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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!
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of alternative format CLE credits by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education, which includes 1.0 hour of alternative format ethical considerations.
DAVID A. CLARK is a partner with Lipson, Neilson, P.C., where his practice areas include insurance and commercial litigation, legal malpractice, ethics, and discipline defense. Mr. Clark established the training regimen and content for members of the disciplinary boards, which hear discipline prosecutions. He proposed and obtained numerous rule changes to the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct and the Supreme Court Rules governing attorney discipline. Mr. Clark drafted the first ever Discipline Rules of Procedure that were adopted by a task force and the Board of Governors in July 2014. He is admitted to practice in Nevada and before the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Clark has presented countless CLE-accredited seminars on all aspects of attorney ethics. He earned his B.S. degree from Claremont McKenna College and his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. (Henderson location)
DAVID N. FELDMAN is an attorney and partner with Duane Morris LLP, where he concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions, as well as general representation of public and private companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and private equity and venture capital firms. Mr. Feldman represents a wide range of clients, including entrepreneurial companies, investors, lenders, investment banking firms and other businesses, in the emerging legal cannabis industry. He provides guidance on private placements, public offerings, loan structuring and fund formation for cannabis companies, as well as corporate structuring advice and applications for grow, processing and dispensary licenses. He also advises on risk assessment issues for large, multinational businesses seeking to enter the cannabis industry. Mr. Feldman serves as a team lead of Duane Morris’ cannabis industry group. He has been recognized as a leading attorney in the cannabis industry by Chambers USA, Business Insider, the New York Law Journal and the National Law Journal. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and is quoted by numerous publications about legal developments and business news in this rapidly expanding market. Mr. Feldman is a regular contributor on the Duane Morris Cannabis Industry Blog, Honeysuckle magazine and Green Entrepreneur, sharing insights about trends affecting the sector. Mr. Feldman earned his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. (Henderson location)
JOEY S. GILBERT is the owner and managing partner of Joey Gilbert Law, where he practices in the areas of criminal and civil trial practice and administrative law, specializing in local and state processes, sports and entertainment law. Mr. Gilbert is the chief executive officer of Mainstream Partners and vice president of Governmental Affairs of MYNT Cannabis. Because of his passion for veterans, he also founded Mainstream Marijuana Association (MMA), the nonprofit service arm of Mainstream Partners, which has now become the catalyst for change in the regulation of medical marijuana. Mr. Gilbert founded Prestige Worldwide, dba Mainstream Partners, which has since become a national cannabis firm that supports the licensing, lobbying, operation, management and political actions of cannabis industry business owners. He is a member of the State Bar of Nevada; is the current chairman of Nevada Veterans for Veterans, a nonprofit organization; was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association; and a member of the NORML Legal Committee. Mr. Gilbert earned his B.S. degree from the University of Nevada and his J.D. degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. (Reno location)
DIONNE KELLIER is counsel to Hoban Law Group and has a private practice, Dionne M. Kellier, PA. Ms. Kellier's practice consists of tax resolution, tax planning and business planning. She was a litigator for several years, representing lenders, banks and servicers in foreclosure actions. She is licensed to practice in the state of Florida and Washington, D.C. Ms. Kellier received her B.A. degree from Howard University, her J.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University and earned her LL.M. degree in taxation at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. (Henderson location)
BRIAN J. PEZZILLO is a member of Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of construction law, privacy and cybersecurity, administrative law, public works and contracting, commercial and business law, medical and recreational marijuana, contract negotiation, construction claims, mechanics' liens, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation and appeals. He is admitted to practice in New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Arizona, Colorado and before the U.S. District Court, districts of Nevada and New Mexico; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th and 11th circuits. Mr. Pezzillo is a member of the State Bar of Nevada (Construction Law Section), the State Bar of New Mexico, the American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum, Alternative Dispute Resolution Group, and Business Law Section) and the Clark County Bar Association. Mr. Pezzillo serves as an arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association and the State Bar of Nevada’s Fee Dispute Committee, as well as serving as a non-public arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and as a member of the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Panel. He is also accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a certified information privacy professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a certified information privacy manager (CIPM). He is also a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) and has been listed as a Mountain States Super Lawyer and a Best Lawyer in America. Mr. Pezzillo earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a graduate certificate from Drexel University in privacy and cybersecurity. (Henderson and Reno locations)
JOHN M. SAMBERG is a partner with Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. He is an experienced trial attorney, a member of the bars of California and Nevada, and an inactive member of the Law Society of England and Wales. Directly and through pro hac vice admission, Mr. Samberg has handled a broad variety of matters, including commercial, construction, and bankruptcy litigation; real estate disputes; creditors' rights; and major injury/wrongful death cases in state, federal and bankruptcy courts across the country. He earned his B.S. degree from UCLA and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Southwestern University School of Law. (Reno location)
KIERA SEARS is a legal executive at Joey Gilbert Law who specializes in legal research and technical writing, specifically as they pertain to legal and regulatory analysis; drafting; patent research; topic-specific white papers; operating procedures; and the application, licensure, buildout, and oversight of legal cannabis and industrial hemp facilities within the United States. Ms. Sears earned her B.A. degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, followed by earning her J.D. degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law. (Reno location)
KENNETH A. STOVER is a partner with Stover & Jordan, where his practice areas include criminal defense law, gun rights, and cannabis law. He is a former special prosecutor as well as a former deputy district attorney. Mr. Stover has been a lecturer for the Truckee Meadows Police Academy. He is admitted to practice in Nevada and before the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada. Mr. Stover is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and the Washoe County Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Nevada at Reno and his J.D. degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. (Reno location)