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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

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 the merger agreement prohibited the buyer from “tak[ing] any action to divert or defer [revenue] with the intent of reducing or limiting the Earn-Out Payment.” When the […] Read more →

by   |   April 26, 2015

Spin-Offs and Successorship Clauses

M&A In 2006, the media conglomerate News Corporation, referred to as Old News Corp, entered into a Settlement Agreement to settle stockholder litigation filed in Delaware in 2005.... Read more →

by   |   April 12, 2015

Fed Eases Small Bank M&A Rules

Banking, M&A The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board has modified its Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement to facilitate the sale of smaller community banks. Under the final... Read more →

by   |   April 11, 2015

SEC Chair White Warns on Fee Shifting Bylaws

Litigation, M&A, Public Companies and Securities In remarks at a conference attended by M&A professionals, SEC Chair White gave her views on fee shifting bylaws.  Currently the SEC staff is focused on making sure the... Read more →

by   |   March 19, 2015