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October 14, 2020

Cannabis M&A Field Guide

Download our complete guide focused on strategic guidance and technical insight for investors and operators navigating the cannabis M&A landscape…

October 14, 2020

Risks and Values Right Under Your Feet: M&A Real Estate Considerations

Real estate holdings in an M&A deal can hold risks and exposures, or are under-utilized and present an opportunity to uncover hidden value…

October 06, 2020

Five Reasons Private Companies Should Adopt Public Controls

A strong internal control environment can: enhance organizational accountability, reduce risk of fraud, improve processes and financial reporting…

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 20, 2020

Greater Than the Sum of its Parts: Keys to Post-Merger Integration

Post-merger integration cannot be treated as an after-thought, integration considerations must play a central role throughout the M&A process…

August 05, 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 05, 2020

Create an Honest Brand

What is a “brand” and how does one go about creating it? A brand is a footprint. A brand is how you are seen, perceived, and remembered…

July 30, 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…

July 29, 2020

Define Your Vision of Success

Living your vision is creating a path through life that enables you to live your best life. A key step in achieving this is planning for a secure future…

July 23, 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…