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CannabisThis is just a reminder that we will be hosting a free half-day seminar for Oregon cannabis businesses this Thursday, May 18 at the World Trade Center in Portland.  The program, titled Growing Up Green: Learning How to Blossom in Oregon’s Budding Marketplace (co-hosted by Garvey Schubert Barer, ACT Resources, PLLC, and Mosaic Insurance Alliance), will provide information on what every cannabis license holder needs to know, including attracting investors, employment, real estate, insurance, taxes and lessons learned from the Washington market.  Additionally, the OLCC’s Portland Metro Public Safety Manager will be on hand to discuss regulatory issues and answer your questions.

To attend, please RSVP to Paul Matulac at pmatulac@gsblaw.com.

The complete agenda is available on the seminar's event page on our website. 

Date & Time
Thurs. May 18, 2017
Registration: 12:30 - 1:00 pm
Program: 1:00 - 4:20 pm (followed by a hosted networking social)

Location
Two World Trade Center (Mezzanine Room 3/4)
25 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204

Join us in Portland on Thursday, May 18 for a free half-day seminar as we discuss best practices on regulatory, business and operational issues to promote your company’s long-term growth and success.

Growing Up Green: Learning How to Blossom in Oregon’s Budding Marketplace (co-hosted by Garvey Schubert Barer, ACT Resources, PLLC, and Mosaic Insurance Alliance) will provide information on what every cannabis license holder needs to know, including attracting investors, real estate, insurance, taxes and lessons learned from the Washington market.  Additionally, the OLCC’s Portland Metro Public Safety Manager will be on hand to discuss regulatory issues and answer your questions.  This event is designed specifically to address issues affecting cannabis producers, processors, retailers, and ancillary businesses.

View the complete agenda on the event page on our website. 

Date & Time
Thurs. May 18, 2017
Registration: 12:30 - 1:00 pm
Program: 1:00 - 4:20 pm (followed by a hosted networking social)

Location
Two World Trade Center (Mezzanine Room 3/4)
25 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204

On Thursday, November 3, Garvey Schubert Barer’s Cannabis Industry Group will be presenting Cannabis 2016: Transitioning from Infancy to Maturity, a half-day educational program geared toward helping companies thrive amid the industry’s fluid business environment.  As the cannabis industry has been undergoing a rapid maturation, nascent enterprises are quickly evolving into sophisticated businesses.  This session will provide best practices and guidance to help manage business and operational issues to ensure the long-term growth and success of industry members.

Vela, a cannabis retail shop, and an educational and community-building hub is hosting a series of free events in September and October that include speakers David Mendoza, Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Seattle Office of the Mayor, Pete Holmes, Seattle City Attorney, and Rick Garza, Director of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board to discuss legislative solutions to support the legal market, and the current status and challenges of the marketplace. Come join fellow patrons and partners to learn, discuss and share tips.

We’d like to thank everyone who attended our seminar, “Moving Forward Under Measure 91,” last Friday, in Portland! It was a great event, and we were even featured as part of a KGW-TV news segment.

As promised, we’ve included links to presentations by GSB attorneys, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, League of Oregon Cities and Association of Oregon Counties. Beginning next week we will begin our blog series addressing questions that we may not have been able to get to during the Q & A. Make sure to keep checking back here, or subscribe to our blog for updates!

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OVERVIEW OF MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANNING

  • Andy Aley, Garvey Schubert Barer
  • Claire Hawkins, Garvey Schubert Barer
  • Jared Van Kirk, Garvey Schubert Barer
  • Hal Snow, Garvey Schubert Barer

CITY AND COUNTY PERSPECTIVE

  • Sean O’Day, General Counsel, League of Oregon Cities
  • Rob Bovett, Legal Counsel, Association of Oregon Counties
  • William Kabeiseman, Garvey Schubert Barer

OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION

  • Tom Towslee, Acting Communication Director, Marijuana Programs, Oregon Liquor Control Commission

If you would like to be sent event follow-up materials, please send a request to shenley@gsblaw.com.FullSizeRender (2)

RSVP is required and space is limited. Register here today!

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Garvey Schubert Barer invites you to “Moving Forward Under Measure 91” a free public event, Friday, April 10, 2015 at the World Trade Center Portland.  The half-day event (8:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m.) will address the business, legal and practical implications of Measure 91 for anyone looking to do business in the marijuana industry.

Representatives from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Association of Oregon Counties and League of Oregon Cities, will speak about the important role city and county government plays in shaping and regulating the Oregon marijuana industry. In addition, Garvey Schubert Barer attorneys experienced in representing licensed marijuana growers, processors and retailers in Washington state will discuss general business planning needs unique to the emerging recreational marijuana industry.

Licensed marijuana and marijuana-related businesses in the U.S. face extraordinary legal challenges. Not only are these businesses burdened with challenges inherent in any new industry, but also must deal with complex and evolving state and local regulations, as well as uncertainty resulting from federal law.

Featured speakers and topics include:

  • Tom Burns, Director of Marijuana Programs, Oregon Liquor Control Commission, discussing OLCC’s anticipated and developing rules and regulations;
  • Sean O’Day, General Counsel, League of Oregon Cities, discussing cities’ perspectives and zoning issues;
  • Rob Bovett, Legal Counsel, Association of Oregon Counties, discussing counties’ perspectives and zoning issues;
  • William Kabeiseman, Garvey Schubert Barer, Discussing local perspectives and zoning issues;
  • Andy Aley, Garvey Schubert Barer, Discussing financing and operating a regulated marijuana business;
  • Claire Hawkins, Garvey Schubert Barer, Discussing intellectual property, trademarks and trade secrets;
  • Jared Van Kirk, Garvey Schubert Barer, Discussing labor and employment practices;
  • Hal Snow, Garvey Schubert Barer, Discussing asset protection planning.

Garvey Schubert Barer’s Cannabis Industry Group is part of its Regulated Industries Practice which serves businesses across a broad range of industries, including alcohol, radio and television broadcasting, government contracting, healthcare, and maritime.  The Cannabis Industry Group is comprised of attorneys experienced in finance, tax, real estate, intellectual property, employment, commercial litigation and criminal defense. This breadth of legal experience provides state-licensed marijuana businesses, and businesses serving the licensed marijuana industry, full-service representation.

The event is open to the public but space is limited. To reserve a spot please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moving-forward-under-measure-91-a-marijuana-industry-seminar-tickets-15731864430.

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