Brett Niehauser represents corporate clients in a variety of business transactions, as well as advising publicly-held clients on matters related to SEC reporting and compliance, the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market, and corporate governance matters. 

His practice is focused on securities, venture capital, private equity, as well as business and commercial transactions. Brett has experience reviewing and preparing filings under the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934, preparing Section 16 beneficial ownership filings, and in Rule 144 transactions.

Brett earned his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2017. While in law school, Brett worked in the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic as a student advising entrepreneurs through various stages of business development and interned at the University of Cincinnati's Office of General Counsel. He also was an Associate Member of the University of Cincinnati Law Review and part of the Editorial Staff for Human Rights Quarterly. Brett was a Guy A. Zoghby Corporate Law Fellow, which allowed him to conduct research on current corporate law topics and to become involved in activities to enhance his understanding of corporate law.

Brett earned his B.S. from the University of Cincinnati in 2014.

Representative Work

Represented AtriCure in its $90 million underwritten secondary offerings of equity securities

Represented Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation in its: $1.6 billion merger with Kemper Corporation

Represented Multi-Color Corporation in its: $2.5 billion merger with Platinum Equity (including assumption of $1.5 billion of debt)

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

St. Jude Bridgetown Youth Football Coach

Aubrey Rose Foundation Board Member

Awards & Recognition

Timothy Walker Scholarship Recipient

Jacob Hermann Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Guy A. Zoghby Corporate Law Fellow

Worthing Law Review Prize

John R. Sayler Prize in Evidence

Ernest Karam Advocacy & Academic Excellence Award

Sidney G. Stricker Prize

Thompson, Hine & Flory Advocacy Prize

News & Resources


Other Publications

A Forgotten Unfairness: Taking a "Bite" out of State Occupational Certification and Registration Regulations, University of Cincinnati Law Review, March 2017


Blog Posts


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J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2017, summa cum laude

B.S., University of Cincinnati, 2014, summa cum laude

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