Attendees will leave with an understanding of the best practices employed by lawyers and consultants in guiding businesses through these complicated applications, in particular how to assist one client in securing licenses in multiple states with varying qualification standards.
Join us for an update - from the comments that INCBA has submitted to the CDFA on behalf of the industry, to the most important aspects of the regulations, and what is necessary to make appellations of origin a functional tool for consumer education and choice in the cannabis industry.
Learn how to advise your clients to avoid additional scrutiny on the front end, how to prepare for an audit, and how to position your client for success post-audit. The panel will also take a look at novel state-level tax issues, such as a potency tax, and how that changes the bottom line for our clients.
Collections are never easy. Even the best clients won't stop by your office just to drop off payment for a job well done. But our ethics rules don't allow us to outsource collections to third parties the way that we may advise our clients to do so, and many courts are currently closed.
So, when we are all running up against economic hardship, how do we ensure that we are able to keep our own doors open and collect for work already completed.
This panel will discuss, among other things: (i) the goals of implementing solid corporate governance infrastructure including transparency, equity among shareholders, and maintaining the integrity and legitimacy of a cannabis company in particular; (ii) the importance of advising clients about best practices for effectively maintaining and enforcing corporate governance systems by, including, but not limited to, adhering to the often-overlooked federal guidelines from the United States Sentencing Commission; and (iii) the importance of implementing corporate governance controls and policies during a company’s infancy; and (iv) lessons learned from high-profile cannabis companies whose poor corporate governance practices had a damaging impact, including companies like Namaste Technologies.
Many jurisdictions require applicants to engage in a competitive licensing process – and, as we all know, in a competitive process, there are winners and losers. Sometimes the winners don’t deserve to win, and sometimes the losers don’t deserve to lose. Take a look at how you can fight back when things don’t go your client’s way – from challenging the process to suing your jurisdiction, and everything in between.
Learn what is expected of you from the California Agencies, and use that as a template for your reopening no matter the jurisdictions. From providing PPE to social distancing, and spanning the obligations to your employees, customers, and the public at large, come to learn how to avoid liability and reopen safely and in accordance with the law.