Butzel has an extensive Mutual Fund Practice covering a broad spectrum that includes various types of equity funds (including exchange-trades and master-feeder funds), municipal bond funds, money market funds and other types of fixed-income funds. In addition to mutual funds, we have also represented closed-end funds. Our services include: Organization and registration of mutual funds, including preparation of registration statements Representation of independent directors Preparation of prospectuses and proxy statements Negotiation and drafting of service provider contracts Assistance with ongoing regulatory and compliance issues Representation in judicial and regulatory proceedings Assistance and advice regarding fund operation plans and procedures, such as Rule 12b-1 Plans Independent AML audits Fund mergers Litigation assistance


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  • Filed amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 13 state-specific mutual-bond funds, addressing the issue of whether income-tax exemption for interest income from in-state municipal bonds violates the Constitution's Commerce Clause
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