Philip Niehoff is a transactional attorney who advises clients across a broad spectrum of securities-related matters. Philip represents issuers and underwriters in public, Rule 144A and private offerings of both equity and debt securities. He also represents issuers and dealer-managers in liability management transactions, including equity and debt self-tenders, exchange offers, and consent solicitations.
Philip also advises client companies regarding Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act compliance, NYSE and NASDAQ compliance, corporate governance, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act matters; and he represents investment companies regarding compliance with SEC rules and regulations.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1990, Philip held progressively more senior positions with the SEC, first as Attorney/Advisor with its Division of Investment Management (1985–1988), and later as Attorney/Advisor (1988–1989) and then Senior Attorney (1989–1990) with the Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance.
Philip is listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Best Lawyers in America for Securities Law and has been named among the “Leading Lawyers” in Illinois in the Securities and Venture Finance Law category. According to Chambers USA 2012, Philip is “thorough, appropriately aggressive and will get you the best deal on the table.” Chambers USA 2008 notes that Philip “is smarter with numbers and accounting regulations than the accountants themselves."