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New Cannabis Business Law Practice

We are pleased to announce that we have added a new Cannabis Business Law Practice to our firm. Now that Ohio has legalized the sale of medical cannabis, and California has legalized adult-use and medical cannabis, we have extended our service offerings to this fast-growing segment. Companies and entrepreneurs operating Read More

Disclosing Risks to Investors In Your Cannabis Business

Medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio, and both adult-use and medical marijuana are now legal in California. Many companies that have received or are seeking licenses for cultivation, processing, and retailing of cannabis products, are also trying to raise funding from various sources. Because cannabis is still a Schedule Read More

Trump Administration Jeopardizes Legal Cannabis Industry

News sources are reporting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans on rescinding the Cole Memo, an Obama-administration policy statement that essentially took a federal hands-off approach toward cannabis businesses that are legal and compliant under state law. The Cole Memo provided a moderate amount of predictability for these medical and Read More

Is Your Contractor Really An Employee?

If you weren’t distracted by Donald Trump throwing his comb-around into the presidential ring this week, you might have noticed that the California Labor Commission ruled that an Uber driver was an employee, rather than an independent contractor. This meant she was entitled to approximately $4000 in expenses and other Read More

Online Privacy Rights for Minors

In a previous post, I wrote about a new California law addressing online privacy rights of minors. That law (California Business & Professions Code Section 22580 to 22582), which took effect on January 1, 2015, does a couple of things. As I wrote in the previous post, the law restricts Read More

New Limits On Online Advertising to Minors

Website and mobile app operators everywhere need to be aware of a new California law dealing with online advertising to children that took effect on January 1, 2015. The law protects any minors under the age of 18 who live in California, and there are more than 9 million residents Read More

End Of Year Corporate Housekeeping

The end of the year is typically a good time to handle any housekeeping issues. If you have a corporation or an LLC, your state may require you to make some kind of annual filing. Here is a quick overview of the requirements for Ohio, Delaware, Kentucky, and California. Ohio Read More

San Francisco Raises Minimum Wage

If you are an employer in San Francisco, I hope you paid attention to the election a few weeks ago. San Francisco voters passed Proposition J, implementing a series of minimum wage increases into law. Effective January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in San Francisco will go up to $11.05 per hour. Read More