Cannabis and Corporate Law: Solving New Problems in Entity Formation and Jurisdiction, Investment, Contracting
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will address specific issues of which every corporate attorney should be knowledgeable when representing companies doing business in and with the cannabis industry. When a product, once illegal and scorned, becomes a significant market segment seemingly overnight, counsel cannot rely on instinct and must instead, know each area of concern in an environment of laws that conflict from state to state and then clash with federal law as well.
- Exploration of legality
- Federal vs. state
- State vs. state
- Formation considerations
- Choice of entity
- Choice of jurisdiction
- Operational issues
- Permitted activities
- Soliciting/receiving investments
- Banking and finance
- Tax issues
- Doing business with cannabis companies
The panel will review these and other essential matters:
- What is the scope of legalization and differences between various jurisdictions?
- What considerations are there in forming a cannabis-related business?
- What considerations are there in operating a cannabis-related business?
- What considerations are there in doing business with a cannabis-related business?
William Tolin Gay
Mr. Gay has more than 30 years of experience as a business/corporate lawyer, culminating in his present... | Read More
Mr. Gay has more than 30 years of experience as a business/corporate lawyer, culminating in his present transaction-focused practice, which includes corporate law, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, licensing agreements and technology transfers. He has extensive experience working with domestic and foreign clients in securities, real estate, intellectual property and franchising. Among Mr. Gay's many domestic and international clients are Japanese entities that operate in the United States.Close
Craig S. Mordock
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Mr. Mordock maintains a corporate and securities practice, with special emphasis on private and public securities... | Read More
Mr. Mordock maintains a corporate and securities practice, with special emphasis on private and public securities offerings, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. His corporate finance experience ranges from representing venture capitalists, institutional investors, and start-up companies in early-stage financings to representing issuers and investment banks in public offerings of equity and debt securities. Mr. Mordock advises purchasers and sellers of companies in a variety of industries, including software, communications, semiconductors, life sciences, renewable energy, consumer products, and financial services.Close