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David Ruskin

Attorney

HMB Legal Counsel


David is a partner with the Chicago-based law firm, HMB Legal Counsel.  Following 25 years of litigating business and tax disputes, in 2016 David turned his full energy to focus on providing legal counsel to the cannabis industry, representing entrepreneurs, investors and business owners, both plant touching and ancillary trades.

David enjoys guiding clients through the life-cycle of cannabis operations, starting with the regulatory maze for state licensing of cannabis businesses followed by the myriad of general and regulatory counsel needs during the course of the company’s life, from start-up issues through sale events and the multitude of legal challenges in between. David has been successful in securing numerous licenses and cross-border agreements in various states for clients, with the help of his HMB Legal cannabis team.

Known as an excellent listener, David’s approach is efficient and focused on his client’s business goals. Ultimately, David’s biggest satisfaction comes from moving the cannabis industry forward, both through legal work and also making introductions within his wide network of cannabis business friends and colleagues. To that end, David co-founded CannaMatch in 2021, for the purpose of matching newly licensed growers, processors and retailers with the numerous industry service providers in an organized, efficient and confidential fashion. David’s other hours are spent active with the International Cannabis Bar Association, the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association and the Illinois Craft Cannabis Association…when not with his family, their golden-doodle Boyd, or enjoying live music.   

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Ethics: Legal Advice Rule 1.2 Now Requires You To Give, the Novel “Also Advise” Provision


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Ethics
Faculty:
Amy McDougal |  Michael Drumke |  Lauren Rudick |  David Ruskin
Duration:
1 Hour 6 Minutes
SKU:
INCBA060220ETOD
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Short Description:
Hear from the panel about what “also advise” means in practice, including what federal laws are considered “related,” how to determine if federal law “conflicts” with what your client seeks to do, and...
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$75.00 - Non Member Price

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Application, Process, and Best Practices


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Category:
Administrative Law |  Hemp |  Licensing and Permitting |  Regulatory
Faculty:
SarahLee Gossett Parrish |  David Ruskin |  Scheril Murray Powell |  Dina Rollman, Government & Regulatory Affairs
Duration:
1 Hour 8 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
SKU:
INCBA102220AP
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Short Description:
Attendees will leave with an understanding of the best practices employed by lawyers and consultants in guiding businesses through these complicated applications, in particular how to assist one clie...
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$75.00 - Non Member Price

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Ethics 301 - How You Manage Too Many Clients: Perspectives on Conflicts of Interest


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Category:
Alternative Dispute Resolution |  Business of Law |  Cannabis |  Copyrights and Trademarks |  Corporate Governance |  Ethics |  Intellectual Property |  Licensing |  Licensing and Permitting |  Patents & Trade Secrets
Faculty:
Phillip Neiman |  Omar Figueroa |  David Ruskin |  Beau Epperly
Duration:
1 Hour 35 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
SKU:
INCBA08122021HMCOD
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Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.
Short Description:
Most lawyers dream of having many clients seeking their services no matter how problematic. Our panelists debate how to manage conflicts of interest during competitive licensing and applications.
Price:
$75.00 - Non Member Price

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