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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Adviser’s Non Compliance With SEC Subpoena Settled by Court
Peter D. Fetzer,Terry D. Nelson, October 3, 2014
The SEC’s subpoena powers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 were recently affirmed by a court over the objections of the owner and operator of a SEC registered investment advisory firm (see SEC v. Stilwell, 2014 BL252718, S.D.N.Y., 1:14-mc-257 (ALC), 9/11/14).

Cost of Proposed User Fees by Registered Investment Advisers Further Discussed
Peter D. Fetzer,Terry D. Nelson, October 3, 2014
As most of our readers are aware, there has been a proposal advocated by various parties, including certain members of Congress, that a funding source to pay for the increase of SEC examinations over registered investment advisers be provided by imposing user fees on registered advisers. You...

Failure to Disclose Conflict of Interest to Clients Results in SEC Enforcement Proceeding Against Registered Investment Adviser
Peter D. Fetzer,Terry D. Nelson, October 3, 2014
The SEC has made it abundantly clear to registered investment advisers that failure to disclose conflicts of interest to clients will continue to be a basis for SEC enforcement action. A recent example is In the Matter of the Robare Group, Ltd., Mark L. Robare, and Jack L. Jones Jr. (Investment...

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Peter D. Fetzer

777 East Wisconsin Avenue
MilwaukeeWI 53202-5306


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