Chris Cahlamer is the team leader of the firm’s Investment Management Practice Group, where he practices in investment management and securities law, focusing on investment companies, investment advisers, regulatory examinations, new product development, SEC compliance and reporting obligations, CCO support, private fund formation and operation, investment company reorganizations, investment advisor mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and board fiduciary issues.
Chris earned his law degree, summa cum laude, at Marquette University Law School. While there, he received the Corporate Practice Institute Award and served as senior articles editor on the Marquette Law Review. He completed his undergraduate education at St. Norbert College, graduating as a member of the honors program and earning his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in international economics and political science.
Chris is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association.
Representation of mutual funds and investment advisers in connection with SEC registration, periodic reporting obligations, ongoing compliance and regulatory examinations
Advising mutual fund boards regarding governance and compliance matters
Counseling clients in connection with routine and non-routine SEC examinations
Advising clients regarding entity formation issues, including investment company and investment adviser registration
Formation and representation of a closed-end interval fund
Formation and representation of privately offered hedge funds
Advising clients regarding mergers of investment advisers and reorganizations of investment companies
Advising an investment adviser transitioning to a family office structure
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 2003
American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
American Lung Association in Wisconsin
- Leadership Board Member (Chairman, July 2016 – present; Vice Chairman, July 2015 – June 2016; Secretary, July 2014 – June 2015)
- Fight for Air Climb Committee Member (Fight for Air Climb Co-Chair 2013 – 2015)
Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2016)
Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School, 2003, summa cum laude, Corporate Practice Institute Award
Bachelor's Degree, St. Norbert College, summa cum laude, International Economics - Political Science