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Chris Cahlamer

Christopher M. Cahlamer

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Chris Cahlamer

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, investment company reorganizations, investment adviser 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.

Representative Experience

Representation of funds and investment advisers in connection with SEC registration, periodic reporting obligations, ongoing compliance and regulatory examinations

Advising 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 an ETF multi-series trust

Formation and representation of a closed-end interval fund

Advising clients regarding investment adviser mergers and acquistions and reorganizations of investment companies

Advising an investment adviser transitioning to a family office structure

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 2003

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin


American Lung Association

  • Upper Midwest Regional Board Member (2018 – Present)
  • Wisconsin Leadership Board Member (2012 – Present; Chairman, July 2016 – July 2019; Vice Chairman, July 2015 – June 2016; Secretary, July 2014 – June 2015)
  • Fight for Air Climb Committee Member (2012 – Present; Fight for Air Climb Co-Chair 2013 – 2015)


Recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2016 - 2018)

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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

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