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Trayne S. Wheeler

Fax +1.617.261.3175
Mr. Wheeler is a partner in K&L Gates’ Boston office in the investment management group. His practice focuses on advising mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other financial service providers. Mr. Wheeler advises mutual fund complexes on various regulatory and compliance matters including SEC-registration, mergers and reorganizations, and negotiations with fund service-providers. Mr. Wheeler also has extensive experience in launching new mutual funds and hedge funds and has drafted numerous offering documents and registration statements for open- and closed-end investment companies. Mr. Wheeler has extensive experience in asset management compliance. Mr. Wheeler has worked on internal policies, procedures, compliance checklists, CCO policies and procedures, advisory contracts and corresponding disclosures in SEC forms for investment companies and investment advisers. He has assisted in the drafting of opinions as well as assisted clients in discussions with the SEC staff. He has acted as Fund counsel and independent director counsel for various mutual fund complexes. Mr. Wheeler has also acted as special counsel organizing the preparation and public offering of numerous closed-end funds.

Professional Background

During law school, Mr. Wheeler worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the Boston regional office. There he wrote legal memoranda detailing charges of bank fraud for pending litigation and enforcement hearings and had extensive exposure to dual state and federal banking system regulatory issues.


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