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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 Crowdfunding

Newest MNvest Crowdfunding Portal To Rely on Blockchain Technology

Blockchain Technology, Crowdfunding An equity and debt based crowdfunding portal built on Blockchain technology is set to begin offering crowd-sourced financing opportunities to non-accredited investors under Minnesota’s MNvest crowdfunding legislation. Silicon Prairie Online is the second platform available for interstate crowdfunding under MNvest, following the approval of Venture Near’s crowd-funding portal by the Minnesota... Read more →

by   |   December 16, 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

Minnesota’s First Crowdfunding Portal Approved, But The Question Remains: Will Anyone Actually Use It?

Crowdfunding On November 9, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Commerce approved the first crowdfunding portal operator, VentureNear.com, under the crowdfunding legislation known as MNvest. As... Read more →

by   |   November 22, 2016

Revised SEC Rule 504 and Minnesota Offerings

Crowdfunding, Public Companies and Securities The SEC recently revised Rule 504 of Regulation D to increase the amount of securities that can be offered in any 12-month period from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000. Among other... Read more →

by   |   October 30, 2016