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Webinar: All About Hemp | Exploring this Emerging Industry

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Description

Receive an introduction to the hemp industry, including current challenges and opportunities for service providers to add value. You will gain an understanding of the unique regulatory backdrop that applies to this emerging crop and the factors driving this commodity.

Location

ASCPA Live Online Webinar
Phoenix, AZ 85034-6403

Registration Time

11:30am

Fees

Member:
$0
Non-CPA Staff:
$40
Non-CPA Staff (100% club):
$0
Non-CPA Staff (sole proprietor):
$0
Non-Member:
$40
Webinar
Specialized Knowledge
1

Objectives

Gain insight into the emerging hemp industry.

Course Level

Beginning

Vendor

Arizona Society of CPAs More With This Vendor

Event Leaders

Goldstein, Helen

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Helen Goldstein focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities. While Goldstein maintains a general cross-industry practice, Goldstein also assists and advises companies that transact in highly regulated or intellectual property rich environments such as the pharmaceutical industry. As such, Goldstein is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Group.

Complementing this, Goldstein is also a member of the firm’s cannabis group and has assisted hemp and CBD enterprises from start-ups through to public companies. She is adept at navigating the patchwork of local, state, national and international regulatory schemes that currently define this industry.
Goldstein has both UK and US law degrees and has been practicing in Arizona for two years.


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Schneiderman, Josh

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Josh Schneiderman is a member of the firm’s corporate and securities group. He advises clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. In addition, Schneiderman advises clients on matters related to franchising, including the establishment of new franchise systems and the expansion of existing franchise systems nationally and internationally. He also advises public and private companies on corporate governance matters.

Additionally, Schneiderman advises clients in the cannabis industry. He is familiar with the unique needs of industry clients in light of the present conflict between federal and state laws and local regulations in the space, and he and others in the firm help clients navigate the challenges that arise in that context whether their needs relate to licensing and registration, general corporate matters (including financings, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions), branding, tax, banking and finance, real estate and employment.


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Highlights

- What is Hemp? 
     o Cannabis/Marijuana/Hemp distinctions
     o Legal framework of hemp – State, federal, international
- Hemp products 
     o Noncontroversial – clothing
     o CBD - Legal framework – state, federal (FDA), international
- Industry players (and relationships when it goes right) 
     o Seed producers 
     o Farmers
     o Hemp processors
     o CBD product manufacturers
     o Distributors and points of sale
- When it all goes wrong 
     o IP issues (seeds vs standard operating procedures vs local conditions) – issues with valuation
     o Hot fields and huge losses
     o Lack of contractual discipline
     o FDA enforcement and class action lawsuits
     o Generally risk tolerant industry
- Assisting the hemp industry 
     o Specialized engagement letters
     o Client vetting

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