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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 »

Dodd-Frank Broker-Dealer

SEC Grants Broker-Dealers Relief under New Lease Accounting Standard

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Broker-Dealer To perhaps oversimplify things greatly, the new GAAP for lease accounting will require operating leases to be recorded on the balance sheet much like the current treatment for capital leases. This shift in GAAP could wreak havoc with the statutory net capital requirements for broker dealers.  Fortunately, in a no-action letter, the SEC has provided […] Read more →

by   |   November 11, 2016

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SEC Exams Looking for Whistleblower Violations

Broker-Dealer, Employment, Executive Compensation, Investment Advisers, Litigation SEC staff in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations are examining compliance with key whistleblower provisions arising out of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and... Read more →

by   |   October 24, 2016

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Bipartisan Members of Congress and NASAA Declare Support for SEC’s Proposed Modernization of Rules to Facilitate Intrastate Crowdfunding Offerings

Broker-Dealer, Crowdfunding On October 7, 2016, a bipartisan contingent of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the president of the North American Securities Administrator Association (NASAA)... Read more →

by   |   October 19, 2016

CFPB’s Structure Ruled Unconstitutional but it Avoids Being Dismantled

Banking, Broker-Dealer, CFPB, Consumer Protection, Litigation On October 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its highly anticipated opinion in PHH Corp., et al. v. CFPB, holding that the Consumer... Read more →

by   |   October 11, 2016