This is the final installment of INCBA’s Business Law - Formation series. After forming a cannabis business, drafting internal documents, and understanding potential disputes, the next natural step is assisting your client with raising money. This panel will discuss the nuts and bolts of raising money including, securities laws, what is a security, registration requirements, exemptions to registration, types of investment vehicles, and investor disclosure documents. The panelists will also walk through the common negotiation points between an issuer and investor that may require changes to the company’s existing company documents.
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Megan Sheehan is the owner of Sheehan & Associates Law, a boutique firm in Lexington, MA and Barrington, RI. Megan represents small to mid sized cannabis businesses, both plant touching and ancillary, providing services for business formation, contracts, commercial leases, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions. Megan's firm is truly a family business- she practices with her mother and her two brothers also work at the firm. Before having her second career as a lawyer, Megan worked in operations for small businesses and non-profits. Megan also has a strong background in community organizing and activism, having worked with community radio stations and in healthcare organizing. Megan received her BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and her JD from Vermont Law School. Megan enjoys reading fiction, biking, hanging with her son and husband, and swimming.
Genny Kiley focuses her practice on business and corporate transactions and provides practical businesses advice to companies of all sizes and stages. While she has assisted large publicly held companies, Genny has extensive experience advising closely held and family-owned businesses on business structuring, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance.
Genny is Chair of Emerge’s Cannabis Industry Group and counsels a diverse client base with a particular focus on cannabis businesses, including growers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers. Genny has helped numerous cannabis businesses navigate state and local cannabis rules and regulations and obtain recreational and medical marijuana licenses. In the converse, Genny has also advised many businesses transacting with “plant touching” businesses, including landlords, equipment manufacturers, and lenders. In the cannabis industry there is no “boilerplate”. Her combined business and regulatory background provides a unique perspective when advising clients to help avoid common pitfalls unique to the cannabis industry in connection with business transactions.
Prior to co-founding Emerge Law Group, Genny practiced at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.
Mike has lived and worked in the Boston area since 2006. His path to New England was a winding one, having been born on the west coast and spending his formative years in Auburn, Alabama, the son of a physics professor. He left Alabama to attend the University of Virginia, where he got dual degrees in Political and Social Thought and African-American Studies. After taking a year off to rock climb, Mike went to the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated cum laude in 2004. He was a member of the Journal of Race and Law, publishing an article on Fair and Facially Neutral Higher Education Admissions Through Disparate Impact Analysis.
Mike’s law practice spans both litigation and transactional work. In 2013, he cofounded a software company, serving as general counsel and COO for seven years. Prior to that he was a litigator and public policy advocate, working on matters of public interest, including employment, housing and real estate, and healthcare. He now offers that broad, pragmatic experience to emerging companies in general corporate matters. Mike gets excited to help creative and motivated people realize their visions and build great companies in the process.
He is a founding board member of Union Capital Boston, a growing, local nonprofit that’s quickly making a name for itself as an innovative program for low-income communities to build social capital. He also has a diverse pro bono practice, involving immigration law, public benefits litigation, and supporting small business. Outside of work, it is easier to list the things Mike doesn’t like - television news and vanilla ice cream. Otherwise, if it’s interesting, Mike likes it, especially sports, music, and anything irreverent.
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