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The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

SEC Imposes $6 Million in Penalties for Straw Purchaser Arrangement


Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Investment Advisers On March 26, 2015, the SEC settled charges against 22 parties relating to arrangements by which companies not registered as broker-dealers purchased securities on behalf of Global Fixed Income, LLC (GFI) and received transaction-based compensation. The settlement generally requires each of the participants to pay disgorgements of profits and civil monetary penalties. According to the […] Read more →

by   |   March 31, 2015


Is Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act Dead?

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection In a recent article titled JOBS Act State of the Union (well worth a read in full), Samuel Guzik makes the case that the SEC has given up on creating rules to implement Title III... Read more →

by   |   March 13, 2015

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What is a Security? Even the SEC Can’t Always Tell

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Investment Advisers On February 27, 2015, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) determined that, contrary to claims by the SEC, interests in an LLC that invested in conservation easements as a tax... Read more →

by   |   March 5, 2015


Forms and Tools for the Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

Uncategorized The effective date of the Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, August 1, 2015, is rapidly approaching.  The following materials are available to implement the... Read more →

by and   |   February 2, 2015