Areas of Practice
  • Spanish
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1985; Duke Law Journal
  • Harvard University, B.A., with honors, 1981
Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York

Michael J.W. Rennock

1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York NY 10036
TEL: +1 212 506 3956
FAX: +1 212 506 3950

Michael J.W. Rennock is a partner in Steptoe's New York office, where he is a member of the Corporate, Securities & Finance Group.

A transactional attorney, Mr. Rennock’s practice is primarily focused on corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and private equity/venture capital.  He represents companies, investors, and investment banks in a variety of financing transactions, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities.

Mr. Rennock represents issuers and underwriters on IPOs and secondary offerings, high-yield and convertible debt financings, and Rule 144A and Reg S offerings.  He regularly advises buyers and sellers in a broad array of industries in both public and private mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, and other divestitures.  He also works on leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, project financings, spinoffs, secured and unsecured borrowings, and joint ventures.  Mr. Rennock counsels corporate clients on a regular basis with respect to corporate, corporate governance, and securities law matters.

Mr. Rennock advises public and private companies in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, wireless communications, electronic data transmission, defense, retail, healthcare, child care, banking, energy, and transportation regarding their financial and transactional needs.

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Selected Publications

  • September 13, 2017
  • July 14, 2011, Practical Law Company Cross-Border Doing Business in… Handbook
  • The Nuts and Bolts of A VC Financing Transaction: Current Issues and Standard Deal Terms
    Inside the Minds: Analyzing VC Deal Terms
    2008, published by Apastore Books
  • Growing Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on Private Companies
    November 2004, Journal of Taxation of Financial Institutions Vol 18
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Drum Beats On: SEC Issues Proposed Rules on Audit Committee Financial Experts, Internal Controls, and Improper Influence in Conduct of Audits
    January 2003, Journal of Taxation of Financial Institutions
  • Going Public Sourcebook: The Initial Public Offering Process and the Compliance Requirements of a Public Company
    1999, published by RR Donnelley Financial

Professional Affiliations

  • New York Bar
  • Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession, Association of the Bar of the City of New York