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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 Litigation

Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Presumption that Deal Price is Best Estimate of Fair Value; Private Equity Buyer’s Price Deserves Appropriate Consideration

Litigation, M&A In DFC Global Corp. v Muirfield Value Partners, L.P. et al, the Delaware Supreme Court declined to adopt a presumption that in an arm’s length merger the deal price is the best estimate of fair value for purposes of an appraisal rights action.  The Supreme Court also found the Chancery Court erred by not giving […] Read more →

by   |   August 1, 2017

Independent Directors, Law Firm and Financial Advisor not Liable for Omissions in Private Tender Offer

Litigation, M&A R.L. Polk & Co. Inc., a private company, was allegedly more than 90% controlled by the Polk family. The Company was in the consumer marketing business with holdings such as... Read more →

by   |   July 26, 2017

SEC Commissioner Supports Mandatory Shareholder Arbitration

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Reuters is reporting that SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar urged IPO companies to request relief from the SEC to include mandatory arbitration provisions for shareholder disputes.... Read more →

by   |   July 18, 2017

CPA Can’t be a Whistleblower for Non-Public Entities

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Reyher v. Grant Thornton, LLP analyzed whether an employee of a CPA firm is protected by the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act for lodging complaints with an... Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2017