Peter D. Fetzer: Lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP

Peter D. Fetzer

Milwaukee,  WI  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy
  • Finance & Financial Institutions
  • Investment Funds & Investment Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Transactional & Securities
University University of Utah, B.A., summa cum laude, 1993
Law SchoolUniversity of Wisconsin, J.D., cum laude, 1997
Admitted1997, Wisconsin

Peter Fetzer is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate counseling to mutual funds, exchange traded funds, publicly traded investment advisers and public companies. He has extensive experience:

· Counseling and advising mutual funds, exchange traded funds, closed end funds and investment advisers on all aspects of the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.

· Negotiating and effecting mutual fund, investment adviser and public company mergers and acquisitions.

· Counseling and advising directors and independent directors of mutual funds, exchange traded funds and public companies on corporate governance matters.

· Counseling mutual funds, exchange traded funds, closed-end funds, investment advisers and public companies with regard to their periodic and current reports with the SEC.

· Counseling and advising public companies, closed-end funds and private funds on proxy solicitations.

· Counseling and advising public and private companies in connection with the public and private offering of a variety of debt and equity securities.

Professional Memberships

Mr. Fetzer is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association.


He is a graduate of the University of Utah (B.A., summa cum laude, 1993) and the University of Wisconsin (J.D., cum laude, 1997).


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Misusing Client Assets Results in Sanctions Against a Registered Investment Adviser
Peter D. Fetzer,Terry D. Nelson, August 4, 2014
The owner of a Washington state-based investment advisory firm was recently sanctioned by the SEC for multiple violations of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, including the fraudulent use of client assets for his own personal use.

Mutual Funds and Advisers Should Evaluate Oversight of Proxy Advisory Firms
Peter D. Fetzer,Terry D. Nelson, August 4, 2014
The SEC has issued guidance regarding proxy advisory firms, in the form of 13 Questions and Answers, published in Staff Legal Bulletin No. 20 (“SLB 20”). The Staff’s guidance addresses, among other things, investment advisers’ responsibilities in voting client proxies and...

OCIE Director Repeats Concerns About Compliance Issues Found During Private Equity Adviser Exams
Peter D. Fetzer,Terry D. Nelson, August 4, 2014
Andrew J. Bowden, Director of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) once again in a recent speech to industry representatives, described various areas of concern found by OCIE examiners during examinations of private equity advisers.

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Peter D. Fetzer

777 East Wisconsin Avenue
MilwaukeeWI 53202-5306


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