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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 Public Companies and Securities

Minnesota and Accredited Investors

Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities Section 413 of the Dodd-Frank Act directs the SEC to adjust the net worth standard in the definition of accredited investor used in Regulation D.  Regulation D is often used, including by small businesses, to raise capital.  It provides an exemption from having to comply with the registration requirements of the Securities Act, which can […] Read more →

by   |   August 12, 2010

More on the SEC’s Prior Proxy Access Proposal

Public Companies and Securities Jill covered some of the basic points of the SEC’s prior proposal on proxy access here.  My recollection is  the proposal received a record number of comments from the... Read more →

by   |   August 11, 2010

Review of SEC’s Prior Proxy Access Proposal

Public Companies and Securities Section 971 of the Dodd-Frank Act provides that the SEC may prescribe rules that permit shareholders to include nominees for election as directors in proxy statements and... Read more →

by   |   August 10, 2010

Say on Pay and Broker Non-Votes

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities The Dodd-Frank Act expands the areas in which brokers are prohibited from voting unless they have received specific client instructions.  Section 957 of the Act amends the... Read more →

by   |   August 10, 2010