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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 »

A Review of Issuers Who Have Sought Golden Parachute Approvals at Annual Meetings

Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities We have been asked by general counsels of many public companies, and readers of our blog, if anyone was using the optional advisory approval of golden parachute arrangements permitted by the Dodd-Frank Act in connection with an annual meeting.  If done right, approval of golden parachute arrangements at an annual meeting obviates the need to […] Read more →

by   |   May 7, 2011

Another Dodd-Frank Committee and Regulatory Delay

Banking The Chairman of the FDIC has established the FDIC Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee, or the SR Advisory Committee. The SR Advisory Committee will provide advice and... Read more →

by   |   May 5, 2011

Golden Parachute Votes Begin to Appear in Merger Documents

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities Kirby Corp has filed this S-4 in connection with an acquisition of K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P.  The joint proxy statement/prospectus includes a Dodd-Frank advisory... Read more →

by   |   May 4, 2011

Ordinary Consumer and Commercial Transactions Are Not Swaps Under Dodd-Frank

Consumer Protection, Derivatives As permitted by the Dodd-Frank Act,  the SEC and CFTC, in consultation with the Federal Reserve Board, have proposed to further define the term “swap.”  Commenters on an... Read more →

by   |   April 29, 2011