Vedder Price

Mark Quade

Associate

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Mark Quade

Associate

Mark Quade is an associate in Vedder Price’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Investment Services practice group.

Mr. Quade represents U.S. registered investment companies and their boards of directors as well as investment advisers on a broad range of regulatory, compliance, governance and transactional matters under U.S. securities laws, notably the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, and proxy rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. He counsels clients on open-end fund formation and ongoing operational and regulatory matters, including registration statement and shareholder report disclosures, negotiating service provider agreements, and compliance with federal securities laws, SEC guidance, exemptive orders and no-action letters.

Mr. Quade counsels clients on open-end fund mergers at all stages including structuring, board approval, drafting proxy and registration statements, shareholder meetings, and closing. He additionally represents clients with respect to routine shareholder meetings, requesting no-action relief from the SEC, and resolving SEC staff comments on registration statements, proxy statements and shareholder reports.

Mr. Quade advises clients with respect to governance matters and preparing for board meetings, and he counsels boards of directors and independent trustees regarding approval and renewal of investment advisory contracts, underwriting agreements and distribution plans, and other responsibilities under federal securities laws. He additionally counsels money market funds regarding Rule 2a-7 regulations.

Prior to joining Vedder Price in 2016, Mr. Quade served as a 1940 Act attorney at a mutual fund service provider in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2013. He worked as a legal intern with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority while attending law school, and prior to law school he was a senior fund accountant for an investment advisor in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mark Quade

Associate

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2013
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls, B.S., 2004

Mark Quade

Associate

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2013

Mark Quade

Associate