Marijuana and Hemp—What’s the Difference and What’s Legal Now?
05/13/2021 8:30 AM PT - 10:00:00 AM PT

As the marijuana industry matures and as more marijuana businesses are established, demands for credit and investment are at an all-time high. Yet, cannabis lending and investment are fraught with legal and business risks. To further complicate matters, the Federal legalization of “industrial hemp” can create confusion between these two profitable crops from the same plant with very different legal treatment.
In this session we will cover Federal law on this topic as well as Oregon, Washington, Colorado and California legal and regulatory issues and how they impact you.

Instructors Victor Roehm III, Morgan Hicks & Josh Schneiderman
Victor Roehm III, Partner at Snell & Wilmer focuses his practice on commercial and public finance transactions as well as other corporate and real estate transactional matters.
Victor has extensive experience representing financial institutions and borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured loan transactions. His finance experience includes syndicated credit facilities, borrowing base financings, mezzanine loans, real estate secured term and construction loans for office buildings, retail centers, housing developments, hotels and health care facilities, lines of credit and factoring agreements. He advises his clients in connection with loan workouts, restructurings, foreclosures, discounted payoffs and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Victor also has substantial public finance experience including acting as bond counsel, underwriting’s counsel, letter of credit bank counsel, borrower’s counsel and issuer’s counsel on a variety of tax-exempt bond financings.
Victor has also represented corporate and business clients in connection with a variety of transactional matters from entity formation and restructuring to complex mergers and acquisitions. He also regularly represents clients in connection with the acquisition, sale and leasing of real property. Victor has experience representing clients in the highly-regulated healthcare, cannabis and hemp industries.
Victor previously counseled clients on commercial finance and real estate transactions as an associate at Snell & Wilmer from 2005-2012. Just prior to his return to the firm, Victor was a Partner and Co-Chair of the Banking and Finance practice group at Sussman & Shank LLP.

Morgan Hicks, Associate at Snell & Wilmer concentrates his practice in commercial finance representation of both lenders and borrowers, including regional and national banks, private lenders, and commercial borrowers. He has helped facilitate a broad variety of financial transactions, including those involving construction financing and real estate acquisitions. Morgan assists clients by conducting due diligence, title and survey review, and drafting loan documentation. He also has experience advising clients in general commercial transactions and in matters involving the cannabis industry.

Josh Schneiderman, Partner at Snell & Wilmer is a member of the firm’s corporate and securities group. He advises clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. In addition, Josh advises clients on matters related to franchising, including the establishment of new franchise systems and the expansion of existing franchise systems nationally and internationally. He also advises public and private companies on corporate governance matters.
Josh also advises clients in the cannabis industry. He is familiar with the unique needs of industry clients in light of the present conflict between federal and state la

Event Sponsor:  NACM Commercial Services

Course Level:  I - Intermediate

CEU: 0.150
CCE: 0.150


 Members: $49.00 Non-Members: $79.00

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