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Advanced Business Law Institute – 2019


Session 1: Advising the Medical Cannabis Business in Maryland 
Our panel discusses the economic impact of medical cannabis on Maryland and beyond.  From regulatory compliance to banking to ethical issues for attorneys representing cannabis clients, to real estate issues and more, our panelists will share their first-hand experience and perspectives, and take your questions.
Andy Cohen, Partner, Grassroots Cannabis (Maryland Compassionate Care and Wellness, LLC)
Lori Dodson, Deputy Director at Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
Jonathan Havens, Co-Chair, Cannabis Law Practice, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Purchase this session individually here. (1 hour CLE)

Session 2: How to Enter the Golden Circle of General Counsel Attorneys
What considerations go into the decision making process? What is the philosophical approach of the Company – Why some in-house attorneys are looking for the full-service firm and others hire lawyers at that firm.  
Is the Company looking for a legal expert or a business partner? – Why do we often hire the lawyer who best evaluates risk rather than gives the best legal answer? Billing – How in-house attorneys look at what is billed and when.  For attorneys considering employment, what are the pros and cons of joining an organization in the office of general counsel?
Andy Lapayowker – General Counsel and Secretary, Rosemore, Inc.
Kimberly Neal – General Counsel and Grant Relations Officer,  The Children’s Guild
Alicia Wilson – General Counsel, Port Covington Impact Investments, LLC

DeAndrei (Dee) Drummond, Group General Counsel, Allegis Group, Inc
Purchase this session individually here. (1 hour CLE)

Session 3: Dealing with Use of Social Media by Company Personnel
Best practices for advising employers on developing and implementing social media use policies, and managing a variety of possible outcomes.
Greg Lawrence, Partner, Conti Fenn & Lawrence LLC
Donna Glover, Esq. Baker Donelson

Penny Somer-Greif, Esq. Baker Donelson
Purchase this session individually here. (1 hour CLE)

Session 4: Annual Case Review for Business Law
The always popular analysis of recent Maryland and federal impact cases for corporate and transactional lawyers.
Brian Field, Esq., Venable LLP
Timothy Faith, Esq. Faith At Law, LLC

Purchase this session individually here. (1 hour CLE)

***Please contact the MSBA CLE Department if you need to report your CLE credits to Virginia, Pennsylvania or Delaware.***

4.0 CLE credit hours

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Business Law
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
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Advanced Business Law Institute – 2019