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Recent legislation and initiatives are paving the way for many new business opportunities in the cannabis industry. It has also created many questions and uncertainties for attorneys advising these new 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 is an attorney potentially violating federal law by merely assisting a client? Learn the answers to these questions and more - order today!
including - Ethics: 1.00
This program may qualify for up to 5.75 hours of Washington continuing legal education (Self Study) A/V credit, which includes 4.75 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 1.0 hour of ethics.
ERIK HALVERSON is a managing attorney with Halverson Law, where his practice areas include contract drafting, small/mid-sized business counsel, and general litigation, including personal injury pre-litigation and trial work. He has a niche focus in the cannabis industry, representing several of the ten largest recreation retailers in Washington State. Mr. Halverson helped to draft proposed legislation to pave the way for forming 501(c)(3) non-profit "Cannabis Against Cancer" benefiting cancer victims. He is an active leader in groundbreaking cannabis related projects, speaking engagements, and industry shaping. Mr. Halverson is a member of the Washington Association for Justice and the Washington State Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law. (Tacoma and Seattle locations)
JAMES G. HUNT is an attorney with Harris Bricken. Mr. Hunt has more than 25 years of experience in advising individuals, non-profit organizations, closely-held businesses and Fortune 100 companies on multi-state tax issues, as well as, federal and state tax controversies. He recently served two terms as the chair of the State and Local Tax Committee of the Washington State Bar Association. Prior roles have included: managing federal and state audits and litigation as director of Tax Controversy for Washington Mutual/Chase; managing complex state tax audits for Amazon.com and GE Capital; and, holding leadership positions in Big 4 and mid-market accounting firms. Mr. Hunt holds a J.D. degree from the University of Iowa and a B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University. He holds a CPA certificate from the State of Illinois. Mr. Hunt is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Washington. (Seattle location)
CHRISTOPHER LYNCH is an attorney with NWMJ Law PLLC, where his practice areas are primarily focused on contracts, regulatory compliance, license application, land use, and corporate transactions. Previously, Mr. Lynch was devoted to researching packaging, labeling, and advertising practices in the cannabis industry, and presented his research to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. He also worked with the Regulatory Enforcement and Economic Justice Section of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, where he helped contribute to robust and comprehensive administration of cannabis issues within the city of Seattle. Mr. Lynch earned both his B.A. degree, magna cum laude and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Seattle University. (Tacoma and Seattle locations)
WILLIAM PATTERSON is an attorney with Harris Bricken in the firm's Portland office, advising clients on business law, intellectual property, and cannabis law matters. He focuses on complex civil litigation and corporate law. Mr. Patterson's blend of experience in business administration and dispute resolution makes him the perfect legal partner for Harris Bricken clients. He is adept at assessing and navigating risk, while protecting long-term business interests. Mr. Patterson earned his J.D. degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. (Tacoma and Seattle locations)
AARON PELLEY is an attorney with NWMJ Law PLLC, and a founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee. He has been a tireless advocate in the war on drugs and the legalization movement. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, Mr. Pelley has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile litigation, defending both individual and corporate clients. Mr. Pelley earned his B.A. degree from Willamette University and his J.D. degree from Willamette University College of Law. (Tacoma and Seattle locations)
DANIEL SHORTT is an attorney with Harris Bricken in Seattle, assisting clients with their corporate formation, transactional, licensing, and litigation needs. He has worked extensively with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board to fund and establish the Cannabis Law and Policy Project (CLPP). Mr. Shortt is a frequent speaker and blogger on cannabis-related issues. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Gonzaga University and his J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law. (Tacoma and Seattle locations)
MARGARET M. WIDLUND is a corporate cannabis attorney with NWMJ Law PLLC. She has an extensive background in corporate litigation, and business and partnership disputes. Ms. Widlund's practice is focused on litigation and intellectual property. Prior to joining NWMJ Law PLLC, she was based in the Silicon Valley, where her practice focused on commercial litigation, intellectual property, and corporate transactions; and her clients included individual investors, start-ups, and mature public companies. Ms. Widlund earned her B.A. degree from the University of San Francisco and her J.D. degree from Willamette University College of Law. (Tacoma and Seattle locations)