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Monday, February 22, 2021 Live Webcast

Legal 101 for CPAs Serving Cannabis Clients (E2102274)

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM EST

Registration: 4:45 PM EST



1.5 CPE Credits in SK


CPAs who are looking to serve cannabis clients need to be aware of the numerous laws on both the federal and New Jersey levels.


CPAs and accounting professionals serving clients in the cannabis industry.


Learn about the numerous laws and regulations governing the cannabis industry, and understand the "red-flag" issues that may be indicative that your clients will need to engage an attorney.


This program will cover a plethora of legal and regulatory issues surrounding cannabis, including the following:

  • Federal prohibition
    • Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and its impacts the industry
    • o Disparities between state and federal law and paths to conflict resolution
  • Hemp
    • How regulation for hemp differs from cannabis, including the 2018 Farm Bill, the USDA Interim Final Rule, and the New Jersey Hemp Farming Act
  • New Jersey-specific issues
    • The Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act
    • Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA)
    • Cannabis Regulatory Commission
  • Marketing regulations:
    • FDA and Food Drug & Cosmetic Act
    • Warning letters and enforcement actions
  • Intellectual property
    • Considerations regarding patents, copyrights; federal and state trademarks
  • Reorganization and liquidation
    • Federal bankruptcy limitations
    • Assignment for the benefit of creditors
    • Other state law alternatives
  • Employment law
    • Anti-discrimination
    • Drug testing employees and potential employees








Lisa Gora

Lisa Gora, Esq.


Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA

Lisa Gora, Esq., is an associate in the Corporate and Health Law teams at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA. Her healthcare practice focuses on the representation of healthcare professionals as well as group practices and other healthcare entities, including but not limited to, hospitals, academic medical centers, ambulatory surgery centers, management service organizations, ambulatory care facilities, substance use treatment facilities, mental health facilities (outpatient and inpatient) and nursing homes. On the corporate side, Ms. Gora guides her clients through transactional matters with respect to the formation and structure of healthcare entities, including joint ventures and affiliation agreements.

Joseph Shapiro

Joseph M. Shapiro, Esq.

Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C.

Joseph M. Shapiro, Esq., is a partner with Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C. In addition to his focus on state and federal reorganization, liquidation and litigation, Joseph counsels a range of clients on cannabis matters, including applicants seeking medical, adult use and hemp licenses. Joseph serves on the Cannabis Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), was selected to serve on its Executive Board for the 2020/21 term and is Co-Chair of the Hemp Subcommittee. He previously served as general counsel to the New Jersey Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association, a nonprofit hemp industry trade group.


$59.00 - Member

$69.00 - Nonmember

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