Stinson Leonard Street 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 Employment

Fintech Company Subject to SEC Enforcement Action for Exceeding Rule 701 Option Grant Limit

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Subject to its limits, Rule 701 permits non-reporting companies to grant employees equity without registration under the Securities Act of 1933.  One component of Rule 701 requires certain disclosure materials to be delivered to employees if the aggregate sales price or amount of securities sold during any consecutive 12-month period exceeds $5 million.  Rule 701 […] Read more →

by   |   March 17, 2018

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SEC Invites Regulated Entities to Voluntarily Submit Self-Assessments of Diversity Policies and Practices

Broker-Dealer, Employment, Investment Advisers, Municipal Advisors, Private Equity The SEC Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, or OMWI, invited entities regulated by the SEC to submit a Diversity Assessment Report. Entities regulated by the SEC include... Read more →

by   |   January 25, 2018

Initial Tax Disclosures Regarding 162(m) in Proxy Statements

Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities Many know that the Section 162(m) deduction limit for performance-based compensation has been repealed by the recent tax legislation together with implementation of other changes,... Read more →

by   |   January 5, 2018

New Tax Act Disclosures, Explanations and Examples

Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities Disclosures regarding the new tax act, often referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or TCJA, continue to be prominent in SEC filings. Set forth blow is an explanation of the... Read more →

by   |   January 1, 2018