Boston Bar | Cannabis Law Conference

Thursday, November 1, 2018
11:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

The 2016 legalization of adult use, regulated sale, and cultivation of cannabis in Massachusetts has signaled economic development and business opportunities, along with a heightened regulation to ensure this emerging industry is safe and equitable.

Seasoned experts will provide in-depth guidance and best practices on all facets of the industry—licensing and permitting, business formation and capital raising, tax considerations, implications with family, IP, and employment law, and more.

This inaugural conference will bring together practitioners, regulators, and business and community leaders for a high-level education and networking.

Conference Agenda

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Check-In

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The Nuts and Bolts of Cannabis Law

Adam Fine
Vicente Sederberg LLC

Track 1

Track 2

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Corporate and Investment Law in the Cannabis Industry

John F. Bradley II
Partner
Prince Lobel Tye LLP

Cristina Buccola
Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC

Robert Petitt
Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP

IP and Cannabis Law

Frank L. Gerratana
Principal
Fish & Richardson

Tsion Sunshine Lencho, Esq.
Co-Founder
Supernova Women

Natasha Reed
Counsel
Foley Hoag LLP

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Banking

Tina Sbrega
President & CEO
GFA Federal Credit Union

Scott Moskol
Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP

The Intersection of Family Law and the Cannabis Industry

Tara Hopper
In-House Counsel
Garden Remedies, Inc.

Lisa Wilson
Wilson Marino and Bonnevie, P.C.

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Tax Law and the Cannabis Industry

Travis Blais
Managing Principal
Blais, Halpert, Lieberman & Greene LLC

Kevin Conroy
Partner
Foley Hoag LLP

Nicola Lemay
Partner
Foley Hoag LLP

Kevin Michaelan
Senior Tax Manager
CohnReznick LLP

The Intersection of Real Estate Law and the Cannabis Industry

Valerio Romano
Partner
Vicente Sederberg LLC

Andrea Cabral
CEO
Ascend

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Access to Capital – Social Equity

Andrea Cabral
CEO
Ascend

Robert Chlala
Social Equity Coordinator for Cannabis – United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770
Ph.D. Candidate – University of Southern California

Shanita Penny
Founder & CEO – Budding Solutions, LLC
President – Minority Cannabis Business Association’s Board of Directors

Shanel Lindsay
Founder & President of
Ardent Cannabis &
Board Member at Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board

Employment Issues with Cannabis Law

Matthew Fogelman
Founding Partner
Fogelman & Fogelman

Joseph Goldberg-Giuliano
Joe Goldberg-Giuliano Attorney at Law

Tara Hopper
In-House Counsel
Garden Remedies, Inc.

Kim Napoli
Director of Diversity Programs at NETA
Board Member at Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Networking Reception

Advisory Committee

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Kevin Conroy
Partner
Foley Hoag LLP

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Adam Fine
Managing Partner
Vicente Sederberg LLC

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Shanel Lindsay
Founder & President of
Ardent Cannabis &
Board Member at Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board

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Blake M. Mensing
Founder & Chief Counsel
The Mensing Group LLC
Conference Co-Chair

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 Scott Moskol
Partner, Co-Chair of Cannabis Business Advisory
Burns & Levinson LLP
Conference Co-Chair

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Kim Napoli
Director of Diversity Programs at NETA
Board Member at
Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board

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Mike Ross
Of Counsel
Prince Lobel Tye LLP

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Beth Waterfall
Cannabis Marketer & Executive Director
ELEVATE NE

Registration

MEMBERS

Boston Bar Members – $325.00

NON-MEMBERS

Non-Member Guests – $425.00

Thank You to our Partners

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming Cannabis Law Conference, please contact
Erica Southerland: 617.778.1930 | esoutherland@bostonbar.org

This conference is sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please contact Megan Leppert at mleppert@bostonbar.org or (617) 778-1924.

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