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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 »

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U.S. House of Representatives Acts To Codify Registration Exemption for M&A Brokers

Broker-Dealer, M&A On December 7, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017 (H.R. 477).” The bipartisan bill passed the House by a vote of 426-0. The bill seeks to exempt certain brokers who facilitate the merger or acquisition of small businesses, also known as M&A […] Read more →

by   |   December 10, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives Acts to Create New Category of Exempt Transaction Under the Securities Act of 1933

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Public Companies and Securities On November 9, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act.  The vote was largely along party lines, with Rep. Walter Jones from North... Read more →

by   |   November 10, 2017

Treasury’s Recommendations for the Volcker Rule

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Derivatives The U.S. Department of the Treasury previously issued its first in a series of reports to President Donald J. Trump examining the United States’ financial regulatory system. The... Read more →

by   |   July 19, 2017

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New SEC Chair Announces Guiding Principles

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities In remarks before the Economic Club of New York, new SEC Chairman Jay Clayton discussed eight guiding principles: Principle #1: The SEC’s mission is our touchstone. Investors... Read more →

by   |   July 12, 2017