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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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Typical SEC Comments on Merger Proxy Statements

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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

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Fix Crowdfunding Act and Venture Capital Bill Pass House

Crowdfunding The Fix Crowdfunding Act (H.R. 4855) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 394 to 4. It doesn’t look much like the original bill we reported on here. As passed by... Read more →

by   |   July 5, 2016

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SEC Approves Nasdaq Golden Leash Disclosure Rule

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has approved Nasdaq’s proposed Rule 5250(b)(3) regarding disclosure of so called golden leash arrangements. The Rule requires each listed company to publicly... Read more →

by   |   July 1, 2016

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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