concurrent private placement.
Sutherland represents BDC before the SEC in an exemptive relief matter.
A business development company engaged Sutherland for representation before the SEC in a matter involving a complex coinvestment protocol with a global private equity platform.
Sutherland advises Stellus Capital Investment Corporation in initial public offering.
From fund formation, to registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission, to working with the underwriters to launch and complete the initial public offering, Sutherland attorneys worked with Stellus management through very uncertain market conditions to complete this $120 million transaction.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of investment funds - registered funds (2008-2013)

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

Named among Washington’s “Top 10 Dealmakers” by Legal Times magazine (2006)

  • J.D., Rutgers University Law School, Phillip J. Levin Scholar
  • B.A., cum laude, Rutgers College, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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