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Does Involvement in the Cannabis Industry Preclude Your Business From Bankruptcy Protection?

Despite the growing public acceptance of marijuana and the fact that a majority of states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes (37 states and the District of Columbia have enacted medical marijuana legislation), federal law still treats marijuana cultivation and sale as a criminal offense. See 21 U.S.C. § 801, et seq. As bankruptcy is only…
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Like-Kind Exchanges May No Longer Be Likeable – An Overview of Current Law and Preview of Proposed Changes

Under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), a taxpayer may defer recognition of capital gains on exchanges of qualifying property in a process known as a “like-kind exchange” or “1031 exchange.” Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Code Section 1031 applies only to exchange of real property and not personal…
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Using an Unregistered Broker-Dealer for Capital Raising is a Risky Proposition

One of the most overlooked and problematic issues concerning capital raising by small businesses, venture capital funds, and private equity funds is the use of “finders” to assist issuers with raising capital. Those who act as “finders” assist in matching issuers with investors for a fee. Issuers generally desire to pay a “finders’ fee” only…
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