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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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The “Family Office” Exemption

Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities Another important new exemption is the Act’s amendment of the definition of “investment adviser” in the Advisers Act to exclude “family offices.”  The Act also directs the SEC to develop, through rules, regulations, or orders, a definition of “family office” that is consistent with the SEC’s previous exemptive orders and other SEC guidance for family […] Read more →

by   |   September 15, 2010

CFTC Speaks on Grandfather Petitions

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance, Uncategorized Late today, the CFTC made its first public announcements regarding how it would handle petitions for the grandfather relief made available by section 723(c) of the Dodd-Frank Act.... Read more →

by   |   September 10, 2010

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SEC to Propose Rules on Disclosures Related to Short-Term Borrowings

Banking, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has announced that on September 17, 2010 it will hold an open meeting to consider whether to propose rules that would require a public company to provide certain... Read more →

by   |   September 10, 2010

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Shareholder Proxy Access Under New Rule 14a-11

Public Companies and Securities The proxy process represents the principal means by which shareholders become informed of and participate in the business to be undertaken at a public company’s annual... Read more →

by   |   September 10, 2010