Full course description
Tuesdays, 8/17-11/2/2021, 5:30-6:45pm
Instructors: Shay Gilmore and Lara DeCaro
“From Start Up To Wind Up: Legal & Finance Considerations in Cannabis Businesses” will provide attendees with an overview of the tools needed to open and operate a cannabis facility. Join instructors Lara DeCaro and Shay Gilmore for practical discussions about the origin of cannabis policy and how those policies have shapes the rules now in effect. From identifying a location to anticipating contract terms to determining a tax strategy, participants will gain invaluable knowledge into the ups and downs of cannabis business.
Lara DeCaro is a founding board member, former executive officer, and current advisory board member of the International Cannabis Bar Association and currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco Cannabis Law Section. Lara was also on the team that drafted the Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) in cannabis for Meadow (with the approval of YCombinator), an open source document intended to reduce costs of capital raises for California cannabis corporations. Lara has been practicing law for over 20 years, the majority of which involving cannabis.
Shay Gilmore advises exclusively cannabis businesses regarding corporate and commercial transactions and regulatory compliance matters. Shay is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Cannabis Bar Association, and he leads the Cannabis Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, through which Shay organized volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono services to social equity individuals verified by the San Francisco Office of Cannabis under the San Francisco Cannabis Equity Program. Shay has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Business and Corporate Law and in Cannabis Law.