Mena Ryley Larmour

Associate

mlarmour@stradley.com

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Mena Larmour

Overview

Mena Larmour focuses her practice on counseling investment companies, independent trustees and investment advisers in connection with regulatory, compliance and transactional issues. She advises clients on a variety of investment management and securities law matters, including:

  • Registered Investment Companies. Mena advises clients on the federal securities laws pertaining to the formation, registration and ongoing compliance of open-end and closed-end mutual funds, including interval funds, multi-manager funds and sub-advised funds. She drafts and reviews critical documents, such as registration statements on Form N-1A, Form N-2 and Form N-14, proxy statements and solicitation materials, information statements, shareholder reports, exchange listing applications and state law filings. Mena also assists in the preparation of N-14 registration statements in connection with open-end and closed-end fund mergers and acquisitions involving both affiliated and non-affiliated funds.
  • Investment Advisers. Mena participates in counseling investment advisers with respect to their obligations under federal and state securities laws. She also assists in the representation of investment management clients undertaking a corporate merger, acquisition
    or reorganization.
  • Independent Directors. Mena assists in advising boards of directors on issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as well as various corporate governance issues.
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Representative Matters

  • assisted in the representation of a large investment management company complex in connection with a significant project involving the redomestication of its closed-end funds to Delaware Statutory trusts, followed by mergers involving the closed-end funds
  • assisted in the representation of several leading global investment firms, including matters related specifically to registration statement review and compliance, the drafting of complex strategy and risk disclosure, and the launch of novel investment products
  • assisted in the representation of the independent trustees of an investment company client with a unique multi-manager structure
  • assisted in the representation of a leading independent global investment management firm in connection with the client’s acquisition of more than 120 funds from a multinational financial services corporation, including certain matters related to the rationalization of the client’s product lineup thereafter
  • assisted in the representation of various investment companies within two large fund complexes in connection with the launch of new alternative strategy funds, including drafting and reviewing registration statements and preparing the corporate documentation necessary to launch the funds.
  • assisted with a complex-wide proxy solicitation project of a large investment company client which involved multiple funds with master-feeder structures
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • B.S., cum laude, Colgate University
Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

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