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Business Law - Finance 201: Business Fundamentals - Finance and M/A

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Business of Law |  Cannabis |  Ethics |  Hemp |  Litigation |  Mindfullness |  Social Equity |  Substance Abuse
Lauren Linder |  Matthew Kittay |  Sherri Altshuler |  David Feldman
1 Hour 07 Minutes
Audio and Video
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


Papering deals in cannabis is fraught with industry-specific risk and special considerations need to be taken into account at every turn. From LOIs to closing conditions, learn what you need to look out for on the drafting side of Finance and M&A, with an emphasis on how diligence informs drafting, closing conditions, and how to draft current and prospective valuations into your deal documents.



This program is eligible for 1 hours of General CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 1.2 hours of General CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. 

INCBA webinars are eligible for credit in the following states: AR, AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT,DE, GA, HI, IL, IN, MN, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WV, and WI . Additional states may be available for credit upon self-application by attendees. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

INCBA on demand programs are eligible for credit in the following states: AR, AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT,DE, GA, HI, IL, IN, MN, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WV, and WI . Additional states may be available for credit upon self-application by attendees. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted.

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Lauren Linder's Profile

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Lauren Linder is President of Parallel Georgia and Deputy General Counsel for the parent company, Parallel Brands. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from Pace Academy before receiving her bachelor’s degree from Brown University. She attended Duke University where she received her Juris Doctor before returning home to Atlanta. Lauren joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in 2007 as an associate and Turner Broadcasting as counsel in 2011. While at The Weather Channel (2015-2019), she held the leadership positions of Director, Business and Legal Affairs, and then of Vice President, Associate General Counsel, where she advised the company on all aspects of the business including transactional, compliance, regulatory, and litigation matters. Lauren left The Weather Chanel in August 2019 to join Parallel. In her role as Deputy General Counsel, she has led compliance and regulatory initiatives in both our Florida and Massachusetts markets, as well as provided legal guidance at the corporate level. In her impressive young career, she has also been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 list in 2018, as well as Daily Report’s On the Rise list in 2019. Lauren was named to Savoy magazine’s 2018 Top Black Lawyers list. A former debater, Lauren is a frequent speaker and panelist on a range of issues relating to corporate law and cannabis.

Matthew Kittay's Profile

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Fox Rothschild

Matthew Kittay is Co-Chair of Fox Rothschild’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. He is nationally recognized as an innovative leader who guides businesses, investors and entrepreneurs to achieve the corporate financing and structures that drive their success.  Matthew has deep experience in structuring mergers and acquisitions and securing private equity and venture capital for a wide range of companies, particularly in the technology, software, cannabis, manufacturing and health care sectors. He serves as Outside General Counsel for emerging and growth-stage companies, advising clients on a host of regulatory and corporate matters and resolving a range of legal issues as they arise.


Matthew is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA as a leading corporate attorney for his transactional work with clients in the cannabis sector. Following a string major deals he closed in 2019, The National Law Journal recognized him as a Trailblazer in Cannabis Law.  A leader in his legal communities, he is Co-Chair of the Angel Venture Capital Subcommittee and as the M&A Technology Subcommittee's Liaison to the Legal Analytics Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.  Among his community service activities, Matthew he has served on Brown University’s Communications Advisory Committee to the President since 2017, and was awarded a Protector Pioneer Award for pro bono services at the United Nations in 2019. 

Sherri Altshuler's Profile

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Aird & Berlis LLP

Sherri earns the trust of her clients by adeptly managing complex and time-sensitive corporate finance transactions and by providing relevant, business-focused solutions to corporate/commercial and capital markets issues. Her depth of perspective and understanding of corporate and securities law matters comes from her ongoing representation of clients ranging from small and medium enterprises to established multi-billion dollar corporations. Sherri effectively prioritizes issues on complex and time-sensitive transactions, and works diligently to ensure that outcomes align with her clients’ overall business goals. Sherri is co-Practice Group Leader of the firm's Capital Markets Group, co-Chair of the Cannabis Group and a member of the Corporate/Commercial, Mining, Capital Pool Company and Startups Groups. Her practice is focused on mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, public and private financings and ongoing corporate and commercial matters. She has developed specialized expertise in capital markets transactions in the REIT, cannabis, technology, psychedelics and mining sectors, including with respect to board governance, securities and financing matters. Sherri regularly advises corporations on public offerings, private placement financings, flow-through financings, reverse takeovers, stock exchange listings, continuous disclosure, corporate governance and the formation and completion of qualifying transactions for companies established under the TSX Venture Exchange Capital Pool Company Program. Sherri is a member of the TSX Venture Exchange Ontario Advisory Committee and a former member of the Ontario Securities Commission Small and Medium Enterprises Committee. Sherri previously completed a six-month term of secondment with the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission where she was responsible for reviewing and clearing prospectuses and considering applications for relief from the requirements of the Securities Act (Ontario). Sherri also instructs Corporate Finance at Windsor Law School and is a frequent public speaker. In 2017, Sherri was recognized as one of Lexpert magazine’s Rising Stars: Canada's Leading Lawyers Under 40 and, in 2018, was recognized as a leading lawyer to watch in the area of Corporate Finance & Securities. Sherri is also recognized as a leading lawyer in Cannabis Law by Chambers Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada.


David Feldman's Profile

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CEO and Co-Founder

Skip Intro Advisors, LLC

David N. Feldman concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions, as well as general representation of public and private companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and private equity and venture capital firms. Mr. Feldman also advises emerging growth companies with regard to alternatives to traditional financing through initial public offerings. He is considered an authority on public offerings through SEC Regulation A+. He published a book on that subject, called Regulation A+ and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO (John Wiley & Sons), in 2018. Mr. Feldman also represents a wide range of clients, including entrepreneurial companies, investors, lenders, investment banking firms and other businesses, in the emerging legal cannabis industry. He provides guidance on private placements, public offerings, loan structuring and fund formation for cannabis companies, as well as corporate structuring advice and applications for grow, processing and dispensary licenses. He advises on risk assessment issues for large, multinational businesses seeking to enter the cannabis industry. He is a founding partner of Skip Intro Advisors, a cannabis-focused business consulting firm focused on strategic and financial advisory, branding, technology and license application preparation and submission. In April 2019 the global guide Chambers & Partners ranked Mr. Feldman as a leading US attorney in cannabis law and one of only seven US lawyers in “band 1” for corporate and transactional work in the industry. In addition, in October 2018 the National Law Journal named him a “Cannabis Law Trailblazer” and in January 2019 Business Insider named him as a top lawyer in the cannabis industry.

Mr. Feldman is the former team lead of an AmLaw 100 firm’s Cannabis Industry Group. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and is quoted by numerous publications about legal developments and business news in this rapidly expanding market. A graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania as well as the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Mr. Feldman is the former chair of Wharton’s worldwide alumni association board. 


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