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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 M&A

Option Holders Cannot be Burdened With Escrow in Merger Transaction

M&A In Fox v. CDX Holdings, Inc., the Delaware Court of Chancery held that option holders could not be burdened by an escrow imposed on equity holders in a merger transaction when the terms of the option plan did not permit the escrow to be imposed. The option conversion provision of the merger agreement purported to […] Read more →

by   |   July 28, 2015

Court Permits Settlement of Appraisal Demands on Terms Not Available to All Dissenters

Litigation, M&A Tiny deals can bring large complications.  Mannix v. PlasmaNet, Inc. involved appraisal rights in a merger where the merger consideration, after adjustments, amounted to... Read more →

by   |   July 21, 2015

SEC Charges KKR With Misallocating Broken Deal Expenses

Investment Advisers, Litigation, M&A, Private Equity Everyone knew the SEC would pursue a marquee-name private equity sponsor for misallocating expenses.  It finally happened, with KKR settling charges for misallocating “broken... Read more →

by   |   June 29, 2015

Obligations Under Earn-Outs Are Limited to What the Words Say

Litigation, M&A, Private Equity, Uncategorized The stockholders of Cyveillance, Inc., sold their company for $40 million up-front and a $40 million earn-out if the company’s revenues reached a certain level. Section 5.4 of... Read more →

by   |   April 26, 2015