Cannabis Law: Representing Businesses and Addressing Compliance Issues – November 18

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Please join the Business Section on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, for a presentation by Neda Shapourian and Kimberly R. Simms about Cannabis Law.

This program will provide key insights into representing small businesses, seed funding, patient’s rights and negotiations with government offices in this exciting new area of law. The presenters will discuss vital information to anyone already in, or interested in pursuing, a commercial cannabis business or representing such a business.  

Neda Shapourian advises emerging and small businesses on corporate formation, seed fundraising, venture capital finance, and strategic exits. She founded the firm’s cannabis practice group in 2017 which supports both “touch the plant” and ancillary businesses on corporate structuring, licensing and regulatory compliance, commercial transactions, and strategic risk management. She serves as the Co-Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Cannabis, Alcohol, and Regulated Industries Barristers Section and frequently serves on panels to speak about legal issues facing the Cannabis community.

In her law practice, Kimberly R. Simms she has fought relentlessly for patients’ rights, negotiated with government officials to craft reasonable and effective regulations that allow for safe access, litigated complex land use and zoning cases, and advised hundreds of medical cannabis entrepreneurs.  Kimberly is a recognized expert in this emerging area of law.  She has taught courses and lead seminars which focus on how to comply with the ever-changing legal and regulatory requirements of the cannabis industry.  She is considered a trusted source by the media and has been interviewed by NPR, CNN and many San Diego media outlets.  Kimberly is a founding Board Member of the Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access, San Diego’s leading cannabis chamber of commerce and political advocacy organization. Kimberly is also proud to serve as co-founder for the San Diego Chapter of Women Grow. Women Grow was created to connect, educate and empower the next generation of female cannabis industry leaders by creating programs and events for aspiring and current business executives.

You will receive one hour of General Law Participatory MCLE credit for your attendance of this event. 

Due to continued Shelter-in-Place restrictions, this event will be hosted via Zoom.  Consistent with our prior virtual presentations that have qualified for MCLE credit, all attendees must register online prior to the event. You will be emailed your unique Zoom log-in link upon registration. The materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the day before and morning of the event.

Cost: $10 for Business Litigation Section members and $15 for non-section members

Registration: Please log in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. If you wish to pay by check, still, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Events. *Please note for which event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.

Buss. Lit. Section – Discovery: Helpful Tips and Ways to Avoid Motions to Compel – Nov 13th

Crowne Plaza Hotel – Foster City
1221 Chess Dr.
Foster City, CA 94404
12:00 – 1:30 pm

Please join the Business Litigation Section on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, for a presentation on Discovery: Helpful Tips and Ways to Avoid Motions to Compel with Katherine Gallo.
Ms. Gallo will discuss common disputes involving civil discovery, and ways to protect your clients from a motion to compel and discovery sanctions.

Ms. Gallo has extensive experience including serving as Research Attorney for the Law and Motion Departments of the Alameda and San Mateo County Superior Courts, giving her a unique perspective on court process. Her responsibilities included all discovery motions as well as mediating ongoing complex discovery disputes. She has served regularly as a Pro Tem Settlement Judge, Court Ordered Arbitrator and as a Private Mediator. As a trial attorney, Ms. Gallo managed a full caseload of personal injury, product liability and commercial litigation matters.

Cost: $50 for Business Section members who RSVP by November 08, 2019 and $60 for non-section members and anyone who RSVPs after November 08, 2019.

Registration: Please log-in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. If you opt to pay by check, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Events.*Make sure to note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.
One hour of General MCLE credit will be provided for attendance.

Register Today!