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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

SEC Enforcement Chief Gives Update on Private Equity

Litigation, M&A, Private Equity Andrew Ceresney, Director, SEC Division of Enforcement, gave his views on the SEC private equity enforcement initiative at a conference. Mr. Ceresney set forth the various categories of enforcement cases, which at this point are well known. The categories include cases against: Advisers that receive undisclosed fees and expenses; Advisers that impermissibly shift and misallocate […] Read more →

by   |   May 15, 2016

2016 Business Law Update

Employment, M&A, Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities On April 7, 2016, sixteen attorneys from Stinson Leonard Street’s Minneapolis and Kansas City offices and representatives from Chartwell Financial Advisory presented an... Read more →

by   |   April 15, 2016

The SMARTER Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives Vote, Seeks to Harmonize FTC and DOJ Procedures for Challenging Unconsummated M&A Transactions

M&A On March 23, the U.S. House of Representatives voted favorably on the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act (the “SMARTER Act”), H.R. 2745. The... Read more →

by   |   March 25, 2016

Brokaw Act to Increase Transparency of Activist Hedge Funds

Investment Advisers, M&A, Public Companies and Securities U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation to increase transparency and strengthen oversight of activist hedge funds. According to the... Read more →

by   |   March 21, 2016