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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 the 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 - order today!
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TIFFANY CARRARI is an associate with Margolin & Lawrence where her practice areas include wine, beer, and spirits law, including regulatory compliance, general business, and real property transactions with emphasis in the areas of alcohol licensing/compliance, commercial transactions and industry agreements, labeling and formula approval, production and distribution, online sales and shipping, promotions and trade practices, trademark guidance and brand protection, land use and development, entity formation and governance, business and real estate purchases, sales, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and buyouts. She received her B.A. degree from the University of California and her J.D. degree from The University of Texas School of Law. (Arcadia location)
JOSHUA DRISKELL is a partner with Primuth Driskell Terzian LLP, where he practices in the areas of business, tax and bankruptcy law, and related matters. Prior to forming the firm, Mr. Driskell worked for multi-state law firm Mockensturm Limited advising business, nonprofit agencies, and individuals on tax and business matters. He is a member of the Pasadena Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. Mr. Driskell earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University, his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Findlay and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. (Arcadia location)
PAMELA N. EPSTEIN is the managing partner and CEO of Green Wise Companies (Green Wise Legal, P.C. and Green Wise Consulting, LLC), California’s premiere full-service cannabis firm, providing a range of legal, consulting and application permitting services to every facet of the cannabis industry. Ms. Epstein is known as a fearless advocate for local cannabis businesses across the supply chain. She has been a featured speaker at several cannabis conferences, providing energetic and compelling commentary on topics such as land use, zoning, regulatory compliance and environmental issues. In addition to her role at Green Wise Companies, Ms. Epstein served as the special city attorney for the city of Hollister with regard to their medical cannabis ordinance and regulations, and serves as a member of on the advisory board for Foundation Of Cannabis Unified Standards (“FOCUS”) and Annabis, a cannabis fashion company. She also serves on CCIA’s Legislative Committee. Ms. Epstein earned her B.A. degree from the University of Arizona, her J.D. degree from the University of LaVerne, and her LL.M. degree in international environmental law from Golden Gate University School of Law. She currently serves as an adjunct professor, most recently teaching the first cannabis law course at Arizona Summit Law School. (Oxnard and Arcadia locations)
VERONICA ESCOBEDO is an associate attorney at Primuth Driskell & Terzian LLP. She focuses her practice on taxation and trust administration. Ms. Escobedo earned her J.D. degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and earned her LL.M. in Taxation at Georgetown University Law Center. She is admitted to practice in all California state courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. (Arcadia location)
J. RAZA LAWRENCE is a founding partner of Margolin & Lawrence. He is widely recognized as a leader in cannabis business licensing and law. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, Mr. Lawrence is known for his depth of knowledge and track record of exceptional results for his clients. He is routinely recognized as one of the leading cannabis attorneys in California. Mr. Lawrence has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star five years running, and is often called upon to speak and consult on the complexities of cannabis business licensing and law. He received his A.B degree, summa cum laude, from Washington University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. (Oxnard and Arcadia locations)
ALLISON MARGOLIN is a founding partner of Margolin & Lawrence. Ms. Margolin is recognized nationwide as one of the leading attorneys in cannabis licensing and law. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Columbia University, she combines top credentials and an extensive depth of experience in cannabis business law, with a lifelong passion for cannabis policy reform. Ms. Margolin began her practice defending some of the highest profile criminal cases in California. As policy has changed, she has consistently adapted to provide her clients with a nuanced, forward-looking understanding of the rapidly changing legal landscape. Ms. Margolin is an expert in a range of practice areas, including regulatory law, zoning, permitting, compliance, branding, trademark, civil litigation, and criminal defense. Over the last six years, she has built an unrivaled team of Harvard Law-educated cannabis attorneys at Margolin & Lawrence. (Oxnard and Arcadia locations)
JEREMY J. SALVADOR, CFE, CFC, CIFA, ASBC, is a partner at Miod and Company, LLP, where he has been specializing in forensic accounting for family law and civil litigation since 2009. Mr. Salvador regularly prepares income available for support reports, business valuations, arrearage calculations, tracings, community property balance sheets, and apportionment analyses. He has qualified and testified as an accounting expert witness for the Los Angeles superior courts. Mr. Salvador earned his B.S. degree from California State University, San Bernardino, and professional certificates in advanced computer security, innovation and emerging technologies from Stanford University, and is currently attending Harvard University pursuing his M.A. degree in finance. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, American Board of Forensic Accounting, Institute of Certified Business Consultants, Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. (Oxnard location)