Stinson Leonard Street - Dodd-Frank and the Jobs Act

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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 Proposes Regulation Best Interest for Broker-Dealers

The SEC has proposed two rules and an interpretation to address retail investor confusion about the relationships that they have with investment professionals and the harm that may result from that confusion…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

SEC Clarifies Need for GAAP Reconciliations for Forecasts Used in Business Combinations

The SEC previously noted in a Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation that financial measures included in forecasts provided to a financial advisor and used in connection with a business combination transaction are not non-GAAP…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

ISS Updates FAQs on U.S. Proxy Voting Research and Policies

ISS has updated its frequently asked questions on U.S. Proxy Voting Research Procedures & Policies (Excluding Compensation-Related). New and updated questions include..…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

“True Lender” Litigation on the Rise: Recent Litigation and Enforcement Actions Challenge Traditional Bank Partnership Model

Over the last two years the financial industry has seen an uptick in litigation and enforcement actions aimed at banks and their non-bank lending partners. These actions have primarily challenged the validity of the bank…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Advocacy Group Requests SEC to Investigate Irregularities in Pay Ratios

An advocacy group, Public Citizen, has requested the SEC to investigate irregularities and inconsistencies in pay ratios reported by public companies. According to the group’s press release..…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Hensarling Pressures Senate to Negotiate Dodd-Frank Reform

On March 14, 2018, the Senate passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act which has been billed as Dodd-Frank reform. Some refer to it as the “Crapo bill”, which is a reference to its sponsor,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Updates to Minnesota Corporate Laws

The Minnesota legislature is on the verge of approving several changes to the Minnesota Business Corporation Act, Chapter 302A of the Minnesota Statutes (the MBCA), in order to modernize the statute and follow the lead of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Fintech Company Subject to SEC Enforcement Action for Exceeding Rule 701 Option Grant Limit

Subject to its limits, Rule 701 permits non-reporting companies to grant employees equity without registration under the Securities Act of 1933…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Business Judgment or Entire Fairness: The Meaning of Delaware’s Interested Director Statute

Cummings v. Eden et al was a case where the Delaware Court of Chancery examined allegations that members of a board of directors breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the approval an asset acquisition at an unfair…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Torts, Securities Law

Court Considers Interaction between Alleged Controlling Stockholder and Corwin

In Re Rouse Properties, Inc. Fiduciary Litigation considers what the Delaware Court of Chancery describes as a pattern in the post-Corwin, post-MFW world…more
 /  Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure and Controls Checklist

In February 2018 the SEC outlined its views with respect to cybersecurity disclosure requirements under the federal securities laws as they apply to public reporting companies. Set forth below is a checklist of items included in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

SEC Approves NYSE Rule Modifying Requirements for Physical Delivery of Proxy Materials

Just as proxy season gets into full swing, the SEC has helpfully approved a modification to the NYSE’s rules regarding physical delivery of proxy material to the Exchange…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Ford and Alphabet Receive SEC Comments on New Revenue Recognition Standard

Ford and Alphabet have received SEC comments on their initial disclosures under FASB’s new revenue recognition standard. Both required more than one round to clear…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

CEO’s Statements Preclude Reliance on Deal Price in Appraisal Proceeding

The recent decisions by the Delaware Supreme Court regarding appraisal rights decisions in DFC and Dell provide that the appraisal statute requires that the trial judge must consider “all relevant factors,” and that no…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Delaware Supreme Court Finds Failure To Disclose Director Dissent In M&A Transaction Material

The Delaware Supreme Court found the failure to disclose the Chairman of the Board’s dissent to a tender offer in a Schedule 14D-9 to be material in Appel v. Berkman…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law
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