The Importance of Being Registered: Client Advocate or Accidental Lobbyist (MJBiz 2018)

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Effective government relations and carefully holding lawmakers accountable are critical to the progressive evolution of the cannabis industry. The success of the legal market, as well as many high achieving cannabis enterprises, can be directly attributed to sustained political engagement and public advocacy. 

This panel will provide informational resources and a forum for the exchange of ideas regarding substantive areas of policy, political law, the legislative process, and the regulation of the profession for federal, state and local stakeholders. There is a fine line between lobbying, legal and government affairs activities, and special attention will be given to avoiding the unauthorized practice of law and accidental lobbying. 

Panelists:

  • Lara DeCaro (Partner, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Metzger & Melnick, LLP, NCBA Founding Board Member)

  • Sabrina Fendrick (Director of Government Affairs, Berkeley Patients Group)

  • Elizabeth Westbrook (Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC)

  • Scot Rutledge (Partner, Parallax Strategies, and Argentum Partners)

  • John M. Jennings (Harter Secrest & Emery LLP)

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Effective government relations and carefully holding lawmakers accountable are critical to the progressive evolution of the cannabis industry. The success of the legal market, as well as many high achieving cannabis enterprises, can be directly attributed to sustained political engagement and public advocacy. 

This panel will provide informational resources and a forum for the exchange of ideas regarding substantive areas of policy, political law, the legislative process, and the regulation of the profession for federal, state and local stakeholders. There is a fine line between lobbying, legal and government affairs activities, and special attention will be given to avoiding the unauthorized practice of law and accidental lobbying. 

Panelists:

  • Lara DeCaro (Partner, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Metzger & Melnick, LLP, NCBA Founding Board Member)

  • Sabrina Fendrick (Director of Government Affairs, Berkeley Patients Group)

  • Elizabeth Westbrook (Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC)

  • Scot Rutledge (Partner, Parallax Strategies, and Argentum Partners)

  • John M. Jennings (Harter Secrest & Emery LLP)

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Corporate Growth: How to Take Money to Make Money (MJBiz 2018)

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Our Corporate Growth panel will address the myriad ways that your clients can raise money, from simple debt or equity financings, to slightly more complex convertible notes and Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFEs). This program will enhance your understanding of businessstrategies commonly used to help companies raise money to fund growth opportunities without inhibiting growth potential, and will allow you to help your clients navigate the complex decision that focus on raising capital. The panel will also address common pitfalls in state and federal securities laws, and help apprise you of issues that may require you to associate with a specialist to navigate. 

Panelists:

  • Andi B. Goldman (Principal, ABG Advisory/Equitas Partners Fund)

  • Valerio Romano (Partner, Vicente Sederberg)

  • Afzal Hasan (EVP, Corporate Development and General Counsel, CannaRoyalty)

  • Jeffery Merk (Air & Berlis)

  • Kathryn McCall (Sideman Bancroft)

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The Other Feds: Worried about the DEA or the DOJ2 What about the FDA, FTC, and Health Canada? (CLI 2017)

Featuring. Amanda Conley, Emily Leongini, and Garrett Graff
Cannabis may still be listed on Schedule of the Controlled Substances Act, but that doesn't mean the federal government is ignoring the industry - or that cannabis businesses should ignore federal regulations. And in Canada, one federal agency watching over the whole thing. As the cannabis industry Continues to grOW by leaps and bounds, a variety of federal agencies are paying close attention, including the Federal Trade Commission, Food & Drug Administration, and Health Canada.

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Deals, Mergers, and Acquisitions (CLI 2017)

Featuring: Nicole Neubert, Andrea Goldman, and Ranjeev Dhillon
The cannabis industry is catching the eye of investors, and financing and growth opportunities abound. This panel will discuss the most relevant issues within this area and the best practices applied by leading practitioners in this field. The panel will provide an overview of financing opportunities and methods, timing for investments and other financing vehicles, and positioning your clients for responsible growth.

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Northbound and Southbound: Cross-Border Transactions in the Cannabis industry (CLI 2017)

Featuring Len Glickman, Josh Kappel, Afzal Hazan, Alan Gertner, Carl Meron, Maxim Zavet
Doing business in the cannabis industry in Canada or the United States is complicated. Add doing business across borders, and the number of issues to be navigated expand exponentially. Issues addressed include: foreign investment, financing your business on a Canadian Stock Exchange, the federal illegality of Cannabis, importing and exporting products, and Cross-border licensing.
 

Ethics Representing Cannabis Clients (CLI 2017)

Featuring: Omar Figueroa
Representing clients in the cannabis industry presents a unique set of challenges. Attorneys in this field can draw the attention of law enforcement, and therefore must be careful not only of violating ethics rules, but also of running afoul of the law. Veteran industry attorney Omar Figueroa will give you tips to help navigate the ethical and legal minefield of giving legal advice to marijuana industry clients. Program highlights include: Continuing tension between state and federal laws; giving legal advice vs. acting as a business consultant; limitations on involvement; and applying the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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Consumer Protection and Product Liability in the Cannabis industry (CLI 2017)

Featuring: Jeff Wilson, Ambere St. Denis, Shawn Hauser, and Wanda James
The Consumer Protection and Products Liability panel will address how to advise clients about the multitude of issues related to Consumer protection and products liability. Legal Considerations, regulatory compliance practices, and available insurance protections will be discussed. The emphasis will be focused on helping attorneys advise their clients on best practices and strategies for avoiding or mitigating potential products liability claims and how to defend against such claims if they arise.

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Business Litigation (CLI 2017)

Featuring: Katy Young, Dean Richardson, Joe Rogoway
Civil litigation is on the rise throughout the cannabis industry. Seasoned civil litigators in California and Colorado will discuss how litigation in the cannabis industry is a bit different, highlight differences between the more established industry in Colorado versus California, discuss some of the most common types of civil litigation in these states, and offer practical advice for your practice and your cannabis clients Contemplating litigation.

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Purchase Emerging issues in Cannabis Law Featuring: Henry Wykowski, Senator Tick Segerblom, and Lara DeCaro (CLI 2017)

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Building an Empire on a State-by-State Basis (CLI 2017)

Featuring. Lara Pearson, Lara DeCaro, Amanda Ostrowitz, Chelsea Hahn
Each state's cannabis laws are ever-evolving, making it challenging for Counsel to keep up. So, what happens when your client wants to build a nationwide cannabis brand? This session discusses best practices, challenges and opportunities facing Scaling Cannabis businesses.

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