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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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 Private Equity Enforcement: Expenses, Distributions, Marketing and Custody

Investment Advisers, Litigation, Private Equity Recent SEC charges against a registered investment adviser to a private fund and one of its co-founders illustrate recurring themes in SEC enforcement actions against private equity advisers.  The enforcement action includes allegations of improper expense charges, distributions to the general partner contrary to the waterfall in the partnership agreements, misleading statements during the marketing... Read more →

by   |   February 25, 2014

SEC Publishes Draft Strategic Plan For Public Comment

Derivatives, Municipal Advisors, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has published for public comment its Draft Strategic Plan that outlines the agency’s strategic goals for fiscal years 2014 to 2018. To comment on the 2014-2018 Draft... Read more →

by   |   February 3, 2014

Examples of Merger Agreement Provisions Addressing Attorney-Client Privilege After Great Hill

Litigation, Private Equity In Great Hill Equity Partners IV v. SIG Growth Equity Fund I, Del. Ch., C.A. No. 7906-CS (Nov. 15, 2013), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that the target’s attorney-client... Read more →

by   |   January 28, 2014

Private Company GAAP Arrives

Private Equity, Uncategorized Two GAAP alternatives for private companies have been released by FASB.  The alternatives were created by the Private Company Council, or PCC. The alternatives are: FASB... Read more →

by   |   January 20, 2014