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September 14, 2020

SPACs Continue to Surge: The New Path to Public?

SPACs have stormed back to prominence by raising capital at a record pace … and then injecting those funds into capital-needy industries and companies…

September 10, 2020

Forging a Path Forward: IRS Provides Guidance on Employee Payroll Tax Deferral

Analysis of IRS Notice 2020-65, which provides much-needed guidance for employers wondering how to comply with the employee payroll tax deferral program…

August 27, 2020

SPACs: Emerging Titans of Cannabis and Hemp

SPACs, have been steadily rising in prominence with a number of eye-popping capital raises and making acquisitions that took high-profile companies public…

August 19, 2020

M&A Tax: Securing Value Before the Deal Goes Down

Proactive tax planning during the M&A process is one of the key methods to drive value before, during, and after the transaction…

August 12, 2020

M&A Due Diligence: Manage Risk and Protect Value

Verifying financial and operational information helps ensure the quality and fairness of the deal and reduces the risk of inheriting liabilities…

August 06, 2020

The Art and Science of Cannabis Valuations

Shifting regulatory and market conditions present complexities that limit traditional metrics, making cannabis industry valuations as much art as science…

July 29, 2020

Structuring Transactions to Maximize Value

Optimal structuring of an M&A deal can drive value and limit exposure against liabilities…

July 22, 2020

The New Reality of Cannabis M&A

Our new market reality is defined by uncertainty created by COVID-19, the fallout from poor financial performances, and increasingly tight capital markets…

July 22, 2020

Fundamentals of an Effective Cannabis M&A Strategy

Whether on the buy- or sell-side, a successful M&A strategy must adhere to the same logic that informs long-term strategic goals…

July 01, 2020

California Raises Taxes to Address Budget Shortfalls

Included in AB 85 are a number of key tax law changes aimed at closing the $54.3 billion budget shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 22, 2020

Nasdaq's New IPO Rules for Chinese Companies

Breaking down the purpose and impact of Nasdaq’s new listing standards and other regulatory and reporting rules for “Restricted Market” companies…

June 12, 2020

IRS Provides Relief to Qualified Opportunity Funds and Investors

The IRS has extended certain deadlines and provided flexibility to Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic…