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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 Simplifies Filing of Broker-Dealer Annual Reports on EDGAR

Broker-Dealer The SEC has previously provided guidance on the filing of annual and supplemental reports required under Rule 17a-5 or Rule 17a-12 by broker-dealers or over-the-counter derivatives dealers on the SEC EDGAR system. However, filers commented that the process was complicated and time-consuming because it required that broker-dealers upload each of the components of the annual […] Read more →

by   |   January 30, 2017

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Legislation Creating Small Business Advocacy within the SEC Heading to the President’s Desk

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Public Companies and Securities On December 10, the SEC Small Business Advocate Act was approved by the Senate, clearing the way for signature by the President. The measure, which creates an advocacy office for... Read more →

by   |   December 12, 2016

House Passes Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Crowdfunding, Investment Advisers, Private Equity On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act (H.R. 6427) (the “Act”) by a vote of 398 to 2. The Act is... Read more →

by   |   December 6, 2016

SEC Grants Broker-Dealers Relief under New Lease Accounting Standard

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... Read more →

by   |   November 11, 2016