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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Investment Advisers’ Affiliation Leads to Violation of Investment Adviser Registration Requirements
Peter D. Fetzer,Terry D. Nelson, July 8, 2014
In a recent enforcement action, the SEC found that an investment adviser was in violation of the investment adviser registration requirements under Section 203(a) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (In the Matter of Penn Mezzanine Partners Management, L.P., Release No. IA-3858). The adviser and...

Know Your Affiliates
Peter D. Fetzer,Terry D. Nelson, July 8, 2014
One aim of the Investment Company Act is to protect against fund insiders, or affiliated persons, using fund assets for their own purposes to the detriment of the fund and its shareholders. For example, Section 17 of the Act prohibits or restricts a wide range of affiliated transactions, and...

Order Issued for Retaliation Against Dodd-Frank Whistleblower
Peter D. Fetzer,Terry D. Nelson, July 8, 2014
Now that the SEC’s whistleblower program is in full operation, the enforcement action highlighted here may become more of a common occurrence. This enforcement action against Paradigm Capital Management, Inc. (“Paradigm”), an SEC registered investment adviser, and its principal...

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Peter D. Fetzer

777 East Wisconsin Avenue
MilwaukeeWI 53202-5306


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