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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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A Review of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

Blockchain Technology, Public Companies and Securities Given the SEC’s investigative report on initial coin offerings, I thought it would be interesting to review a small sample to see what else is really out there. I turned to coinmarketcap.com for information. In many cases the offering of coins has been completed. We have also published a summary titled “When is an Initial Coin […] Read more →

by   |   July 31, 2017

Stacks of Coins

When is an Initial Coin Offering a Security?

Public Companies and Securities As discussed in a post from last week, the SEC determined that Initial Coin Offerings can be securities. The finding stems from the SEC’s investigation into The DAO’s... Read more →

by   |   July 31, 2017

Independent Directors, Law Firm and Financial Advisor not Liable for Omissions in Private Tender Offer

Litigation, M&A R.L. Polk & Co. Inc., a private company, was allegedly more than 90% controlled by the Polk family. The Company was in the consumer marketing business with holdings such as... Read more →

by   |   July 26, 2017

SEC Finds Initial Coin Offerings Can be Securities

Blockchain Technology, Crowdfunding, Public Companies and Securities The SEC issued an investigative report cautioning market participants that offers and sales of digital assets by “virtual” organizations are subject to the... Read more →

by   |   July 25, 2017