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U.S. House of Representatives Pass the Accelerating Access to Capital Act
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2016

Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Accelerating Access to Capital Act aimed at facilitating the formation of capital for U.S


SEC Clarifies Relationship between HSR Investment Intent and 13DG Status
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2016

The SEC has issued a new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation (8-K 103.11) that clarifies the interaction between the investment intent exemption


SEC Proposes Increasing Threshold to Qualify as a Smaller Reporting Company
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2016

The SEC has proposed amendments that would increase the financial thresholds in the "smaller reporting company" definition. The proposal to update


Considering Regulation Crowdfunding’s Advertising Restrictions
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2016

Robb Mandelbaum has a nice piece up at Forbes that digs into the advertising limitations that are imposed by Regulation Crowdfunding. The whole piece


The SEC Amends Form 10-K
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2016

Earlier today, the SEC issued an interim final rule amending Form 10-K pursuant to section 72001 of the FAST Act. That section required the SEC to


NASAA Requests Comments on Proposed Policy Allowing Use of Electronic Offering Documents and Electronic Signatures
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

On May 2, 2016 the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) issued a release requesting public comments on a proposed Statement


Pay Ratio Disclosures Begin to Appear in Proxy Statements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2016

Some companies have begun to disclose pay ratios in their proxy statements in advance of the SEC requirement. We have included a sample below. Of


SEC Issues Guidance on Description of Shareholder Proposals on Proxy Cards
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2016

Rule 14a-4(a)(3) requires that the form of proxy “identify clearly and impartially each separate matter intended to be acted upon.” The SEC has


House Committee on Financial Services Reports Favorably on the HALOS Act
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2016

United States Representative Steve Chabot of Ohio first introduced the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act (the “HALOS Act”) on February 9, 2016


SEC Approves Nasdaq Rule Change to Permit Issuers to Regain Compliance Before Delisting for Failure to Hold Annual Meeting
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2016

The SEC has approved a Nasdaq rule change to permit Nasdaq to exercise discretion to grant an extension to regain compliance before delisting a