Chapman combines market insight with our extensive legal and regulatory experience to assist investment advisers in connection with their businesses.   

We represent investment advisers involved in a wide range of activities. Some of the services we provide to our investment adviser clients include:

  • Federal and state registration, including drafting of Form ADV;
  • Advising on ongoing operational and compliance issues;
  • Drafting and reviewing compliance policies and procedures;
  • Drafting and negotiating investment advisory, licensing, sub-advisory, service and other agreements;
  • Reviewing advisers’ advertisement, model performance data and Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) compliance;
  • Advising on the sales, acquisitions and mergers of investment advisory businesses and assignment of contracts;
  • Assisting with preparations for regulator examinations, responding to adverse findings and negotiation the terms of resulting actions; and
  • Providing counsel in connection with arbitration proceedings and litigation.

Due to our extensive experience, we are able to navigate through the legal and regulatory issues facing an investment adviser in setting up its business, dealing with ongoing operational and compliance concerns, marketing and a range of investment and product structuring activities. 

We also work with a variety of clients to analyze their organizations’ practices and structures to determine whether they fall within the definition of “investment adviser” under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and whether they are eligible from an exemption from registration.




Investment Advisers Updates

We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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