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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 »

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Typical SEC Comments on Merger Proxy Statements

M&A A review of recent SEC comments on merger proxy statements indicates many of these comments were typical, and some are variations on a theme: Rule 14a-6(a) requires that the form of proxy be on file for ten calendar days, yet no form of proxy appears to have been transmitted. Please amend the filing to include […] Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2016

Successful Two-Step Tender Offer has the Same Revlon Cleansing Effect as a Stockholder Vote

M&A The plaintiffs in In Re Volcano Corp. Stockholder Litigation were former public stockholders of a company that was acquired for $18 per share in an all-cash merger. Just five... Read more →

by   |   July 1, 2016

Tesla, SolarCity and Social Media

M&A, Public Companies and Securities Tesla, in an offer to acquire SolarCity, appears to be the first to announce a major proposed acquisition by a blog post. Since an 8-K was also filed, it can’t be sole proof... Read more →

by   |   June 21, 2016

Pending Legislation Would Streamline Regulation of Private Equity

M&A, Private Equity On June 16, 2016, the House Financial Services Committee approved the Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016 (H.R. 5424) as part of a package of several economic growth... Read more →

by   |   June 17, 2016