Know the Salient Points of Marijuana Laws and Effectively Advise Your Clients
The legalization of marijuana has created business opportunities, but it has also created many questions and uncertainties for professionals advising businesses due to the position of the federal government. What are possible federal responses to legalized cannabis? What types of businesses does state law allow, and how does a potential business owner obtain a permit? When are you potentially violating federal law by merely assisting a client? Learn the answers to these questions and more - register today!
Understand how the federal government can use forfeiture laws to close marijuana-related businesses.
Evaluate the current banking landscape and determine whether a cannabusiness can obtain financing.
Ensure marijuana business clients have business policies and procedures in place that help them avoid legal scrutiny.
Confidently advise clients on all aspects of the marijuana business licensing process.
Gain practical legal tips on cannabis product packaging, labeling, and testing.
Recognize the state and federal tax implications for cannabis-related businesses.
Analyze the ethical implications of advising cannabis business clients.
Federal Responses to New Jersey Marijuana Law
Banking and Financing for the Marijuana Industry
Marijuana Businesses Law in New Jersey
Obtaining a New Jersey Cannabis Business License
Legal Best Practices for Marijuana Product Packaging, and Testing
Bruce T Andersen is the President of BTA Corporation, a boutique firm located in Los Angeles, California, providing tax, accounting, and consulting services to small businesses. Mr. Andersen is a Certified Public Accountant. He has taught management science and information systems at California State University in Bakersfield. For the last 14 years, he has been a member of the faculty at the University of Phoenix School of Business. Mr. Andersen is a member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University, M.S.B.A degree from Boston University, his M.B.A. degree from California State University in Bakersfield and his M.S. (taxation) from Golden Gate University. After watching the cannabis industry for several years, the firm set up a division specifically for the cannabis industry in 2018, branded as CannabisCPA.tax, providing tax, audit, accounting and systems support to the cannabis industry.
Josh Bauchner is a partner with Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., where he is co-chair of the litigation department, head of the Cannabis Law Practice Group, and a member of the Community Association Law and Bankruptcy practice groups. His areas of concentration include complex commercial, class action, bankruptcy-related, and securities litigation, including: enforcing commercial lease agreements, guaranties, purchase and sale contracts, and commission agreements; litigating partnership disputes; defending against class-actions arising from alleged violations of consumer protection and related statutes; litigating claims arising from bad faith denial of insurance coverage; and defending against commercial foreclosure actions. Mr. Bauchner earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Wheaton College and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School.
Michael T Stewart is a founding member of the law firm of Peri & Stewart, LLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law and real estate, including ownership dispute resolution, as well as marijuana law and renewable energy transactions. Mr. Stewart has had significant experience in international business transactions including U.S. export control regulations, foreign corrupt practices act, and trade issues. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. Court of International Trade. He is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations. Mr. Stewart earned his A.B. degree from the University of Chicago, and his J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Adriana Van Alstine is the founder of AAVA Consulting and Legal Services, providing legal and consulting services to the cannabis industry. In New Jersey, Ms. Van Alstine earned one of the first recreational conditional cultivation licenses, prepared competitive local cannabis retail license applications, and successfully worked with municipalities to approve meaningful local ordinances. She is a California Super Lawyer, Rising Star and has been recognized across the United States for her expertise in accomplishing business goals within complex regulatory frameworks. She has successfully worked with cannabis businesses to achieve hundreds of licenses in local, competitive, and state license processes. Ms. Van Alstine has successfully guided clients through multi-state expansion processes, and helped clients navigate cannabis regulatory hurdles in commercial, real estate, and acquisition agreements. In addition to working with cannabis businesses, she works with platforms and financial service providers to navigate cannabis regulatory hurdles. She is regularly invited to speaking engagements nationwide to share her unique knowledge of cannabis regulatory issues. She earned her J.D degree from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
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