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Contracts for Cannabis Businesses and Start-Ups
October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15.00
Looking for investment? Creating partnerships? Come hear tips for drafting contracts and save money on attorney’s fees.
Solidarity has delicious cuisine so consider dinner or appetizers during the event. Bring business cards for networking and for our raffle.
TWO EXPERT PANELS:
Panel 1 Attorney Guidance on Contract Drafting:
– Michelle Mabugat, Manzuri Law
Known as a strategic out-of-box thinker, Michelle has handled a wide variety of cannabis-related matters, ranging from criminal defense at both the state and federal level, to closing large, complex and innovative corporate transactions.
Backed by 8 years of dedicated cannabis experience, Michelle regularly advises licensed operators, ancillary businesses and investors on a variety of legal issues including corporate formation and governance, licensing and compliance, capital raising transactions, M&A due diligence, licensing agreements, best business practices and defense.
Last year, Michelle co-authored “Legal Weed: A Comprehensive Guide to California Cannabis Law & Regulation,” one of the first authoritative publications on California’s regulatory landscape.
– Pam Epstein, Green Wise Law and Consulting
Pam is the founder of Greenwise Consulting and a prominent figure in cannabis business and legal concerns. She’s been effective in guiding municipalities through the legislative process and participated in the most recent LA hearing.
Of note, Pam serves as an adjunct professor, most recently teaching the first cannabis law course at Arizona Summit Law School. Prior to her work in cannabis, Pamela founded the Sierra Club’s Environmental Law & Policy Clinic in San Diego.
– Jay Purcell, Attorney, Clark Neubert
Prior to working in cannabis, Jay worked as a corporate attorney for tech companies. Beginning at Wilson Sensing Goodrich & Rosati, he was trained to represent growth-companies from “idea to exit,” concentrating on financial transactions, employment incentives, commercial agreements and mergers/acquisitions.
At ClarkNeubert LLP, Jay represents high-growth cultivators, manufactures, distributors and dispensaries throughout California, and the investors who back them. Counseling all types of California corporations, he regularly advises collectives/cooperatives and non-profit mutual/public benefit corporations on conversions and acquisition strategies.
– Michael Chernis, Chernis Law
Panel 2 Owners & Operators:
– Lori Glauser, Founder and COO, Evio Labs
Lori specializes in management consulting, project finance, mechanical engineering, business planning, resource planning, price and market projections, product marketing, software product management, process improvement/re-engineering, industry intelligence, customer analytics, control systems and renewable and conventional energy.
– Michael Moussalli, Founder Se7enLeaf Manufacturing
Michael is a Co-founder and Partner of Se7enLeaf, a large-scale contract manufacturer, processor and distributor located in Orange County, CA. Michael has been deeply involved in the cannabis community over the last four years. His background is rooted in the alternative medicine and pharmaceutical spaces. Mr. Moussalli brings expertise from these industries to help ensure quality control and to protect cannabis consumers.
– Chris Boudreau, Founder & CEO, Sunstone Distribution
Thanks to our Supporters and Partners:
LA Joint Ventures
Californians for Sensible Regulations of Adult Use PAC
US Private Vaults
Stephen Gould Packaging
California Cannabis Manufacturers Association (CCMA)
Our venue SolidarityLA.com is wheel chair accessible.
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