Education

Washington University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2016

College of William and Mary, B.A., History, 2012

Admitted

Illinois

Myles O’Kelly is an associate in Chapman’s Corporate and Securities Department. He joined the firm in 2016.

Myles’ practice consists of a variety of corporate and securities transactions. He represents investment companies including open-end funds, closed-end funds and unit investment trusts. His experience also includes advising clients on strategic corporate matters including merger and acquisition transactions, the organization and restructuring of business entities and corporate governance.

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of open-end funds and unit investment trusts in matters regarding their organization, applications for exemptions from provisions of applicable federal securities laws, federal registration, preparation of offering materials, regulatory analysis and compliance obligations.
  • Representation of a closed-end fund with a principal investment strategy of investing in marketplace lending instruments.
  • Representation of closed-end funds in connection with self-tender offers.
  • Representation of a regional bank in connection with its acquisition of a registered investment advisor.
  • Representation of a regional bank in connection with its merger transaction.

Presentations

  • Presenter, “Exemptive Applications Filed for Fixed Income Index Tracking ETFs,“ Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, October 12, 2017
  • Presenter, “SEC Amendments to Form N-1A Requiring Disclosure of Securities Lending Activities,“ Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, July 27, 2017
  • Presenter, “SEC Issues No-Action Relief on Use of an Affiliated Broker for Foreign Exchange Transactions,“ Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, April 27, 2017
  • Presenter, “2017 SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ and FINRA’s Regulatory and Examination Priorities,“ Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, January 24, 2017