Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2013

University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, 2011

Admitted

Illinois

Rick Coyle is an associate in Chapman and Cutler’s Corporate and Securities Department and a member of the Investment Company Group. Rick’s practice focuses on representing exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds and mutual funds, and their advisers, on a wide range of legal, regulatory and transactional matters, including fund formation, on-going compliance and corporate governance. He also represents other types of investment companies, including unit investment trusts. Additionally, he has experience advising private and public companies on strategic corporate matters and initiatives, including merger and acquistion transactions, the organization and restructuring of all types of business entities, regulatory matters and corporate governance.

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of a closed-end fund with a principal investment strategy of investing in marketplace lending instruments
  • Representation of exchange-traded funds investing in alternative asset classes, including many that invest through controlled foreign corporations

Presentations

  • Presenter, "Business Continuity and Transition Plans: New Rule Proposals for Investment Advisers and Guidance for Investment Companies," Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, July 26, 2016.
  • Presenter, "SEC Launches Sweep of High Yield Bond Funds," Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, January 21, 2016.
  • Presenter, “SEC May Increase Flexibility For Newer Entrants into ETF Market,” Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, April 21, 2015.
  • Presenter, “SEC Issues Notice of Intent to Approve First Non-Transparent Actively Managed ETF,” Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, January 20, 2015.
  • Presenter, “SEC Adopts Money Market Fund Reforms,” Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, October 30, 2014.