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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

U.S. House of Representatives Acts to Create New Category of Exempt Transaction Under the Securities Act of 1933

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Public Companies and Securities On November 9, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act.  The vote was largely along party lines, with Rep. Walter Jones from North Carolina’s third district casting the lone Republican dissenting vote.  The Act, as we previously reported here, resurrected a failed bill introduced by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) […] Read more →

by   |   November 10, 2017

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SEC Staff Releases Pro-Issuer Guidance on Shareholder Proposals

Public Companies and Securities The staff’s release of Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (“SLB 14I”) ahead of the upcoming proxy season appears to reflect several issuer-friendly modifications to the staff’s... Read more →

by , and   |   November 2, 2017

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SEC Warns Celebrities on Endorsing Initial Coin Offerings

Public Companies and Securities The SEC issued a warning to celebrities and others that endorse initial coin offerings and other investments. The SEC noted: Any celebrity or other individual who promotes a... Read more →

by   |   November 1, 2017

Another Early Adopter Receives SEC Revenue Recognition Comments

Public Companies and Securities Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (f/k/a CBOE Holdings, Inc.) recently received comments on its Form 10-Q related to FASB’s new revenue recognition standard. The SEC comments were:... Read more →

by   |   October 27, 2017