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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 »

Whistleblowers Fight Over SEC Award

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Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized It was predictable someone would submit a phony whistleblower claim, and I suppose it was predictable there would be a fight over an actual award, like co-workers diving for a share of proceeds from an office pool lottery ticket. In a case filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, […] Read more →

by   |   September 4, 2014

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FASB Revises Going Concern Evaluations and Disclosure

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized Generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, presumes continuation of a reporting entity as a going concern as the basis for preparing financial statements unless and until... Read more →

by   |   August 28, 2014

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SEC to Commence Examinations of Municipal Advisors

Municipal Advisors, Uncategorized The SEC announced that its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, or OCIE, is launching an examination initiative directed at newly regulated municipal advisors. It... Read more →

by   |   August 20, 2014

Loan Officers Say ATR/QM Rules Make Mortgage Approvals More Difficult

Banking, Consumer Protection, Uncategorized Around 34% of all loan officers responding to a Fed survey indicated the CFPB’s Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Standards under the Truth in Lending Act (the ATR/QM... Read more →

by   |   August 6, 2014