J. Stephen Feinour Jr.

Stephen Feinour


Steve Feinour focuses his practice on counseling investment companies and investment advisers in connection with various regulatory, compliance and transactional issues. He regularly advises clients on matters such as the formation, registration and ongoing regulation of investment companies, including index-based and actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Steve's legal representation includes:

  • preparing regulatory filings
  • drafting and reviewing registration statements and proxy solicitation materials
  • researching various securities and corporate law issues
  • drafting corporate policies and compliance procedures
  • counseling boards of trustees/directors on governance matters
  • assisting ETFs in obtaining exchange listing approvals 
  • negotiating service provider agreements

Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Steve served as a law clerk for the Hon. Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

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Representative Matters

  • assisted a global investment firm in introducing their first ETFs in the United States
  • assisted a global investment firm in launching its first actively managed ETF, including the Rule 19b-4 exchange listing process
  • assisted an ETF investment adviser in its sale to a global investment firm
  • assisted an investment adviser in launching its first mutual funds, including converting three private funds into the newly created mutual funds 
  • assisted an investment adviser in its acquisition of a fixed income investment management firm, including the acquisition of two registered investment companies that were previously sub-advised by the fixed income investment management firm
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Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., The College of William and Mary School of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

  • Stradley Ronon Hiring Committee
  • Former Chair, Philadelphia Young ’40 Act Lawyers Roundtable


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