Legal Insights

What the psychedelic industry can learn from the cannabis industry
Psychedelics Law
Hilary St. Jean

Psychedelics and a Semi-Parallel Cannabis Universe

As psychedelic therapies continue to develop as contemplative businesses and in research programs commencing at both the state and federal levels in the United States, we are naturally compelled to learn from similar or semi-similar developments in the cannabis business regarding what has worked and what has not worked in addressing federally prohibited substances, their potential risks, potential benefits and

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Are Cryptocurrency and Web3 Solutions to the Cannabis Industry's Banking Concerns?
Corporate & Transactional
Hilary St. Jean

Tales from the Crytpobus: Are Cryptocurrency and Web3 Solutions to the Cannabis Industry’s Banking Concerns?

Today it’s nearly impossible to go online without hearing buzz around “cryptocurrency” and also “Web3”. A fair number of businesses in Silicon Valley are vocal about a general movement towards “deregulation” and “decentralization”, although some argue this approach is really something that results in quasi-regulation or eventually will just evolve to a different kind of regulation. Web3: The Next Digital

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The Importance of Commercial Contracts in Cannabis
Corporate & Transactional
Hilary St. Jean

The Importance of Commercial Contracts in the Cannabis Industry

In today’s volatile marketplace amid the pandemic and a generally competitive cannabis industry with supply, demand and tax issues, it is more crucial than ever to set clear expectations between commercial operators.  We often encounter clients that need to chase payment for their purchase orders or that have another dispute over a payment or performance issue in the commercial context.

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Tips for seeking financing and raising capital successfully!
Corporate & Transactional
Hilary St. Jean

Seeking Financing: Tips for Raising Capital Successfully

It isn’t unusual to need to raise quick money, especially in uncertain times. With pandemic fatigue, the business world is constantly changing, lacking in predictability and consistency, and businesses are finding it more and more difficult to secure reliable capital. What are some of the best approaches to keeping a lifeline alive when operating your business? How can you plan far

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Rogoway Law can help cannabis businesses improve efficiency and decrease costs.
Corporate & Transactional
Hilary St. Jean

Pandemic Distress – Business Cost-Efficiency Scrubbing Services

At Rogoway Law, we understand that the pandemic has taken its toll on many operators and has impacted different industries disparately. It is always crucial to run startups leanly and efficiently, but lately it’s especially crucial for our clients in the California cannabis industry. Here are some ways we can help you decrease costs, increase productivity and motivation among staff

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Rogoway Law is here to lift the administrative burden off of busy clients when it comes to helping maintain corporate minutes books or helping document missing, or cleaning up erroneous, corporate records.
Corporate & Transactional
Hilary St. Jean

Maintaining Corporate Formalities- Annual Meetings, Minutes, and Consents

Rogoway Law is here to lift the administrative burden off of busy clients when it comes to helping maintain corporate minutes books or helping document missing, or cleaning up erroneous, corporate records. We can attend board or shareholder meetings, help you set up a board or shareholder meeting, or simply help you memorialize or formalize your casual meeting notes. We

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Distressed Buyouts - How to Facilitate a Win-Win in a Losing Situation
Corporate & Transactional
Hilary St. Jean

Distressed Buyouts- How to Facilitate a Win-Win in a Losing Situation

Many businesses are suffering through the current pandemic as well as the related and unrelated unstable economic conditions. At Rogoway Law we are witness to many companies tightening belts, reducing their workforce, and coming up with ways to continue through these challenging circumstances. For companies, it’s important to know when to cut losses. It’s never an easy decision but it

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Corporate & Transactional
Hilary St. Jean

Getting Acquisition Ready

Even if your company is not preparing for an acquisition, the company should always be acquisition ready. What that essentially means is: (1) the company should always be mindful of de-risking and mindful of its corporate affairs: the company should be clean and clear from a corporate legal perspective and risk perspective; and (2) the company should have a business

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Corporate Governance Set Up For Business Ventures
Corporate & Transactional
Hilary St. Jean

Employees, Officers and Directors, Oh My!
The Importance of Selecting Proper Governance for Your Business Venture.

Putting together the best team for your business is anything but simple. Starting day one you want to find the right partners, if any, to embark on a long-term journey. This doesn’t stop at seeking the right co-founder(s), if any, to join you in your endeavor. It continues into setting up the governance and control of your business in terms

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Maine Goes Mainstream With Adult Use Cannabis
New and Pending Legislation
Hilary St. Jean

Maine Goes Mainstream With Adult Use Cannabis

Evolution To Recreational Cannabis: Maine finally launches its adult use program four years after voters approved recreational use, retail sales and taxation of marijuana in November of 2016. A legislative committee met to amend the Marijuana Legalization Act (“MLA”) passed by voters and after rewrites and two vetoes, An Act to Implement a Regulatory Structure for Adult Use Marijuana became

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