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Firm Profile: Stinson Leonard Street
150 South Fifth Street
Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402, United States
Contact: Steve Quinlivan, Communications and Public Relations Manager
Phone: 612.335.7076
Fax: 612.335.1657
Areas of Practice
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota

SEC Comments Begin for Early Adopters of Revenue Recognition

Some people don’t believe in blazing trails and adopting public reporting standards before you have to. They think you’re sticking your neck out, and will become a Guinea pig for SEC comments or fodder for plaintiff’s lawyers or…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

SEC Charges Platinum Equity for Misallocation of Broken Deal Expenses

The SEC announced a settled action against Beverly Hills-based investment adviser, Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC, for charging three of its private equity fund clients with about $1.8 million more than it should have in broken…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

SEC Issues Guidance on Pay Ratio Rule

Two pieces of guidance emerged from the SEC on September 21, 2017, with respect to the pay ratio rule. First, the Commission issued interpretive guidance on the rule. Second, the Division of Corporation Finance also issued its…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

CFTC Files Its First Anti-Fraud Enforcement Action Involving Bitcoin

The CFTC filed a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Defendants Nicholas Gelfman, of Brooklyn, New York, and Gelfman Blueprint, Inc. (GBI), a New York…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

SEC Chair Clayton’s Statement on Cybersecurity: EDGAR was Hacked

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton today issued an unusual statement highlighting the importance of cybersecurity to the agency and market participants, and detailing the agency’s approach to cybersecurity as an organization and as a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

IG Evaluates SEC’s Disclosure Review and Comment Process

The Office of the Inspector General has issued an evaluation of the Division of Corporation Finance’s disclosure review and comment process. The report begins with a description of the Division’s comment process. Perhaps the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Effect of the New Revenue Recognition Standard on M&A

FASB’s new revenue recognition standard is expected to have wide ranging effects on M&A transactions. The new revenue recognition standard under GAAP (Accounting Standards Update 2014-09; Topic 606) will be applicable to public…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

SEC Identifies Most Frequent Compliance Issues Associated with Advertising by Investment Advisers

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations has provided a list of compliance issues relating to Rule 206(4)-1, which is referred to as the Advertising Rule, under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. In general,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

MSRB Warns Municipalities, Underwriters and Municipal Advisors about Selective Disclosure

Regulation FD prohibits public companies from disclosing material nonpublic information to designated classes of persons such as securities professionals and holders of the issuer’s securities without, in most cases,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

SEC Chief Accountant Speaks to Financial Statement Requirements for Initial Coin Offerings

SEC Chief Accountant Wesley R. Bricker recently gave remarks at the AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions. Mr. Bricker spoke to the adoption of FASB’s new credit loss standard and related implementation…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

New House Bill to Broaden Availability of Regulation A

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved legislation to expand the pool of issuers who may rely on the SEC’s Regulation A rules for smaller exempt offerings. …more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Securities Law

New York City Comptroller Launches Campaign for Corporate Board Diversity, Independence, and Climate Expertise

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and the New York City Pension Funds launched the “Boardroom Accountability Project 2.0.” The campaign seeks to make corporate boards more diverse, independent, and climate-competent…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Duka Beats Fraud Charge in SEC Administrative Court

Barbara Duka was an employee of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. The SEC contended that Duka loosened S&P’s methodology for rating commercial mortgage-backed securities to help the company generate ratings business from…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

NYSE Proposes to Amend Material News Policy Again

In 2015 the NYSE amended its policy with respect to material news releases. One of the amendments was to include advisory text in Section 202.06 of the Listed Companies Manual requesting that listed companies intending to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Preliminary Planning for the 2018 Proxy Season

Rule 14a-21(b) requires a say-on-pay frequency vote every six years. Many issuers included a frequency vote in their 2017 proxy because they were subject to the initial rules when they became effective for shareholders’ meetings…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law
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