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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 Private Equity

Exercising Drag-Along Rights After Merger Did Not Waive Appraisal Rights

M&A

M&A, Private Equity In Halpin et al v. Riverstone National, Inc., the Delaware Court of Chancery found that invoking drag-along rights against minority stockholders  after a merger did not waive appraisal rights under the facts of the case before the court. Here, the drag-along right did not include a specific waiver of appraisal rights.  It only provided that […] Read more →

by   |   February 28, 2015

SEC Identifies Enforcement Priorities for Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds

Investment Advisers, Private Equity Julie M. Riewe, Co-Chief, Asset Management Unit, SEC Division of Enforcement identified enforcement priorities for hedge funds and private equity funds. For private funds —... Read more →

by   |   February 27, 2015

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Model Rule Exempting M&A Brokers Proposed by NASAA

Broker-Dealer, Private Equity The Broker-Dealer section of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has proposed a model uniform state rule (the “Model Rule”) that would exempt... Read more →

by   |   January 18, 2015

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Private Placement Due Diligence and Contingency Offerings Among FINRA’s 2015 Priorities

Broker-Dealer, Private Equity On January 6, 2015, FINRA released its 10th annual Regulatory and Examinations Priorities Letter in which it identified key areas of focus for FINRA investigations for 2015. Since... Read more →

by   |   January 11, 2015