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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SEC Charges Insiders for Violations of Section 16(a) and Section 13
Annette De La Torre,Peter D. Fetzer,Mark T. Plichta, September 23, 2014
On September 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against 28 officers, directors, and major shareholders for violating federal securities laws requiring them to report information about their holdings and transactions in company stock as required pursuant to Sections...

“Pay-to-Play” for Investment Advisers: The SEC’s First Prosecution
Peter D. Fetzer,Jason M. Hille,Terry D. Nelson, September 2, 2014
On June 20, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) brought and settled its first case under the “pay-to-play” rules for investment advisers. The SEC charged TL Ventures Inc. with violating the “pay-to-play” rules by continuing to receive advisory...

Alternative Investment Strategies
Peter D. Fetzer,Jason M. Hille,Terry D. Nelson, September 2, 2014
Funds that use alternative investment strategies should be aware of the SEC focus on their use in mutual funds and should evaluate their policies and procedures regarding, among other things, asset segregation and liquidity determination. Additional information regarding SEC statements on...

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Peter D. Fetzer

777 East Wisconsin Avenue
MilwaukeeWI 53202-5306


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