Cynthia R. Beyea

Cynthia R. Beyea: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
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Biography

Cindy Beyea is a member of Eversheds Sutherland's Financial Services Practice Group and focuses her practice on advising mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, business development companies, investment company boards of directors and investment advisers. Cindy concentrates on issues involving the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and related federal securities laws.

Cindy assists investment company clients with structuring and registration, reporting and disclosure requirements, and fund governance and compliance matters. She also provides advice and counsel to investment company clients with respect to complex reorganization and acquisition transactions. Cindy also regularly advises clients with respect to Section 529 college savings plans. She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.

Selected Experience

Advised clients with registration, reporting and disclosure requirements.
Advised clients on federal securities laws.
Advised program managers to 529 college savings plans.

Publications

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Not so FAST - SEC passes rules to implement FAST Act provisions (March 29, 2019)
On March 20, 2019, the SEC adopted rules (the Rules) to implement certain provisions of the FAST Act. The omnibus highway bill called “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or the “FAST Act,” ...

Legal Alert: SEC proposes offering reforms for business development companies and registered closed-end funds (March 21, 2019)
On Wednesday, March 20, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose rule amendments to implement certain provisions of the Small Business Credit Availability Act and the Economic Growth, ...

Legal Alert: And now for some good news-SEC no-action position provides limited relief for fund in-person voting requirements (March 14, 2019)
Introduction On February 28, 2019, the Chief Counsel’s Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management issued a letter stating its no-action position regarding ...

Legal Alert: SEC proposes to expand “testing-the-waters” provisions to all issuers (February 25, 2019)
Overview On February 19, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a proposal to expand the “testing-the-waters” exemption to all issuers. Currently the exemption is limited to ...

Legal Alert: FINRA’s 529 plan share class initiative (February 7, 2019)
On January 28, 2019, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) launched its 529 Plan Share Class Initiative (the Initiative) to encourage member firms to self-report potential ...

Legal Alert: Fund of funds flexibility - What’s important to BDCs and closed-end funds in the SEC’s rule proposal, including a request for comments on AFFE (January 14, 2019)
On December 19, 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a release (the Release) proposing new rule 12d1-4 (the Proposed Rule) and related amendments to streamline and enhance the ...

Legal Alert: SEC operating status during the government shutdown (January 2, 2019)
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will follow its Operations Plan Under a Lapse in Appropriations and Government Shutdown (the Operations Plan) during the government shutdown, which ...

Legal Alert: SEC investment company filings during government shutdown (January 2, 2019)
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is subject to the current federal government shutdown due to lack of funding, and generally it will follow its “Operations Plan Under a Lapse in ...

Legal Alert: Considerations for the 2019 proxy season (December 21, 2018)
Companies preparing for their annual shareholder meetings will need to consider a variety of factors, including new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements, guidance from Institutional ...

Legal Alert: SEC fines BDC investment adviser for misallocation of expenses and valuation failures (December 12, 2018)
On December 3, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) entered an order (the Order) to settle charges arising out of an enforcement action against Fifth Street Management, LLC (FSM). ...

Presentations

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2019 (May 6, 2019)
Practising Law Institute
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partners Clifford E. Kirsch and Cindy Beyea present during the Practising Law Institute (PLI) seminar “Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2019” ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2018 (May 14, 2018)
Practising Law Institute
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partners Clifford E. Kirsch and Cynthia R. Beyea present during the Practising Law Institute (PLI) seminar Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies ...

Webcast: A Primer on Registered Closed-End Funds, Specifically Interval Funds (October 19, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Cynthia Krus, Cynthia Beyea and Payam Siadatpour present, “A Primer on Registered Closed-End Funds, Specifically Interval Funds,” a webcast on October 19, 2017. ...

Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2017 (April 20, 2017)
Practising Law Institute
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partners Cynthia Beyea and Clifford Kirsch present during the Practising Law Institute (PLI) seminar Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2017 ...

Podcast: Quick Call: BDC Industry Update (November 17, 2016)
Sutherland attorneys Cynthia Krus, Harry Pangas, David Roby, and William Watts present their bi-monthly roundup of recent BDC industry developments. The call will include:The new Form ADV ...

News

In the News

SEC Considers Changes to Controversial Disclosure as Part of Funds-of-Funds Reforms (January 14, 2019)
Fund Intelligence
Eversheds Sutherland Partners Cynthia Beyea and Cynthis Krus are quoted in this Fund Intelligence article discussing the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) possible change of a contentious 2007 ...

Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1 (April 22, 2016)
Law360
In this article, Law360 features attorneys whose commitment to excellence resulted in their move up in the law firm leadership ranks during the first quarter of 2016. Cynthia Beyea, David McCullough, ...

Sutherland Names Seven New Partners (March 24, 2016)
The American Lawyer
Cynthia Beyea, David McCullough, Brian Murphy, Brennan Posner, Meghana Shah, Wes Sheumaker and Maria Todorova were mentioned in an article by The American Lawyer for being elected partner, effective ...

People on the Move - Cynthia Beyea (January 5, 2016)
Washington Business Journal
Cynthia Beyea is featured in the Washington Business Journal’s “People on the Move” section for being promoted to partner at Sutherland. Cindy focuses her practice on advising mutual funds, ...

Press Releases

Sutherland Elects Seven New Partners (January 4, 2016)
ATLANTA, NEW YORK and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce the election of seven new partners, effective January 1, 2016. “I am honored to welcome our colleagues into the ...

Multimedia

Video: 2018 BDC Roundtable (September 2018)
The 2018 BDC Roundtable was held on September 5-6 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. With more than 300 registrants, the roundtable brought together industry executives, inside and outside ...

Videocast: Interval funds: A brief introduction (March 20, 2018)
In the past few months, investment company structures known as interval funds have become popular among money managers. This Bottom Line videocast discusses:what makes a fund an “interval ...

Webcast: A Primer on Registered Closed-End Funds, Specifically Interval Funds (October 19, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Cynthia Krus, Cynthia Beyea and Payam Siadatpour present, “A Primer on Registered Closed-End Funds, Specifically Interval Funds,” a webcast on October 19, 2017. ...

Webcast: BDC Directors Training Series (May 24, 2017)
On May 24, 2017, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP presents the second part of our BDC Directors Training Series. The BDC Directors Training Series consists of complimentary webcasts focused on practical ...

Webcast: BDC Directors Training Series (January 26, 2017)
Sutherland attorneys Cynthia Krus, Lisa Morgan, and Terri Jordan, present the first session in their BDC Directors Training Series. The call will include:What is expected of a BDC ...

Podcast: Quick Call: BDC Industry Update (November 17, 2016)
Sutherland attorneys Cynthia Krus, Harry Pangas, David Roby, and William Watts present their bi-monthly roundup of recent BDC industry developments. The call will include:The new Form ADV ...

Podcast: Quick Call: BDC Industry Update - Insurance Coverage Trends (June 1, 2016)
Guest speakers from Willis Towers Watson and Travelers Insurance join the Sutherland BDC team to address the topic of insurance coverage trends for business development companies (BDCs), including, ...

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Financial Services
  • Corporate
  • Investment Adviser
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Mutual Funds
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Insurance
  • Business Development Companies

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0472  Phone
www.eversheds-sutherland.com
University Attended:
American University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., Notes Editor, The Environmental Lawyer
Year of First Admission:
2003
Admission:
2003, Maryland; 2004, District of Columbia
Memberships:

Professional Activities
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, District of Columbia Bar

ISLN:
920580590

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