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Thursday, December 1 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Legal Bootcamp for Newer Cannabis Businesses

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The cannabis industry is unlike any other industry. Entrepreneurs must have some tolerance for risk. But how do you minimize that risk? This lecture will discuss structuring your business; what to expect from investors, lenders, and bankers; employees v. independent contractors; agreements & terms and conditions of business, and much more. This lecture is for entrepreneurs, business owners, lawyers, accountants, managers, and other cannabis professionals.

Topics being covered are:

  1. Forming an entity
  2. What to expect from investors/lenders
  3. Employees vs. Independent Contractors
  4. Protecting information
  5. Agreements & terms and conditions of business

Speakers
avatar for Shabnam Malek

Shabnam Malek

Attorney, Brand & Branch LLP
Shabnam Malek is a partner at Brand & Branch LLP and President and Executive Director of the National Cannabis Bar Association. She advises clients on domestic and international trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement. She also represents clients in disputes, develops worldwide expansion strategies, and negotiates and drafts agreements, including settlement agreements, co-existence agreements, trademark license... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Pelley

Aaron Pelley

Attorney, NW Marijuana Law
A founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee.  Aaron has been a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs and the legalization movement. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, Aaron has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile litigation, defending both individual and corporate... Read More →
avatar for Bear Wilner-Nugent

Bear Wilner-Nugent

Counselor and Attorney at Law LLC, Bear Wilner-Nugent
BEAR WILNER-NUGENT, Counselor and Attorney at Law LLC in Portland, represents individuals and businesses in all sectors of Oregon’s marijuana industry, including recreational and medical growers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and laboratories, as well as individual patients, caregivers, and recreational users. Mr. Wilner-Nugent has extensive experience advising clients about compliance with both medical and recreational marijuana... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 3 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227