NCBA Presents: The Cannabis Law Sessions

NCBA’s legal educational programs consists of the highest quality legal instruction presented by expert attorneys at the top of their fields. Our program content is wide-ranging, relevant, and addresses everything from the foundation of the cannabis movement to the most topical issues affecting clients in all aspects of the cannabis industry.

NCBA’s presentation at MJBizConNEXT will  focus on the startup issues that face our clients. Clients initially approach their counsel to form their business, appropriately structure their enterprise, identify and procure rights to real estate, tackle state licensing and regulatory issues, obtaining  insurance, protecting their intellectual property, and for help in virtually every aspect of initiating a cannabis business. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, we will also do a deep dive into hemp issues.

At the Cannabis Law Sessions, NCBA will be presenting six hours* of Continuing Legal Education focused on Startup Issues, the emerging markets of the South and East Cost, and the new status of Hemp and CBD under the 2019 Farm Bill. This year, NCBA’s presentation of The Cannabis Law Sessions in New Orleans will represent the first of three installments specially coordinated with MJBiz, which will largely mirror the evolution of your clients cannabis business.
*CLE Credit will be offered for select jurisdictions, based on NCBA CLE policy. Credit jurisdictions
are identified based on attendance from that particular jurisdiction.

*Note: Additional Fee Applies to this Program

Tuesday, May 8th
12:00-12:30pm Check In – Room 295
12:30-5:30pm Afternoon CLE program

Corporate Growth: How to Take Money to Make Money
Andi B. Goldman (Principal, ABG Advisory/Equitas Partners Fund)
Jeffery K. Merk (Attorney, Aird & Berlis)
Valerio Romano (Partner, Vicente Sederberg)
Afzal Hasan (EVP, Corporate Development and General Counsel, CannaRoyalty)

Cannablitz: The Lightning Round
Henry Wykowski (Partner , Wykowski & Associates)
Lara DeCaro (Partner , Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Metzger & Melnick, LLP)
Lauren Rudick (Member of Firm , Hiller, PC)
Sherri Altshuler (Partner , Aird & Berlis)
Steve Schain (Senior Attorney , Hoban Law Group)
Kimberly Simms  (Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms)
Valerio Romano (Partner , Vicente Sederberg)
Moderated by Cassandra Farrington (Co-founder & CEO , Marijuana Business Daily)

The Importance of Being Registered: Client Advocate or Accidental Lobbyist?
Amanda Conley (Partner, Brand & Branch)
Lara DeCaro (Partner, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Metzger & Melnick, LLP, NCBA Founding Board Member)
Sabrina Fendrick (Director of Government Affairs, Berkeley Patients Group)
Elizabeth Westbrook (Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC)
Scot Rutledge (Partner, Parallax Strategies, and Argentum Partners)
John M. Jennings (Harter Secrest & Emery LLP)

The Governance Tightrope: Balancing Rights and Responsibilities
Joe Segilia (General Counsel, Terra Tech)
Amy McDougal (President, CLEAResources, LLC)
Jack Nichols, Esq. (General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer FLRish, Inc.)
Moderated by: Kimberly Simms (Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms)

6:00pm – Evening The Cannabis Law Sessions: The Eve
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Wednesday, May 9th
8:30am Check In – Room 295
9:00-12:30pm Morning CLE program

CBD: Navigating the CSA and Farm Bill
Steve Schain (Senior Attorney , Hoban Law Group)
Shawn Hauser (Senior Associate, Vicente Sederberg)
Colleen Keahey Lanier (Executive Director , Hemp Industry Association)
Courtney Moran (Founding Principal , Earth Law, LLC)
Shawn Hauser (Senior Associate, Vicente Sederberg)

Ethics Essentials: Investing in Clients
Omar Figueroa (Partner , Law Offices of Omar Figueroa)
Amy McDougal (President , CLEAResources, LLC)

Passport to International Considerations
Sherri Altshuler (Partner, Aird & Berlis)
Afzal Hasan (EVP, Corporate Development and General Counsel, CannaRoyalty)
Kyle Detwiler (CEO, Northern Swan Holdings)
Ravi Sood (Signal 8 Limited, ICC Labs Inc., and Natural MedCo.)
Jillian Swainson (Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Aurora Cannabis Inc.)

2:00-5:00pm MJBizConNEXT Keynotes and General Sessions (must purchase NEXT Experience Pass to attend)