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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

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 $114,000, to be split amongst 19,307,715 shares, or roughly six-tenths of a penny per share. Under Section 262(e) of the DGCL, there need be only one appraisal petition—filed by the surviving […] 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

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