Marijuana Law: Representing Commercial Marijuana Businesses

When:  Jun 7, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (ET)

Cost: $79 on or before April 20; $99 after April 20.
Register: 
online or by mail form PDF

Do you have questions about representing a business client in the cannabis industry? If the answer is “yes,” then join us for a one-day conference on Mackinac Island. The seminar will include sessions on environmental issues, zoning, employment, banking, intellectual property, insurance, municipalities, ethics for attorneys, what prosecutors consider when charging so you can best advise your client, and other business issues.

Hotel accommodations: Complete and return the form to the Grand Hotel by Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee

9:00 a.m. Introduction to Conference & Speakers
Mary Chartier, Chartier & Nyamfukudza PLC, MLS Chair, and Robert Hendricks, Wrigley, Hoffman, & Hendricks, MLS Chair-Elect

9:10 a.m. Update on License Applications & Approvals
Matthew Abel, Cannabis Counsel PLC, MLS Secretary-Treasurer

9:30 a.m. Lawyer Ethics Issues in Advising/Counseling Clients in the Cannabis Industry
Robert Hendricks, Wrigley, Hoffman, & Hendricks

10:00 a.m. Environmental Issues for Cannabusinesses
Rich Baron, Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip PLLC

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Cannabis Real Estate Transactions & Property Law
Joslin Monahan, Ryan Jundt, Cannabis Property Brokers of Michigan, and Jason Horton, Lormax Stern Development Company

11:30 a.m. Municipalities & Marijuana? Where Are We & What’s on the Horizon
Catherine Kaufman, Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman PC

Noon Lunch (On your own)

1:00 p.m. Insurance & Marijuana Facilities
Daniel Grow, Grow Defense

1:45 p.m. Intellectual Property & Marijuana
David Oppenhuizen, Oppenhuizen Law PLC

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Employment Issues & Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry
Sean Crotty, Honigman

3:30 p.m. Banking Services Available to Marijuana Facilities
Elizabeth Khalil, Dykema

4:00 p.m. What Prosecutors Consider When Issuing Charges
Allison Arnold, MLS Council Member

Dress Code
  • During the day, the dress code is resort casual.      
  • The Grand Hotel experience includes dressing up for dinner—after 6:30 p.m., ladies should be attired in a dress, skirt and blouse, or pantsuit and gentlemen are required to wear a coat and necktie. Evening wear is required in all areas of the hotel except the Cupola Bar, where casual dress is acceptable at any time.
Ferry Information

Shepler’s Ferry is offering a discounted rate of $19 for adults and $10 for children 5–12 (under 5 free). To receive the discount, identify yourself with the State Bar of Michigan at the ticket window or purchase your tickets online using the code SBM18 for both adult and child discounts. Shepler’s Ferry leaves Mackinaw City every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. (earliest ferry is 7:30 a.m., the last ferry is 9:30 p.m.). The trip on Shepler’s takes approximately 16 minutes. Parking is $5 per night offsite or $25 per night onsite at the dock. Shepler's no longer offers valet parking.

Star Line Ferry is offering a discounted rate of $18 for adults and $9 for children ages 5–12 (under 5 free). To receive the discount, identify yourself with the State Bar of Michigan at the ticket window or purchase your tickets online using the code SBM18. Star Line leaves Mackinac City every hour on the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Earliest ferry is 7:30 a.m., the last ferry is 8:30 p.m.). The trip on Star Line takes about 18 minutes. Parking is free in the overnight lot across the street from the dock, $5 per night for fenced parking, and $10 per night for valet.

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Location

Grand Hotel
Brighton Room
286 Grand Avenue
Mackinac Island, MI 49757